Long time reader, first time poster. I just found this thread and had to share my experience as I cannot stomach watching this guy posting here and still practicing medicine.
I had the phalloplasty surgery done with Rodney Barron in 1996; that I received no benefit or gain from the surgery became the least of my problems. This surgery was the worst mistake that I\'ve made and has ruined an aspect of my adult life. I can say that the moniker \'Barron the Butcher\' is very well deserved.
The surgery left me with disfiguring scars; two on the inside of both legs, 6 inches long and half inch width, running from the inside leg by my scrotum all the way up to near my hip bone. This was the donor site for the fat grafts that they took from there for the supposed girth procedure. So now I have these 2 scars like in form of a V that have turned purple over the years. Why they took fat from there, I do not know, and never disclosed anything about the scars. Where they inserted the fat grafts was under glans up top, that also left 2 scars that have now turned keloidal and black. If I pull my foreskin up, it looks like my member is dirty. The fat grafts of course all absorbed and no gain was had, however, the fat grafts have turned into scar tissue and there are small chunks of whatever that I can pinch. Next, where they cut the lig above the top base of the member left an X shaped scar, sizeable keloidal scar and in the center of the raised X, there is a hole. A very noticeable one, about the size of my urethral opening yet. I got about quarter in gain in flaccid length only, nothing in erect state. Again, something else that wasn\'t disclosed.
Due to the shameful nature of this surgery and results, I never took any legal action. I found a small consolation that Barron was sent to prison for fraud --- articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/30/local/la-me-doctors-20101030
I hope that the time he had in prison is even a fraction of the hell I\'ve suffered at the hands of this criminal, although I think he is trying to say in the above post that his license was used illegally by another group. However, I don\'t know why his license hasn\'t been pulled and he is still practicing urology, although it seems he\'s stopped butchering people with his phaloplasty. I would have rather given him the money just to save myself from the damage this guy caused. If I can persuade even one person to avoid surgery, not just with this guy but with any doctor, a scalpel should never be anywhere near that part of your body, and these so-called \'doctors\' just preying on men\'s insecurities. I have no dog in this fight, I\'m sharing my experience as a victim, I went in for self-improvement and, without going into the details of the countless episodes over the years, turned into a lifelong nightmare. By the way, over the years I\'ve done numerous treatments and scar revision surgeries, after many years and thousands of dollars, there has been some improvement but not quite there. I am holding hope for new technology such as 3D stem cell regeneration (stem cell gun) to end the day where I look at myself in the mirror and relive this story. I have to take comfort in the fact that I\'m still functional, even though my EQ never quite stood upright as it did before.
Rodney Barron - this message is for you. If you\'re reading this, I hope karma catches up to you in this life or the next and you get exactly what you deserve. Now if only my eyes can witness that.