Male Genital Surgery

What is male genital surgery?

Male genital surgery is intended for those men who wish to feel more comfortable with their physical appearance or want to solve some kind of problem or dysfunction that forces them to undergo surgery.

In these interventions the urinary capacity is primarily respected. Sensitivity may be modified due to inflammation, although once it is overcome, it returns to normal. Longer lasting alterations occur only in exceptional cases.

Why is it performed?

In many cases, this type of surgery seeks to achieve a proportion of the different parts of the body. This kind of interventions, apart from solving health problems, usually bring great benefits to the patients’ self-esteem.

Genital surgery interventions facilitate more satisfactory sexual relations for the patient and the couple, providing benefits for both.

Genital surgery is used to correct functional or aesthetic problems.

What does it consist of?

As mentioned above, male genital surgery treatments can address different aspects, both functional or health and aesthetic. Some of the treatments in male genital surgery are the following:

  • Lengthening phalloplasty: this is a lengthening of the penis which is usually between 1 and 4 centimeters.
  • Enlargement phalloplasty: it is a thickening of the penis, from a lipofilling or with a filling with its own fat.
  • Treatment of Peyronie’s disease: serves to correct curved erections, due to the formation of a plaque, which hinder or prevent satisfactory sexual intercourse.
  • Correction of congenital penile curvature: these are curvatures that occur at birth. The position of the penis can be straightened to allow better sexual intercourse.
  • Scrotoplasty or scrotal lifting: the objective is to rejuvenate the scrotal bag containing the testicles, elevating them and eliminating excess skin.
  • Testicular implants: allows to restore one or both testicles to those who are missing, by birth due to a disease.
  • Frenulum surgery: patients who have a frenulum that is too short can cause discomfort during sexual intercourse (it can break, bleed or hurt). With this surgery, a cut is made along the frenulum.
  • Phimosis: surgery in which the foreskin is cut and the glans is left permanently uncovered. It is performed in patients who have narrowing of the foreskin opening, which can cause different sexual problems and discomfort.
  • Vasectomy: in this procedure a section and ligation of the different ducts is performed so that the ejaculated semen does not contain spermatozoa. The procedure is reversible by means of a vasovasostomy.
See also  Penile Prosthesis

Preparation for male genital surgery

First of all, the doctor will carry out a preliminary study of the patient. It is important to consult with the specialist about all the details of the surgery and to clarify any doubts you may have about it.

The vast majority of these interventions are performed under local anesthesia associated with sedation. Depending on the surgery to be performed, the doctor will indicate the type of anesthesia to the patient.

Finally, it is advisable to have ample clothing ready for the postoperative period, so that the affected area does not rub against the dressings or bandages.

Care after the operation

Hospitalization is not necessary for most of the interventions, as they are quick interventions. Depending on the technique used, a week’s leave from work may be recommended.

Sexual intercourse cannot be resumed after some time, especially due to the inflammation caused by these interventions. In cases of lengthening or thickening it takes a minimum of four weeks, although in cases of phimosis or frenulum surgery, two weeks is sufficient.

This inflammation can occur in the penis or testicles and usually lasts for the first two or three weeks. The discomfort is usually mild, but in some cases oral painkillers are recommended.

In the same way that the relations, it is not advisable to practice sports during the first month. Care is performed on an outpatient basis, the next day of surgery and after 48 or 72 hours, with washing and drying of the operated region. The sutures are checked after 8 to 10 days and a bandage is usually applied during the process.