Fat grafting to the penis, sometimes referred to as a fat transfer phalloplasty, is an effective way for men to achieve penile girth enhancement. In a process known as autologous fat transfer, a surgeon harvests excess adipose tissue from a donor area on the patient’s body, treats it, then reintroduces the fat into the desired area for increased, natural-looking volume. Although most men would prefer not to admit it, the fact is, many men are dissatisfied with their penis size. It can cause anxiety which can affect self-esteem, sexual performance, social interactions, and overall wellbeing. What’s more, this issue is not limited to any particular demographic.
Since the popularity of aesthetic procedures has risen dramatically in the past few decades, so too has the incidence of men requesting cosmetic enhancements. More and more men of all ages are discovering that they can undergo a simple, minimally-invasive procedure to enhance the size of their penis. Patients can achieve impressive results with increased penile girth, and a boost in self-esteem!
Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Tim Neavin helps men increase their size with expertly-performed fat transfer procedures. He is a dedicated professional, committed to helping his patients achieve the most artistically-inspired results. who will meet with you at a private consultation to discuss your treatment. To book your personal consultation to discuss your unique needs. Please contact us at (310) 858-8811 or fill out a convenient form for more information about surgical procedures at Artisan of Beauty, Beverly Hills.
- 1 What is Autologous Fat Transfer?
- 2 Benefits
- 3 Candidates
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Results
- 9 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 10 Cost of Fat Transfer for Penis in Beverly Hills, CA
- 11 References
What is Autologous Fat Transfer?
Autologous fat transfer is a way to increase penis girth, or thickness, without the use of fillers or prostheses. Research data indicates that fat injection is the most commonly used technique to increase penile size. (1) Using liposuction, or specially designed syringes, excess fat is harvested from a predetermined area of the body. The most common donor areas for fat transfer are the abdomen or love handles. After the right amount of fat is harvested, it is filtered in an atraumatic manner to preserve fat cell viability After filtration, the fat cells are injected into the tissue of the penis for increased tissue volume in the shaft. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then added to the fat to improve its survivability. The combination of fat transfer along with platelets is called S.T.I.F. (Super Thrombocyte Injections with Fat).
One of the key benefits of this method is that there is no foreign body reaction from the immune system, so adverse reactions are rare. This is because the fat comes from the patient’s own tissues. It’s also far less invasive procedure compared to other more involved penis augmentation methods. (2)
Why Do Men Want Penis Augmentation?
Penile girth enhancement is no longer a taboo subject. More and more men are realizing that aesthetic surgery is for them too. Research data indicates there are many reasons men choose penis augmentation. The most frequently cited answers were as follows.
- Psychological discomfort around other men
- Desire to satisfy their partner
- Genital size incoherent with body dimensions
- More consistent dimensions at rest and during erection
- Better correlation between length and girth (1)
Aesthetic procedures are now far more accepted and accessible to men. Like changing other areas of the body cosmetically, fat transfer for the penis is a personal decision. And, the results of the procedure are not just physical! Many men experience greater sexual confidence and more fulfilling intimacy with their partner.
- Natural girth enhancement using patient’s own fat
- Liposuction reduces excess fat in the donor area
- Significantly increases penis length at rest (1)
- Convenient in-office procedure
- Results can be augmented with multiple treatments
- Minimal downtime required after procedure
- Helps to boost self-esteem and confidence
Candidates for fat transfer to the penis are healthy men with no urogenital diseases or serious medical conditions. The best candidates have realistic perceptions of their current size, and realistic expectations of fat transfer results. Fat transfer is not suitable for patients who have:
- A history of keloid scarring
- A blood clotting disorder
- A severe chronic disease
- A known hypersensitivity to anesthesia
- Unrealistic expectations
Dr. Neavin meets with every patient to discuss their goals. With over 15 years in the beauty industry, and a wealth of surgical and anatomical knowledge, he has helped thousands of patients get the look they want, regardless of the area of the body!
