Dr. Stephen X. Giunta
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Important Information You Should Know About Comparative Penis Enlargement Methods
An Open Letter From
Over the years, I’ve had people ask me a variety of questions concerning the surgical procedure called Phalloplasty—more commonly known as penis enlargement surgery. A great majority of those questions deal with the two different methods for enlarging the diameter of the phallus. They are; FFT, or Free Fat Transfer, and Dermal Tissue Grafts, widely known by the trade name of Alloderm®.
First, I’d like to share with you some factual information about Alloderm. Alloderm is a thin sheet of CADAVER (a dead person) skin that has been preserved and treated. A few surgeons use this treated skin to thicken the penis.
Please note the letter below from Lifecell Corporation, the manufacturer of Alloderm:
Some surgeons still promote its use and employ it regularly for penis enlargement. The more experienced the surgeon the better the result with Alloderm. I’ve had numerous patients who’ve had Alloderm used for penis enlargement come to me seeking help for repair of twisted and shortened penises—some with severe deformities that cannot be repaired at all—ultimately causing permanent loss in penile length, and in some cases, permanent damage.
Another method of enlarging the diameter of the penis is by using Fat Transfer, commonly called Free Fat Transfer (FFT). Despite what you might have heard or read in the past about Fat Transfer—specifically that it doesn't work, disappears, or leaves the penis with lumps—nothing could be further from the truth . . . when it’s done correctly. New techniques have now made FFT an accepted method for dermal fillers, and in many cases, the preferred method. But to understand how this misinformation about fat transfer started, we must first examine the beginnings of penis enlargement.
Fat transfer has been used by Cosmetic Surgeons, like myself, for filling other areas of the body for many years. It was typically obtained, or harvested, during liposuction, and because it was a person’s own tissue, there was no chance of tissue rejection. However, in the early years of fat transfer, surgeons observed that some of the fat graft, for various reasons, would disappear over time . . . in many cases reabsorbed by the person’s body. To compensate for this loss, typically the surgeon would add extra fat, or “overfill” the area. This usually worked well where a small amount of fat was used such as the cheek, lips, or deep facial wrinkles. The problem arose when a few high profile doctors, using this theory of “overfill” put excessive fat in the penis and the body could not develop a good blood supply to the grafted fat quickly enough. Some of the fat died and was absorbed into the body. Unfortunately the fat was not evenly absorbed, leaving lumpy, distorted penises that were difficult to correct—thus leaving Free Fat Transfer Phalloplasty to be criticized by unhappy patients.
Much of this criticism of fat transfer has still persisted—largely coming from those surgeons who’ve not mastered the newer FFT techniques.
Over 15 years ago, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery International (APSI) abandoned these “overfill” techniques. Instead, I fabricated surgical instruments to harvest the best size pieces of fat and developed methods for placing these harvested fat tissues properly in the penis in two stages at least three months apart. As well, I use a proprietary combination of special nutrients to help the fat from being absorbed and to promote increased blood supply to the graft. It was the simplest and safest answer to the problem.
At APSI, I'm continually innovating new methods to improve results—and am pleased to report that our Phalloplasty outcomes are very good . . . and getting better. (Phalloplasty Patient Satisfaction Survey)
To help you with any questions you may have, I invite you to feel free to contact me directly so that I may discuss your individual needs or concerns.
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