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Phalloplasty

PHALLOPLASTY

Phalloplasty refers to the (re-)construction of a penis or, sometimes, artificial modification of the penis by surgery, often for cosmetic purposes. It is also often used to refer to penis enlargement.

A complete construction or reconstruction of a penis (also known as total phalloplasty) is done on both cisgendered men who have lost their penis through either illness or accidents, and transmen, that is, female-to-male transgendered or transsexual people.

The basic procedures have similarities, (except in extreme cases of micro/macropenis) although surgery on cisgendered men can be simpler, since the urethra still ends in the front of the genital area, whereas the urethra of transmen ends near the vaginal opening and has to be lengthened considerably. The lengthening of the urethra is a difficult part of total phalloplasty, and also the one where complications often occur.

With all types of phalloplasty in transmen, the labia are united to form a scrotum, where prosthetic testicles can be inserted.

An erectile prosthesis can be inserted into the neo-phallus to replace the erectile tissue and enable sexual penetration. This is usually done in separate surgery for healing reasons. There are several types of erectile prostheses, ranging from malleable rod-like medical devices so the neo-penis can either stand up or hang down, to elaborate pumping systems. Penile implants require a neophallus of appropriate length and volume in order to be a safe option.

There are three different techniques for phalloplasty:
•  Graft from the arm, leg, abdomen or musculocutaneous latissimus dorsi (by far the most common surgical technique for total phalloplasty which produces the best results in both function and aesthetics)
•  Graft from abdominal muscle
•  Graft from abdominal fatty tissue

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