Ive been a member of the forum for awhile now and can say I\'ve gained a ton of information from the members who are so knowledgeable about this subject. I decided I wanted to gain Girth and didn\'t know which way I should go.... the permanent way(PMMA) or the temporary avenue. I decided to have Radiesse enhancement with Dr. Greenwald of Tampa to see how things would turn out. I had 4cc\'s injected 3 weeks ago and I\'ve gained 3/4 Inch in Girth-non Erect after the swelling reduced, starting out at 4.75 non-Erect to 5.5 non-Erect and almost an Inch around when Erect, 5.7. This was a fairly painless procedure although expensive, at 3600.00. The material is mixed with Lidocaine which reduces pain. You are sore for the next few days but I did not have any complications. You do need to massage to prevent lumping the same you would do with PMMA. I will monitor how long this increase lasts and may go for yearly touch ups of 2cc\'s at 1800.00 to keep the Girth if it doesn\'t reduce greatly before a year. If it does reduce at a quick rate, I\'ll re-visit PMMA but I\'m not comfortable doing that as of now. Thanks for the informative discussion and information. I will post a non-Erect photo showing the non-Erect tape measurement and aesthetics when I get a chance.
According to those gains, Aussie Guy has gotten great results with Dr. Greenwald. After reading your post, I contacted Dr. Greenwald today and spoke with him on the phone for about 10-15 minutes. He sounded very reasonable and was definitely not trying to push me into doing the procedure or to sell it to me in any way. He actually said he thinks people should just leave their penises alone but if they are set on doing it, he feels this is safe. I think he said that most people get about a 20 percent gain in Girth from the procedure. He was reluctant to say that any results are permanent but when I pressed him for an answer, he said that he has been using Radiesse on the face for years and it seems that in SOME people, 10 or 15 percent of the gains may be permanent due to collagen formation(although he was very clear that this is not the case for everyone and he can\'t promise that any of it is permanent). Another positive of this procedure,as per Dr. Greenwald, is that the filler is pretty firm and as a result of this firmness, it leads to a better Flaccid hang(I\'m assuming from the increased weight he meant, akin to PMMA).
I think doing Radiesse and going for touch ups every year or two could be an option, but I wonder if there could be an increased risk of fibrosis/scarring from the repeated procedures, especially if someone has a predilection for scarring/peyronies. Other than that and the expensiveness of the procedure, this physician reports good gains, as corroborated by I think two or more of our members, and this seems relatively safe. I do think it could be quite tedious to have to keep going back for procedure after procedure to maintain the gains.
After speaking with Dr. Greenwald for a few minutes, he seemed like an ethical physician and safety as a priority was the motif he kept revisiting.
Good to hear you\'ve had a good outcome JerryC even if it was an expensive option. I had a look at Dr. Greenwald\'s website - is there some reason that there is no mention of procedures for men - aka penis enhancement?
Hey BB, I have also been curious about the Radiesse and dr. Greenwald in Tampa. I live in south Florida so it\'s easy for me to make it to his location. Please let us know how everything goes. Good luck with the procedure.
I will let you all know in one more week. So far communications with the office has been polite and professional. My online research also shows that he is a true professional with great cosmetic skills. I am looking forward to a real consultation and advice along with positive results.
Well I just got off the phone with one the ladies in front and she said the costs are now $2500 for two syringes at first then $1050 per syringe after for top offs and claims a 25% gain with the first two.