Fat grafting to the penis, also known as penile fat transfer, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to increase the girth of the penis using a patient's own fat tissue. The procedure involves taking fat from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, and injecting it into the penis to increase its circumference. The procedure typically involves harvesting fat tissue using liposuction and then processing it to obtain a purified fat graft. The purified fat is then carefully injected into the penis in multiple layers to achieve the desired level of girth increase. Penile fat transfer is typically performed under local anesthesia or sedation and takes several hours to complete. There is typically some swelling and bruising after the procedure, but most patients can return to normal activities within a few days. Penile fat transfer is considered a safe and effective procedure, with a low risk of complications when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and damage to the penis or surrounding tissues. It is also important to note that the results of penile fat transfer can vary from person to person. Additionally, the effects of the procedure may not be permanent, and repeat treatments may be necessary to maintain the results. Overall, penile fat transfer is a viable option for men seeking to increase the girth of their penis. However, it is important for individuals considering the procedure to have realistic expectations and to discuss the risks and benefits with their plastic surgeon.
Our plastic surgeon, Dr Kim Meathrel, has been performed fat grafting surgeries for over 19 years.