• Should You Consider Genital Contouring?

    on May 29th, 2018

It’s a very sensitive topic for most men, but when you have a penis that appears smaller than average, it can greatly affect your self-confidence and sense of well-being. It may even prevent you from pursuing potentially meaningful relationships.

Many men don’t realize, however, that the issue may not be related to the actual size of their penis. Instead, it could be due to an overabundance of scrotal skin that’s simply hiding a portion of your phallus.

Fortunately, there’s a surgical contouring procedure that can permanently fix this issue. It’s called ventral phalloplasty. Dr. Cornell is a gifted urologist and highly skilled surgeon with extensive experience in male genital contouring.

He sometimes recommends this relatively simple procedure in conjunction with surgical enhancement techniques that can increase penile length and girth. In many cases, however, removing the excess scrotal skin is all that’s necessary to show the true length of your penile shaft.

What is ventral phalloplasty?

Ventral phalloplasty is a rather complex name for a surgical procedure that Dr. Cornell uses to remove excess scrotal skin which is attached to the ventral (underside) portion of your penis. Extra tissue in this region can form a loose, triangular flap of sagging skin that droops over part of the back of your phallus, making it appear smaller.

He does not alter the structure or actual size of your penis during ventral phalloplasty. But when Dr. Cornell removes the excess scrotal skin, the actual length of your penis becomes visible, making it appear larger in girth and longer.

Who is a good candidate for ventral phalloplasty?

Ventral phalloplasty is done for cosmetic reasons but permanently changes the appearance of your genital region. After a thorough physical examination and detailed review of your medical history, Dr. Cornell discusses what you can expect from the surgery.

It’s important to have realistic expectations and a detailed understanding of the potential outcome of any cosmetic procedure, including ventral phalloplasty. Previous medical conditions or surgical procedures you’ve undergone in the past may also affect your candidacy for ventral phalloplasty.

The best way to decide whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure is with a visit that includes an exam and detailed discussion with Dr. Cornell.     

Will ventral phalloplasty help after penile prosthesis implantation?

Ventral phalloplasty can improve the perception of penile size after a penile prosthetic implant, which is often used to relieve severe cases of erectile dysfunction. It’s important to note that, again, ventral phalloplasty does not alter the size of your penis.

Research has shown, however, that it’s very effective in positively impacting the appearance of your penile shaft, making it appear longer and larger.

What is the surgery like?

It’s an outpatient procedure, which means you’ll be closely monitored for several hours after the surgery but won’t typically need an overnight hospital stay.

You’ll be asleep under general anesthesia for the procedure and can expect some work and activity restrictions for a few days afterward, along with stitches at the surgical site that need care.

Before scheduling the surgery, Dr. Cornell discusses the details of the procedure and what you can expect during recovery. If you live in the Houston area and think ventral phalloplasty may be right for you, call the office or use the online booking feature on this website to set up an appointment.

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1315 St. Joseph Parkway, Suite 1700
Houston, TX 77002
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