Nodules are literally the most benign, non-consequential "complication" there is in Phalloplasty
. It's purely aesthetic and the only "pain" associated with them is the friction that arises from more pronounced nodules and your skin & clothing.
And I think you have it misunderstood --> nodules are generally present shortly after the procedure. If they come about (which isn't uncommon) they are rather easy to address (non-surgically)
, I'd know, I've had mine corrected over the years (may take a couple of touch-up sessions, but it comes with the territory, everyone should know this going in). New nodules don't arise because of manipulation, masturbation, or sex. As a matter of fact, if you have a Nodule
-free procedure and are a year out post-op, you're smooth sailing. If you have nodules and have them corrected, and go a year without any new nodules, you're smooth sailing.
Granulomas, however can come at a later time as pointed out by Dr. Casavantes
. As previously explained, they can be treated, can reverse on its own, and can be removed if necessary. Relatively speaking, even these complications pale in comparison to complications found in other procedure-types. What should be noted is that no procedure is without risk, and if anybody thinks that getting PMMA
will be 100% complication free, I'm afraid they wont make a good candidate for Phalloplasty
Women get nose, boob, and butt jobs, and they all have varying degree of complication rates. No one closed that industry down because of it. Since no procedure is without risk, you have to weigh the pros & cons, and determine whether the risk is worth the reward. Furthermore, and more importantly, is to determine if the complication rate is poor, so-so, or acceptable. If we take all authentic patient reports, dermal fillers score an "acceptable" complication rate, and maybe "so-so" if you take minor complications (e.g. nodules) into account.
The notion that 5 men have reported Removal
is, in my opinion, a remarkably low rate considering the hundred+ reports of successful outcomes. Granted, success is subjective and obviously some results may be more desirable than others, but I'm generally implying "free of major complication," and that's saying a lot in this industry. Yes, just like you recommended readers doing --> please go back and review 2018's, 2017's, 2016's, and so on.
These proclamations that a procedure is unsafe because it didn't work for you is irresponsible. I oppose rigid implants, multi-layered dermal matrices, scaffolding, and silicone oil for the obvious reasons (highly risky, obsolete, etc). The sheer success rate of dermal fillers when employed by an experienced practitioner is unparalleled, and the contents on PB 2.0 and PB 3.0 are living, real-time proof. .