I hope this is in the appropriate section. I am going to share my phalloplasty surgery (penis surgery) experience and give everyone my honest assessment.
Before surgery I was what you would call a grower. My flaccid length varied from 1 inch to 5 inches depending on my mood, temperature, activity, stress or whatever.
Erect I was about (NBP, never learned that term til I came here) 6.25 inches long and 5.75 inches at mid shaft. My base was about the same.
After YEARS of research and serious thought I decided to have the surgery. It's interesting to note not one of my partners felt I needed it. They ALL were against me having it done.
Before surgery I had dabbled in PE, tried a pump, and did some weights. That was part of my pre-op program to condition my penis.
Before surgery I used a 1.75 inch pump cylinder. Today I can barely squeeze my flaccid penis into the same tube and I use the 2.25 inch tube and a 2.5 inch tube. I bought a 2 inch tube, but my erect penis must be forced into it although I can still use it.
Like I said I did years of research and talked to numerous doctors before I decided to have this done. My search led me to Dr. Gary Rheinschild in California. I will say right now I have NO financial ties to them, didn't get paid to write my experience and only share in case some of you desire to learn more about the surgery or are contemplating having it done.
In any event after much research I chose Total Life Enhancement. The first thing they did was give me about 2 dozen names of men who had the procedure.
I called and spoke to every one of them. That gave me a lot of confidence and I was amazed at how willing these guys were to share in their experience.
THE SURGERY: On March 27th I flew out to California, the day before my surgery, and met with Dr. Rheinschild (note: The man is a genius and is the nicest surgeon I have ever met. He is so friendly and really cares about his work and patients. I can't say enough about the man.) Dr. Rheinschild examined me, asked me if I was sure I wanted to do the surgery, and then took some pre-op pics.
The day of the surgery I was very nervous, but the surgical team put my mind at ease. The women were very friendly and we joked around a lot. I was wheeled into the operating suite and was given a sedative to relax me and then I was put under general anesthesia. It seemed like only a matter of a few seconds and I was being awakened by the recovery room nurse.
I felt no pain that moment and was actually able to get up and walk around immediately. Dr. Rheinschild let me relax and then he drove me to get my prescriptions. How many surgeons do you know that do that??
I had 3 sheets of Alloderm, maximum they do is 6, and I had the suspensatory ligament cut. Alloderm is an acellular matrix of donor tissue. You body, overtime, grows into the alloderm and it becomes vascularized like the surrounding tissue. The Alloderm is placed on top of the corpus cavernosa
IMMEDIATE POST-OP That night as the nerve block and anesthesia wore off I was in exteme pain. On a scale from 1 to 10 It was a tad over 15. I was a hurting puppy. Doc had prescribed percocets which were ok, but he eventually gave me a Fentanyl patch which worked but kicked my ass.
My penis was wrapped in heavy bandages, which I had to change daily. I kept it wrapped for 2 weeks, no bath or shower for the first 10 days.
I had a main incision right above the penis (about 1.25 inches in length, where the ligament was cut and I had 2 incisions on top of my penis where the head meets the shaft.
Post op I was extremely swollen. My abdomen was very swollen and so was my penis. The pain was terrible, especially when I got an erection. They actually give you a prescription to combat your erections, but it's not 100%. I jokingly named it Erectal as it wasn't all that effective for me. I was getting 6 to 7 erections each morning and it woke me up from my sleep. It was agony. I'd wake up and just lay there hoping my erection would go away, but each day it got better and better.
You can't have sex for 6 weeks after surgery. I must admit at 3 weeks I was so damn horny I couldn't take it anymore so I had my girlfriend give me a semi BJ where she just lightly licked the underside of the shaft near the head. Man the volcanic eruption would of shamed Peter North.
The downside is I was very sore the next day and so afraid I'd get an infection or I damaged something, but I was getting erections all the time so I figured if the graft could handle that stress a little licking was cool.
THE RESULTS: About 4 weeks post op I was still swollen and my erections were incredibly huge...except for the length. I had severe retraction. My erections were now only about 4.5 inches and I was freaking out big time.
I just recently started my post-op pumping and physiotherapy. I have regained over 1 inch of my retraction in only 10 days of using weights, pumping, and the TRAC-MAN. If I dont gain it all back and show an increase in next 3 to 4 weeks I will get cortisone injections to help stretch and heal scar tissue. As an aside the scars on my penis head are barley visible.
I now have an erect girth of 6.25 inches immediately behind the head. 6.75 midshaft and over 7.125 inches at the base. I can expect to gain a little more over the next 12 weeks of post.
My flaccid length is about 5 inches and rarely dips below 4.5 inches. These are all NBP measurements. BP I am 7 inches erect and about 6 flaccid
Another thing is I had a very vascular penis before and I have maintained all of that.
THE POST-OP SEX The first word that pops into my mind is WOW. I never had any complaints before and the reasons why I had the surgery are varied and personal. In any case the increase has made the nerves much more sensitive. I don't orgasm any quicker, but the feeling is much more intense. Every girl I have dated now has a very difficult time giving me oral sex. They now only put the head in their mouth. It is just too painful for me and makes their jaws hurt.
Vaginal sex is incredible and the girth makes a difference for both them and for me. Every woman I have had sex with can "handle" the increase in size, but I must be gentle, go slower, and they must be really wet or use lube. One woman commented she still wasn't use to the girth and needed to get used to it.
MISCELLANEOUS I'd like to address some common myths and FAQ's about the surgery.
1.) Erection angle. My penis angle was always straight up. It still points north although a very slight decrease which I feel is because of increase in blood volume
2.) Too big for women. Guys I have slept with 5 women since my surgery. Everyone of them was finally able to have relatively pain free sex after they loosened up and adapted to the size. The initial penetration was "uncomfortable" for all of them but they all were able to handle it with ease after a few minutes and 2 of them are TINY women.
3.) Small guys get bigger length gains- True guys with much smaller erect lengths than mine per-op had much larger gains post up.
4.) Can't do P.E. anymore-Not true I am doing it now, mostly for length
5.) Erections not hard after surgery-Not true mine are hard as a rock
6.) What is the cost-It cost me over $11,000 including the physiotherapy equipment (weights and pump)
7.) Oral Sex-For me oral sex has suffered as it is now too big around for the women I date.
8.) Porn Stars-After seeing my penis I am convinved Mandingo and Julien have had the surgery. My penis hangs like there's does, it kind of bounces and wiggles when erect like their's does, and they both have a tiny bit of pubic hair at the EXACT place my incision is. I would bet money they have had surgery. I do know my surgeon has had some Porn Stars spend over 50K to "build" their massive dicks.
9.) Would I do it again-Every patient I have spoken with would have the surgery all over again including myself. I would do it again in a New York Minute and I am planning on having a second girth surgery in October.
10.) It's cheating. IMHO No more so than any other form of PE.
11.) Condoms. I must use the biggest condom I can find for it to be reasonably comfortable
Any other questions or comments just ask and I will respond