Male Genital Surgery or Phalloplasty


Phalloplasty is the augmentation or reconstruction of the penis, or the artificial modification of the penis through surgery, often for cosmetic purposes. The term phalloplasty is also sometimes used for penis enlargement.

A total penile erection or reconstruction is performed in:

patients with birth defects such as micropenis, epispadias and hypospadias, patients who lost their penis, female-to-male transsexuals. Phalloplasty may require the implantation of an erectile prosthesis to achieve an erection (and allow for sexual penetration).This is usually done in a separate procedure to extend healing time. There are several types of erection implants, including malleable rod-shaped medical devices that allow the neo-penis to rise or dangle. Penile implants require a neophallus of sufficient length and volume to be a safe option. Long-term implantation success rates in engineered penises are lower than reconstruction success rates in cisgender men. Feeling comfortable in the reconstructed penis can help reduce the risk of possible erosion of the implant through the skin.

Penis enlargement can also be achieved through a procedure that relaxes the ankle strap where it attaches to the pubic bone, allowing the penis to protrude from the body. The procedure is performed through an inconspicuous horizontal incision in the pubic area, with the pubic hair helping to hide the incision site. No incision is made on the penis itself.