Due to the sometimes significant swelling, the penis appears abnormally large during the first few days after surgery. Then, during the first month, the deflation is rapid due to the absorption of the oedema and because the injected fat partially dissolves (about 50%). The volume can decrease slightly for up to six months.
Around the sixth month, the patient can see the final result. At this stage it is possible to decide to carry out another lipofilling procedure to increase the volume of the penis, or to have additional injections of hyaluronic acid administered at the doctor’s office.
Further extensions cannot be performed. The gain in length is seen mainly when the penis is soft and sometimes slightly during an erection.
For uncircumcised patients, foreskin may turn out to be thinner than the shaft of the penis due to a poor distribution of fat in this area. Thus, circumcision under local anaesthesia can be offered to patients either a few weeks before (preferably) or after penoplasty in order to improve the result of enlargement during erection.