DURING YOUR CONSULTATION WITH ME IN MY OFFICE I WILL DISCUSS AND PUT INTO PERSPECTIVE THE FOLLOWING ISSUES AS THEY RELATE TO MY SURGICAL TECHNIQUES. The frequency of complications is not known because there are no large-scale studies reported in the medical literature. Consequently, some physicians consider these procedures to be experimental or investigational. The following complications from penile lengthening and Allograft dermal matrix graft widening (pericavernosal) are theoretically possible: Loss of erect upward angle of the penis. This has occurred in two of my patients. Keloid scars (a thick scar). This is unusual but can often be treated by injections of medication. Scarring causing a shorter penis. I have never seen lasting shortness in my patients who use a penile stretching device. Absorption of the Allograft dermal matrix graft with loss of thickness. I have seen one patient who had partial absorption and some loss of thickness. Contracture and/or separation of the Allograft Dermal Matrix Graft (Alloderm '). I have seen one patient with partial contracture of the graft, one patient with proximal graft separation, and one patient with distal separation and contracture of the graft. Failure of the Allograft dermal matrix graft to \"take\". This has not occurred any of my patients. Skin incision separation. I have seen slight temporary skin incision separation in a few of my patients. Loss of some penile skin. This rarely occurs. Bleeding. I have seen one patient with a collection of blood under the skin that was easily managed. Fibrosis of superficial vein. This rarely occurs and usually resolves by itself. Infection. I have seen three patients who developed an infection and lost the graft and one patient who lost part of the graft, and three patients who did not lose the graft. Ecchymosis (bruising). This occasionally occurs and resolves by itself. Nerve injury resulting in decrease of penile sensation. This has not occurred in any of my patients. Edema (temporary swelling of the skin). I have occasionally seen this in my patients. Seroma (collection of serum under skin). This has not occurred in any of my patients. Erectile dysfunction (difficulty with erection). This has not occurred in any of my patients.
If some of these complications occur, further surgery may be required
You will be referred to Dr. Stephen Xavier Giunta. He does FFT and Ligamentolysis. Dr. Whitehead developed an illness and due to health reasons is no longer practicing but receives a \"perk\" when you go to Giunta. He was a pioneer in the field of Phalloplasty and achieved good results with alloderm. He is a very caring man. I spoke with him in the past.
@Dd71 - Thanks for the feedback. I value your opinion based on the amount of detailed research you seem to be doing. It is hard to find the right procedure and the right experienced doctor. I\'ll keep searching.
@EQ Well, it wasent that I wasent impressed....they were attentitive to all my questions and they were reasonably priced. I just became more interested in other procedures. I started looking at the elist implant, stumbled across this site and the rest is history. I feel that FFT isint the right choice for me. The majority of people ive spoken to who have had it, have only complaints. Uneveness, fat lumps, and soft erections. Since ive started reading about PMMA and injectables....im really turned off by the idea of going under the knife. But as for those drs, i really cant speak for or against them. I didnt talk to anyone including on this site who was a patient of theirs.
I think he was one of the first surgeons to use Alloderm, at least on the east coast. Dr. Rosenthal worked with him for a while, if I\'m not mistaken (or at least trained with him.) I don\'t believe he practices anymore.