Many men feel self-conscious about their penis length. Modern phalloplasty techniques can help you look longer and feel more confident about the size of your penis. After your operation, you may need to start a penis stretching plan. While it can be easy to forget to do your penis stretches, they are vital for your phalloplasty results. Learn more about why stretching is so important after your penile lengthening procedure.
How Phalloplasty For Penis Lengthening Works
Up to half of your penis actually sits inside your body, hidden from view. Therefore, one way to achieve additional length is to help more of your penis sit outside of your body. Your penis is attached to your pubic bone by what is called the suspensory ligament. This ligament holds part of your penis inside your body. However, advances in phalloplasty make it possible to lengthen your penis with a simple procedure.
For your phalloplasty procedure, your surgeon will perform suspensory ligament release. Essentially, your surgeon makes a small incision that is hidden by your pubic hair. Then, he separates the suspensory ligament to allow more of your penis to sit outside your body and appear longer. After your penis lengthening procedure, however, it’s important to follow all the post-operative instructions your surgeon recommends. For example, you may need to do stretching exercises after your penis surgery.
Why Stretching After Your Penis Surgery is Necessary
After ligament release phalloplasty, you will likely need to do penis stretching exercises. Each man’s stretching process is different and depends on his specific circumstances. Initial stretching exercises generally involve stretching your penis using your fingers and then graduating to a penis stretching device. While penis stretching will not result in length gain without surgery, it can help improve length after a phalloplasty procedure.
Penile stretching can help prevent the suspensory ligament from scarring after your procedure. Scarring on the ligament can result in your penis retracting back into your body. This often means little or no length gain for men who undergo penis lengthening surgery. However, a stretching regimen after your phalloplasty procedure can help prevent suspensory ligament scarring and scar retraction. This allows the penis to hang outside of your body for the appearance of a longer penis.
Length gains from your penis lengthening surgery can be improved for up to six months after your procedure. Part of this is ensuring you follow your post-operative instructions and continuing a stretching regimen based on your surgeon’s instructions. Therefore, it’s vital to follow your surgeon’s instructions for stretching after your surgery. This can help you appear longer and prevent negative effects from your penis surgery.
Texas Phalloplasty for Your Penis Surgery
At Texas Phalloplasty Institute, Dr. Robert Capriotti offers state-of-the-art phalloplasty techniques to help you feel more confident about your penis size. With over 25 years of experience and a dedication to personalized care, Dr. Capriotti offers the professional care attention you deserve for your penile surgery. We perform phalloplasty procedures out of two advanced operating rooms that are in the same class as those found in hospitals. However, because Dr. Capriotti operates out of a cosmetic surgery center, you can often save thousands of dollars for your procedure compared to hospitals and outpatient surgery centers. Call us today at (713) 674-7201 to schedule an appointment or for more information. We are here to serve you.