Is penis enlargement surgery dangerous? That’s a question we hear frequently when patients are at the beginning of their penis enlargement journey.
It’s a very valid question, because one of the first things you are going to want to know is whether a surgical procedure is safe for you. After all, penis enlargement surgery is an aesthetic procedure, and one has to balance risk and reward for cosmetic results.
When Urologists first consider a patient’s suitability for penis enlargement surgery, they take the patient’s general health into account. Penis enlargement surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic, and this in itself presents risks.
Of course, thousands of people undergo general anaesthesia every day in the United Kingdom for many different procedures, but we take your health just as seriously for this cosmetic procedure as the surgeons would for a patient undergoing emergency medical surgery.
Pre-Checks for Penis Enlargement Surgery
As part of our pre-surgery checks, our Anaesthetists will review your medical history and make sure that you are fit and well for the anaesthesia. They will consider any medical conditions that you might have, and pay attention to any medication that you may be taking.
In some cases, patients may have to stop taking certain medications for a little while before the operation – for example, blood thinning medications. We will let you know if you need to stop taking a specific medication before the surgery, and how long you must do this for.
Our pre-surgery checks may also include other medical examinations such as blood tests and/or ECG (electrocardiogram). We carry out all of these tests, as required, to minimise the risk of complications following penis enlargement surgery.
Without the appropriate tests and investigations before the penis enlargement surgery, the patient could be at serious risk of post-operative complications and even death.
Qualified Penis Enlargement Surgeons
Of course, we should also mention the dangers associated with unqualified surgeons performing penis enlargement surgery. It’s important to do your own research on the qualifications of the surgeon, to check that they have the adequate credentials for this type of surgery.
If a surgeon has very little experience of carrying out genital surgeries, this puts the patient at risk of serious complications afterwards. Specialist surgeons will perform these surgeries on a regular basis, and have extensive experience and expert knowledge to guide your procedure and recovery.
Just as important as the surgeon themselves is the facility where the surgery will take place. In the United Kingdom, all private hospitals are registered with the Care Quality Commission, which makes sure that every facility maintains the proper standards for healthcare.
Never risk undertaking penis enlargement surgery in anything less than a fully registered private hospital. Without the specific equipment and sterile operating facilities, and professional back-up standing by, such surgeries can be very dangerous for the patient.
The most popular United Kingdom penis enlargement clinics carry out procedures in well-known private hospitals, and they have fully qualified Urologists and Anaesthetists in attendance at all times. Take your time with your research, and you should have a safe experience with penis enlargement surgery.
What are the risks of penis enlargement surgery?
All surgical procedures carry an element of risk, including penis enlargement surgery. Most patients do not experience complications, but you should be aware of them. Risks associated with penis enlargement surgery include lump and bump formations following fat transfer. These usually massage out in the post op period, but they may need treatment in the outpatient clinic later. In uncircumcised men, the foreskin can be tight following the surgery. This mostly settles in the weeks that follow. Where this does not settle (rare), a circumcision maybe required. Patients should expect bruising of the abdomen and inner thighs from the liposuction to remove the fat for the girth transfer. This settles in the following six weeks. Where silicone buffers are used to prevent ligament reattachment, these may need to be removed in the event that any infection does not disappear with further antibiotics.