1h30 – 2h00
Type of anesthesia
General or local anesthesia with sedation
Outpatient up to 2 days
from CHF 8,500
Objectives of penoplasty
Aesthetic penoplasty or phalloplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reliably and naturally increases the dimensions of the male sex.
Indeed, penis size can be a source of complexities that can lead to blockages in one’s sexual life, but also in one’s social life.
In fact, the size of the penis varies enormously from one man to another, both in length and girth, and both at rest and when erect.
Penoplasty actually involves three procedures:
The first is lengthening penoplasty, which lengthens the penis by a maximum of 2 to 4 cm at rest.
Thickening penoplasty, which increases the diameter of the penis. The diameter of the penis can increase by a maximum of 30-50%.
Finally, there is combined penoplasty, in which a lengthening and thickening penoplasty are performed at the same time.
Who should undergo penoplasty?
Sometimes there’s no such thing as embarrassment, and the modern man is simply looking to gain a little more confidence and affirm his virility.
Penoplasty is primarily intended for patients who find their intimate or social life (in a bathing suit, in a changing room, etc.) patients who find their intimate or social life due to the inadequate size of their penis.
This procedure offers highly satisfactory results, although the patient’s desire for augmentation must remain realistic to ensure that the result is not disappointing.
Penoplasty is a surgical procedure that can involve risks and complications. A first consultation with your surgeon is essential to know if this intervention is adapted to your particular situation.
Penoplasty will positively transform your intimacy. The results are definitive. Follow your surgeon’s recommendations to optimize the healing process and the quality of the result.
Before the intervention
The first consultation is essential to understand your needs and motivations. A meticulous clinical examination and precise questioning will enable our specialist to define the type of surgery best suited to your case.
It is essential for your surgeon to be fully aware of your sex life before making an operative decision. So you shouldn’t be surprised if we ask you about your sexual relations, your erections…
In the case of functional disorders such as erectile dysfunction, medical treatment can be offered to optimize your results. Finally, a pre-operative check-up will be carried out as prescribed.
In some cases, penoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anaesthetic, but in most cases a local anaesthetic under deep sedation will suffice.
The choice of the technique will be made between you, your anesthesiologist and your surgeon.
A consultation with your anesthesiologist will take place a few days before your procedure.
The day of the procedure
Your surgeon will adapt his operating strategy according to your particular case in order to obtain the best possible result.
For thickening penoplasty, the surgeon will perform lipofilling, reinjecting fat previously removed from the patient (inner thighs, abdomen, etc.) into the sheath of the penis.
The amount of fat removed depends on the patient’s reserves and also on the morphology of the penis. The grease is then treated by washing and centrifuging. It is then re-injected through small incisions using fine cannulas in the form of micro-particles between the skin of the penis sheath and the corpus cavernosum, in numerous independent routes to achieve a harmonious result.
Lipostructure is a definitive method, but the grafted fat cells are sensitive to variations in the patient’s weight, so weight stability is recommended. The head of the penis remains unchanged. At the end of the procedure, a light bandage is placed over the penis and the fat collection areas.
Depending on the clinical case, the operation can last from 60 to 90 minutes.
For lengthening penoplasty, the surgeon will perform 2 technical procedures, the first consisting of a skin advancement plasty. As a result, the incision results in a scar of variable shape, either an inverted Y located on the pubis and descending to the scrotum, or a Z-shaped scar.
Sometimes, depending on the morphology of the scrotum, a small additional incision is required at the root of the penis over the bursa. Next, the surgeon cuts the suspensory ligament of the penis, so that the part of the penis buried behind the pubis can move forward to achieve penile lengthening. The procedure lasts 30 minutes.
For combined penoplasty, the procedure lasts between 1h30 and 2h30.
After the procedure
The post-operative period is generally painless, rarely requiring simple analgesics. Any untimely erection will require adjustment of the preventive medical treatment.
For enlargement penoplasty, swelling may appear on the penis, which will fade in a few days, and bruising may also be present for two weeks.
The patient can resume social and professional activities after a few days. Sexual relations can be resumed after 3 weeks, and sport after 15 days, with the wearing of underwear.
Fat harvesting areas rarely restrict physical activity. Showers are permitted from the following day. No bandage is required.
We recommend wearing loose-fitting boxer shorts for the first few weeks, rather than usual underwear, which can cause inadequate compression. The sutures usually absorb in ten to fifteen days, by which time the wound has healed.
For lengthening penoplasty, the after-effects are painless. Swelling and bruising are common after lengthening. Careful local care will be performed daily for ten days or so, until the wound is completely healed.
A support panty must be worn over the dressings for a fortnight to avoid pulling on the scar. In principle, the sutures will disappear within ten to fifteen days, by which time the wound has healed. Showers will be reauthorized after complete healing. We recommend waiting 1 to 2 months before resuming activities such as motorcycling, cycling or horse riding.
For widening phalloplasty, a delay of 8 to 10 weeks is necessary to appreciate the final result. This is the time needed for all the swelling to subside and the tissues to regain their elasticity.
The penis now has its definitive volume. There may be a variable difference of up to 30% between the amount of fat reinjected and the amount actually taken up, but the practitioner will have taken this into account when assessing the volume of fat reinjected.
We can expect an increase in circumference of between 2 and 3 centimetres at rest. The erect penis is also enlarged, but to a lesser extent. A new distribution can also be observed on the erect penis, which is unhooded.
Scars gradually fade. After such an operation, there is no need to fear any change in erection, as the corpora cavernosa are not affected.
The result is definitive, but patients are advised to maintain a stable weight, or at least to avoid significant weight loss, even over the long term.
In fact, reinjected fat is sensitive to weight variations. If you lose weight, the result will be worse, but if you gain weight later, the result will be even better.
For lengthening penoplasty, the result can be judged after two weeks, as soon as the skin has healed. The penis is elongated by 3 to 6 centimetres at rest; when erect, the gain is non-existent or minimal.
Initially pink and inflammatory, scars gradually fade. Erections remain fully vigorous, but in some cases there may be a slight decrease of a few degrees in the verticality of the erection, which should not affect sexual relations.
The goal of this surgery is to bring an improvement and not to achieve perfection. If your wishes are realistic, the result should give you great satisfaction.
The art of penoplasty at Laclinic
At Laclinic, the artistic touch of the surgeon is essential for each intervention. For penoplasty, the art of the gesture consists in obtaining a result that is customized for each patient and leaves no visible scars, thanks to cutting-edge techniques mastered by our specialists.
Our specialists will provide you with natural results, making your penoplasty unsuspected.
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Around the surgery
The first consultation
The first consultation is essential to identify your needs and expectations. Our specialists will take all the necessary time to understand your demand and offer you the best advice.
Laclinic's doctors are particularly attentive to pain management in order to make your intervention as comfortable and safe as possible.
Penoplasty can usually be combined with other complementary procedures if required, such as injections to increase the head of the penis, a frenulum plasty, a foreskin plasty or circumcision.
Penis enlargement with hyaluronic acid
There is a non-invasive alternative to penoplasty for increasing penis thickness: hyaluronic acid injections. However, these injections will not treat the length of the penis.
Injecting hyaluronic acid thickens the penis circumference by two to three centimetres, which is almost twice as much visually.
This aesthetic medicine treatment offers immediate results and lasts between 12 and 18 months.