I'm new to this board but I've been reading scientific papers on PMMA
for the last 5 to 10 years. Last week, I decided to attend a scientific meeting in San Diego in a couple of weeks. Since I'm from Montreal and the options here for Girth
enhancement are scarce, I decided to get an appointment with Dr M. in Tijuana while being on that professional travel. I must say that the before/after pics posted by the members here are quite convincing.
However, as the days go by, I'm getting more nervous because I don't have "plan B's" if something goes wrong when I'm back here. I'm 3000 miles away from Tijuana so returning there immediately if something bad happens is not an option for me. What happens if I get big and uncomfortable granulomas? What happens if I need to remove the newly formed tissue? What if my wife finds my new penis uncomfortable because of these bumps? What if I need intralesional steroids? What am I going to tell to a local Urologist
? Is he going to judge me and refuse treating me?
At the moment, I can't find reasonable answers to these questions and I think I should cancel the appointment. I don't think that I'm overthinking because any medical procedure has risks and we all know that PMMA
has real risks that are documented in the scientific literature. Let me cite the author of a recent paper: "I do think that any PMMA
product should be used with caution. Having had two patients who required surgical excisions after numerous attempts at intralesional steroids and 5FU, I would not use this product lightly. I think it is critical to fully inform patients of all complications of PMMA
products, and it is important to note, although these are rare, some cases may not be easily or ever fully cured."
Cohen, S. R. (2020). Invited Discussion on: PMMA
Safety for Facial Filling: Rates of Granuloma Occurrence and Treatment Methods. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 44(1), 160-161.