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jdg882000

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Just adding this because I've benefited from all the information on here and want to pay it forward.

I've got a surgery booked with Dr Gerald Brock in London Ontario this Thursday that will involve a yachia plication on the long side and a little cutting without grafting on the short side. 

The scar itself is fairly large and in two different places.  Daily Cialis for the past 6 months seems to have softened it up quite a bit.  Curve is maybe in the area of 40 degrees to the left and up.  There is a little narrowing as well but no hinge or coke bottle, and erection strength is still good.  There is a little length loss (maybe I lost an inch since this began) but the overall length is still within the normal range and would be fine if it lost a few cm more (obviously the less the better).  Bloodflow is apparently strong.  Im 40 years old and otherwise in very good physical condition with no other health issues.  Condition first noticed 2 years ago.

What he plans to do is make a series of cuts or scratches on the plaque itself (without the need for graft) and release the short side a bit (which he says will mitigate lost length or reduce shortening - Ive only found one report on something like this but it seemed promising enough and Ill come back here and tell you how it went after its done), and then do a yachia plication on the long side to straighten it out and, he says, gain a little bit of girth back.  A yachia involves making a cut in one direction and then pinching it together and sewing it shut in the other direction (reducing length and adding to girth).  Now, Ive never read anything in my travels about this resulting in reclaimed girth but he's the doctor and apparently well renowned in this field - so Ill tell you what - if it works Ill come back on here and let you know and if it doesnt Ill also let you know).     

If the outcome isnt good, he says the yachia is reversible and that we can go ahead and do an implant wherein he has more tricks for length and girth restoration and the outcome with that scenario is likely to be good (i.e. good dimensions and nice functional result - which is the goal). 

Not so much looking for any feedback or advice.  Just posting my experience to pay it forward since others have shared and it was helpful for me in my own decision making process.

Ill come back on here next week and post an update on how the surgery went, then Ill post another one with the verdict once its healed up.  Cheers.

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JohnW

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Make sure to take before and after measurements of length and girth (for conversational purposes, all who read your story in the future will want to know), and don't forget before and after pictures! Measure your girth at the base and just before you get to the glans.

I had plications installed June 2016 and the increase in girth starting from the base and for about four inches up the shaft was pretty cool, visibly evident, and physically amazing. My wife was like, "Wow," and my reaction was, "Yeah, baby!"

John

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I had the same surgery in late June of this year with Dr Brock. My results are great...Your in great hands the whole team at St Joe's in London are fantastic...

Good health to you
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Nice to know you had great results! did he put you on anti erection pills, to help healing?
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Nope - after surgery an erection was far from your mind. I stopped Cialis 10 days before....back on daily 2.5mg now..all is good
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Appreciate the information guys - glad to hear you are getting good outcomes - and that is reassuring you had the same one done and it worked out!  Guess I get the easy part tomorrow - all I have to do is not eat and show up.  I'll let you know how it goes after I come to.  And Ill see if I can take a measurement before and after.  Pretty sure Im not gonna post dick picks on the internet though - I cant see it happening.   
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As a quick update surgery went fine.  I showed up at the hospital, they throw you on a table, put a gas mask on your face and you wake up in the recovery room feeling like no time has passed.  They had a wrap around it that stayed on for few days.  I was able to go home the same day.  They put me on some type of pain medication that I stayed on for about a week.  As far as where it stands, they took care of most of the curve (there were two, one at the top and one at the base, the one at the top was much worse now its gone, the one at the base is sort of still there but its slight), I did gain girth at the top where they operated.  It still has a mild curve to the left stemming from the curve at the base but its really slight, and I guess there have been internal changes with the scratching he did to that area and he says to do the stretch routine starting 10 days after surgery to pull that side back out again.  He says he left it a bit longer because he figured this would work over the next few months if I do 3 hours a day, which I will start doing.  So the recovery is going to be a process but thats ok.  Pain wasnt that bad.  I did get a mild infection that started a few days after the surgery that antibiotics are now taking care of.  In terms of length loss, there wasnt much.  Not more than 1 cm.  And he was able to increase the girth at the top which was important to me.  I wasnt circumcised before and I am now so thats a bit of a change.  So far Im happy with his work and I go for follow up in a week from now so Ill see what he thinks about it at that time.   After it heals up and Ive gone through the recommended rehab stretching period Ill post about the final outcome.  Also the erection capability still exists because ive had them at night.  A bit painful but nice to know it isnt broken.  The girth loss at the tip before was a problem in my mind and the revised girth now that he has operated I am again happy with so that makes a big difference.  Maybe I was 6 inches before Peyronies Disease and Im 5 inches now in terms of the total length loss.  Though I will say that its difficult to tell what the actual outcome of the surgery is until I see what a full erection looks like or until Im able to stretch it fully.  Right now because its healing I dont have those data points yet... 
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Thanks for the detailed post jdg882000
Wish you the best outcome :)
Please keep us updated

James
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Its pretty much healed up now.  Not totally but more or less.  Erections are strong when they happen during the night.  Swelling has come down (its puffy after the operation but returns to normal after a few weeks).   Now that its settled down and works properly, I have to say Im happy with the results.  Any improvement from stretching that I get over the next 6 months is icing on the cake but even if it stays as it is today I am happy with the result.  The infection I got wasnt like internal it was just surface level because some skin around where I was circ'd came off and there was basically an exposed cut area, it got infected and then the antibiotics cleared it right up.  Once that happened it finished healing quickly (I guess it heals from the inside out).  Erection quality (which will apparently improve even more than now over time) is already better than before the operation.  Also the length doesnt seem to have lost anything due to the operation (I mean now that Ive seen what it looks like fully erect).  I had my follow up appointment and was able to review what was done, which was interesting.  I guess he took a blade and cut a line in the side of the shaft, then put the blade through the opening to the inside and sliced up the plaque from the inside, then closed the initial hole on the outside the opposite way (cut vertical and closed horizontal).  But I think the slicing up of the plaque increased the length as much as the pinching and closing vertical to horizontal plication reduced it.  So the net reduction was nothing or at least not something I can measure.  In terms of the result, it's kind of cool what he did - it's basically been reconfigured in a couple places - on the one hand its still got the plaque in there, no getting around that, but on the other the plaque is like moved, reduced or sliced up and adjusted in such a way that it doesn't get in the way anymore or prevent things from forming properly during erection.  So given my objective was to move the needle from a situation I cant happily live with to one I can live with, I can go ahead and say the operation is a winner - I recommend it.  As it stands, mentally I feel released from the weight of this and my focus has shifted off it back onto the other things in my life, which I think is probably an important data point to relate also.  Ill let you know how the stretching goes and good luck to you all.
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Congratulations!
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