As some of you might have read, I had Ligamentolysis and dermal fat graft three and a half months ago, and because of Phimosis I have not been able to use the penile traction device.
I started to get more and more worried that there might be retraction. The surgeon said that he either uses a silicone buffer or adipose tissue flap to prevent it. As I understand it, the silicone buffer is only used in case there is no fat to use for the tissue flap, which I believe would be pretty rare.
Anyway, my Phimosis has gotten much better, and I think it might even resolve in 1-2 weeks, but as more time passes, I get increasingly worried about not using a penile traction device to prevent retraction. Any thoughts on this, please?
PS. I did order a new penile traction device without a vacuum cup, and I hope even with some Phimosis I will be able to use it. It will probably take some time to arrive though.
Update: there has been some pain these few days. Not a very strong pain, but the location is near the suspensory ligament, and it has me spooked.
It is probably nothing, and I might imagine the retraction, but the whole combination got me imagining the worst: pain near the suspensory ligament is the ligament reattaching, and the penis is shrinking.
Interestingly, there is not the usual incision at the base of the penis for the ligament cut. I believe the surgeon did the ligament cut when degloving the penis for the dermal fat graft.
The website of the clinic has a lot of information about what technique he used, but some of it was copy/pasted from a research paper, and I am not completely sure as such what technique he actually used.