Penis Enlargement Surgery – Post Operation Recovery
Post-operative recovery following your male enhancement procedure begins by having your prescriptions filled prior to your penile enlargement. Start taking the medications immediately after surgery as prescribed.
After surgery, the penis will be wrapped with either brown tape or Coban. This should stay on for 7-8 days. The patient will then continue to rewrap the penis with Coban (2-3 layers) daily for 1 month to keep the penis from “telescoping” and clumping the fat.
Dr. Capriotti will change the operative dressing the day after surgery and instruct you on further dressing changes as necessary. For lengthening procedures, this usually means redressing the pubic area incision daily for 1 week.
The day after surgery hold the head of your penis between your thumb and third finger and pull for 10-15 seconds at a time, every two hours. On the 6th day after surgery, begin stretching for 3-4 minutes at a time every 2 hours
Two weeks after surgery begin using the stretching device, gradually working up to two hours a day. The use of this device is critical for postoperative results because: it prevents the penis from retracting and healing in its original position, Length can gradually be increased for up to 6 months, if fat is used, the device prevents clumping or irregularities through constant tension.
Avoid strenuous activity such as contact sports or heavy lifting for four weeks after surgery. You may resume sexual activity after four weeks if you had penis lengthening and six weeks if you had penis widening.
Avoid aspirin, vitamin E and fish oil capsules for two weeks after surgery.
Postoperative pain after your cosmetic surgery is usually minimal. Some bruising and swelling are normal and will gradually diminish by the 2nd postoperative week. Some pain or discomfort is common after erection for a few days.
After the first postoperative visit, you are free to go. We will follow your post-op recovery by phone. Call between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. if you have any questions or concerns during your recovery.