July 10th, 2014
A recent publication in the Open Journal of Urology explored the use of a silicone implant in the treatment of penile deformities, either caused by congenital or acquired conditions. Used for patients with deformities with curvature, the Himplant aided in the prevention of surgery associated penile shortening and subcutaneous “bumps,” and with additional gains in overall penile length and girth.
Congenital and acquired penile curvature has a negative impact on penile aesthetics, sexual capabilities, and male psychology. Surgical procedures yield satisfactory correction of curvature, but are usually associated with penile shortening and palpable suture material and nodules under the skin, resulting in patient dissatisfaction.
To present a novel technique using a subcutaneous soft silicone implant for surgical treatment of penile soft tissue deformities with curvature, with prevention of surgery-associated penile shortening and subcutaneous “bumps”, and with additional gains in overall penile length and girth.
3 patients who complained about congenital, post-traumatic, and post-penile surgery associated penile curvature, with concerns about their penile aesthetics and associated negative psychosocial effects, were treated with the insertion of a subcutaneous soft silicone penile implant.
During a follow up period of 2 – 12 months (mean: 6.7 ± 3.6 months) all three patients expressed objective and subjective satisfaction regarding the corrective results of the surgery. Penile length and girth measurements during follow-up showed a mean increase in length of 4.3 cm (±1.4 cm) and a mean increase in girth of 3.0 cm (±1.0 cm).
The insertion of the subcutaneous soft silicone implant in addition to corporeal fibrotic tissue removal in patients with congenital or acquired penile curvature is an effective option that provides the patient with aesthetic improvements by correcting penile deviation, preventing post-surgical subcutaneous nodule formation that results from the technique and suture material used, and adding penile length and girth.
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