Q: How much of, and for how long, with the fat survive?
A: This varies from person to person, but usually at least 80% or more of the injected fat survives long term, in my experience. The longest patients are over 15 years after surgery and have very satisfactory results. We are now recommending that two transfers be done 3 months apart.
Q: Are there any guarantees?
A: No. Unfortunately, no one can predict the amount of the fat survival in the fat transfer procedure, or the length gain.
Q: Are there any long term ill side effects?
A: Presently, there are no known long term ill side effects related to the fat transfer or length gain.
Q: How much larger can I be?
A: This varies in every patient; however, an increase in diameter (thickness) of 50% is the goal.
Q: Why is width more important than length?
A: During sexual intercourse an excessively long penis can be painful to a woman. However, with an increased girth, the increased sensation along the vaginal walls improves the pleasure of your partner since the sensory nerves are more concentrated in the lower end and sides of the vagina.
Q: How much time do I need off work, and why must I wear a bandage?
A: The procedure is performed on an out-patient basis, and most patients can return to work the following day. The support bandage must be worn to ensure the skin heals smoothly, and to reduce swelling. One week is usually sufficient.
Q: When can I return to sexual activity?
A: Sexual activity can usually be resumed in 4-6 weeks; however, it takes 3-6 months to achieve maximum erection length. Post operative stretching is essential to gain the full benefits of your procedure.
Q: How much pain is involved?
A: Most patients find the post operative course quite tolerable. Thee is minimal pain in the penis, and most patients complain of discomfort rather than pain. The discomfort resulting from the procedure is easily controlled by prescribed pain medication.
Q: Is there any loss of feeling and how does the penis feel when it is erect?
A: There has been no reported loss of sensation from the procedure. When erect, the penis remains firm with a thick cape of fatty tissue surrounding it. In about 2% of patients, the fat can form small nodules that are easily taken care of as a minor out-patient procedure under local anesthesia.
Q: Can I see some samples of your work?
A: Certainly. Simply click here to view before and after pictures.