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Patient Information -FAQs – Penis Enhancement Surgery

Patient Information -FAQs - Penis Enhancement SurgeryHow soon can I have sex after penile surgery? Sex is permitted 4-6 weeks after surgery. Maximal erection length can take up to 6 months to be achieved. The extender device provided must be used faithfully as instructed for up to 6 months to obtain the best result.

What is more important – Width or Length? An excessively long penis can be painful to a woman during intercourse. The vaginal canal averages 4 inches in length and the concentration of sensory nerves is just inside the opening on the floor and sides of the canal. Therefore, increased width is probably more important than increased length.

Why do I have to do stretching exercises after penis surgery? You have to stretch the penis to prevent it from retracting and healing in its original position. If fat is used, stretching prevents clumping or irregularities.

Why do I have to wrap my penis following surgery? Wrapping the penis prevents it from “telescoping” and clumping the fat.

Are male enhancement procedures covered by insurance? No. These procedures are considered cosmetic surgery. Contact our office for information about available financing.

Is penis enlargement safe? Yes. All surgery carries some risk, but the risks with penile enlargement are rare.

Are there any guarantees? No. No one can predict with certainty the length gain or the girth gain from fat or Alloderm.

How much can I expect to gain? Results vary among individuals, but you can expect to gain 1-2 inches with penis lengthening and a 35% increase in girth gain with penis widening.

When can I return to work? You can probably return to work the next day. You will need to avoid heavy lifting for four weeks and must wear a special dressing for 1 month to keep the penis extended and prevent “telescoping” which will compromise the final result.

Are there any adverse affect from releasing the ligaments? No adverse effects have been reported. Ligament release has nothing to do with erection. Eighty-five percent of patients have no erection angle change. If there is an erection angle change, it is only 10-15% and interferes with no penile function.

Is there much pain? The post-op pain is minimal. There are no stitches to take out. Pain medication easily controls discomfort.

Do I have to be admitted to the hospital? No. The surgery is performed as an outpatient.

Is financing available? Yes. The front office can discuss this with you.

What do I have to do as a patient? With regard to enhancement, the doctor provides 100% of the final result. For lengthening, the final result is a 50/50 proposition. The doctor does the surgery and the patient follows the instruction to prevent retraction and obtain the best result. This may take a full 4-6 months and probably more.

Will I have any loss of feeling? No. No sensation loss has been reported. In less than 5% of patients, small nodules may form from the fat. This can be corrected by a minor outpatient procedure under local anesthesia at no charge.