One reason why male enhancement procedures are safe and effective is the use of platelet rich plasma, or PRP. Whether we sustain an injury or have elective surgery our bodies are equipped with healing mechanisms that begin a multi-stage healing process the moment injury occurs. Chemical signals result in the rush of special blood components called platelets to the scene. In these platelets are granules which contain growth factors and special transforming tissue factors which stimulate cell repair, proliferation and differentiation for tissue regeneration. The platelets release the granules and healing begins. Specialists such as dental, ENT, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Plastic Surgery, and Wound Healing routinely use PRP to deliver a cocktail of natural, bioactive growth factors to accelerate the body’s healing process.
Early on, preparing PRP was a time consuming, complex and costly procedure that required a large amount of blood. Recent technological advances have made it possible for PRP to be created in the doctor’s office, making penile surgery an even more practical option for many men.
We use PRP because of another amazing application that has been discovered. Over the years autologus (patients’ own) fat has proved to be one of the most ideal mediums for soft tissue augmentation and reconstruction. The knock against fat has always been the documented unreliable survival of all of the fat cells, sometimes resulting in an uneven result or even complete absorption of the injected fat. Better fat harvesting techniques have led to better fat survival and now it has been shown that the addition of PRP with it’s growth factors have led to an almost complete survival rate of all fat cells. This means that long-term fat survival and good results can now be predicated instead of waiting to see how much survives.
Fat tissue has also been confirmed as a major source of multi-potent stem cells. It has also been shown that PRP has an important impact on the proliferation of these stem cells to keep the transplanted fat alive and has even helped, immature fat cells grow and survive to keep the transplanted tissue alive and healthy. This means that fat injected into the face, lips, and hands is more predictable to be permanent along with faster healing times, less pain and bruising. Fat injected for phalloplasty is as safe and reliable means of girth enhancement.
The use of PRP is considered by many to be a “new frontier” of clinical therapy. We believe that human adipose – derived stem cells treated with PRP should be counted as an important advance in tissue engineering in the future of plastic surgery.
When you undergo penis surgery with Dr. Capriotti, you will be asked to donate about 4 tablespoons of blood. The blood is then concentrated and enriched with platelets, and the PRP is added to your tissue when the surgery is completed.
Contact Dr. Capriotti and he will be happy to explain all of the benefits of PRP during your initial consultation.