Can I Get an Adequate Penis with Female To Male Surgery?

Posted: April 17, 2013 in All Things Trans, LGBTQ

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Q. I am considering FTM surgery and have heard mixed reviews about the viability of the FTM surgical penis. Several friends have told me that they were not satisfied with the result of their surgery, that their dick wasn’t big enough and couldn’t stay erect, and that you usually have to use a dildo. I don’t want to use a dildo – I want to use my own penis. Can you tell me if the surgery works or not?

A. The surgery is not yet ideal. Currently there are two main types available:

A clitoral release, which exposes the clitoral shaft, creating a micro-phallus.

Implemented with hormonal treatments, the clitoris may grow somewhat larger, but it will not reach the size of an average penis.

Phalloplasty, which constructs a larger phallus with tissue grafts and fat deposits.

This penile construction does not…

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