This was the plan: "He has a significant waist due to his circumferential plaque although fortunately erections are good. We have changed our plan a little bit in that we will do a lateral patch on one side first and possibly on the second side and then possibly a Yachia plication to try to straighten things out."
Text after operation: "waisting was corrected by a double saphenous vein patch placed longitudinally on the left lateral side of the penis. This was then complimented with some plication sutures ventrally"
I don't think I have erectile dysfunction (yet). I'm happy to report that the inflammation has more or less disappeared, I still would stay away from masturbation, especially the way I used to. I'm continuing manual traction simply because getting a machine like restoreX or PMP is gonna cost wayyyy too much. Thank you Mikel and Hawk, I appreciate your advice and suggestions, considering you both are so old and have a lot of experience and knowledge.
Just to clarify, I didn't mean he could get an infected scrotum from unprotected sex, but my understanding of some STIs is that, they can result in swelling in the scrotum and/or inflamed testicles. So, it may be a good idea to check for STIs, as trapper has advised that he has been having unprotected sex.
Thanks guys. So, I am guessing this isn't normal ?
StepOne - I'm almost 9 months post-surgery, I was advised I could wear my penis down now. But, good to know that the dog ears do almost become non-existent.
Hawk - I have had deflation issues for a while, but the surgeons here all say it is fine. I know I can deflate it more, but it will backfill slightly each time. Have tried everything here, only thing left is to get an MRI to see if the valve on the reservoir is pushed down. Unfortunately, my original surgeon isn't helpful at all and hasn't replied to my recent two emails. I am trying to find a urologist in my state willing to look into everything.
On a side note, a lot of the pain has subsided. Very minimal pain and if the bulge wasn't so prominent, I could comfortably go back to my old life.
Welcome to the forum. Mike has given some good advice. I will repeat some of it for emphasis. BE GENTLE WITH YOUR DICK! Especially while inflamed during this acute phase.
Do everything you can to reduce inflammation. I would consider NSAIDs, good sleep, and an anti-inflammatory diet. I do NOT think men build up a tolerance to Erectile Dysfunction drugs. Erectile Dysfunction is often progressive, and what once worked no longer does simply because the Erectile Dysfunction is worse. I think evidence suggests it would have gotten worse with or without the Viagra etc.
I do not think you can find one man who still has an hourglass deformity after a Titan implant. According to Dr. Eid, my dent was gone in the ER. I was awake during surgery but since the dent was on the underside of my penis I could not see that area for certain until I started inflating about 5 days post-op. The dent was gone as you would know if you read my journal.