Your personal consultation provides Dr. Neavin with valuable personal information. No detail is off-limits, so feel free to be frank about the issues you are experiencing. Be prepared to provide your medical history, a list of medications you currently take, and the main reasons why you want the surgery. In an examination room, Dr. Neavin will perform a physical exam and note the current length, stretched length, and circumference (girth) of your penis. After he has gathered all of the relevant information, he will explain how a fat transfer procedure can benefit you. And, if you’re a suitable candidate, he will schedule your treatment date.
- Follow all of your preoperative instructions carefully.
- Stop smoking in the weeks before your procedure.
- Stop taking blood-thinning medications (such as aspirin).
- Stop taking blood-thinning supplements (such as ginkgo biloba)
- Arrange a ride to and from our location with a trusted adult.
- Fill your prescriptions a few days before your surgery
- Prepare your living space for recovery (pillows, entertainment, etc.)
Dr. Neavin will administer a regional nerve block before harvesting fat from the donor site outlined in your treatment plan. The adipose tissue is then placed in syringes and spun in a centrifuge for purification. The forces exerted on the tissue separates it into three layers; an oily layer, an adipose layer, and a lower aqueous layer. The uppermost and lowermost layers are discarded and the middle adipose layer is collected. Once a local numbing agent has been applied to the penis, the purified fat is ready for grafting. Dr. Neavin places the purified fat into the shaft of the penis via a small incision at the base, between the erectile tissue and the skin. Once the fat transfer process is complete, he will close the incision and wrap the penis in a protective bandage.
After your procedure, you will need a few days to rest and recover at home. Though fat transfer recovery is more straightforward than recovery from surgeries with multiple incisions, it’s still important not to push too hard to resume your regular activities. As is expected after any surgical procedure, there will be some residual swelling and discomfort which can be managed with your prescribed medication.
- Keep the penis wrapped with self-adherent bandage until otherwise directed.
- Take pain medication exactly as prescribed.
- Continue to refrain from taking blood-thinning medications.
- Do not smoke until you are given the O.K. to do so.
- Refrain from sexual intercourse for 6 weeks.
- Avoid strenuous activities and wait before resuming exercise regimen.
- Perform penis stretching exercises to counter clumping.
We will provide you with a full list of post-procedure instructions, but if you need to ask any questions during your recovery, please do not hesitate to contact us.
You will see preliminary results immediately, however, the grafted fat will need time to settle. Although a small percentage of the grafted fat will be reabsorbed by the body over time, a lot is retained in the penis. Most patients can expect to see their final results in 2 months.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
The S.T.I.M. shot is an injection of platelet rich plasma (PRP) to enhance penis size and sensation. Containing enriching growth factors and cytokines, PRP treatment can support the growth of new tissue and aid functionality with the aid of a pressure-based penis pump device. Patients can undergo S.T.I.M. therapy every 60-90 days for the most effective results.
As mentioned above, Dr. Neavin developed super concentrated thrombocyte injections with fat (S.T.I.F.) to provide PRP and fat transfer in one procedure. The aim of S.T.I.F. therapy is to give patients more girth, length, and improve erections. Speak to Dr. Neavin about adding PRP treatment to your fat transfer at your personal consultation, and find out what S.T.I.F. therapy can do for you.
As liposuction is already an integral part of the fat transfer process, patients may wish to explore more extensive liposuction to remove fat from areas of excess. Using a tumescent wetting fluid and a thin cannula, stubborn fat deposits are removed from the area of concern. Liposuction can sculpt many areas of the body, including the abdomen, panniculus (an area of dense fat in the lower abdomen), love handles, back, upper arms, and thighs.
Cost of Fat Transfer for Penis in Beverly Hills, CA
Fat transfer to increase penis size is an individualized surgery based on a patient-specific treatment plan, so the cost of treatment varies. For more details about male enhancement treatments, and other beneficial procedures for men at Artisan of Beauty, please get in touch with our Beverly Hills office or our Newport Beach office. To book your personal consultation with Dr. Neavin, please call (310) 858-8811.
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- Campbell J, Gillis J. A review of penile elongation surgery. Translational Andrology and Urology. 2017;6(1):69-78. doi:10.21037/tau.2016.11.19 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5313298/