BellaDerm vs. AlloDerm Phalloplasty for Girth

I am thinking about PE surgery and wanted to know the difference between alloderm and belladerm.  What are the differences between the two and which one gives a superior results as far as girth enhancement?

After girth enhancement surgery, with either alloderm or belladerm, can a second girth procedure be done?

How long after lengthening surgery can you start to stretch with thegrip?

Any thoughts on the Dr. E’s silicone implant and the late Dr. Perovic’s bio-scaffold?

How was it possible the patient in example#2 was able to get such a great girth enhancement?

Are you going to post some before and after pictures of patients with glans enhancements?

You are probably aware of the forum, mynewsize.com/forum and the owner/moderator, C. H, had trouble with his 2nd girth surgery. Good or bad, your name is not mentioned all that much on that forum.

Can the $250 consultation fee be applied towards surgery?

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely
Carl

July 27, 2010

Good morning Carl,

Thank you for your interest in what we do.

As consultation (by us) is an independent event, so we do not  co-mingle or reapply fees.  Nor do we try to sell.  We have told many a well hung man he can rest on his laurels and no surgery is needed.

Taking your thoughtful questions in  the order posed…

What are the differences between the two and which one gives a superior results as far as girth enhancement?Personally I do not see any difference in the ultimate result.  AlloDerm comes from a deceased donor, BellaDerm from a live donor (usually tummy tucks with massive amounts of skin removed).  The same corporation that sells BellaDerm also sell deceased donor products as well.

 

The maximal thicknesses are comparable, but BellaDerm comes in 20% lager widths, so when patients are buying volume and the doctor is charging the same amount for either, BellaDerm provides more volume for the same money.

After girth enhancement surgery, with either AlloDerm or BellaDerm, can a second girth procedure be done?Yes, but I think you’ll be happy enough with one application that you should not have any more girth enhancement surgery.

 

How long after lengthening surgery can you start to stretch with The Grip?We have our patients doing penis pulling exercises (manually) the day after surgery and it is not painful.  The Grip could be applied about 5 to 6 days after surgery (the zero day).

 

Any thoughts on the Dr. E’s silicone implant and the late Dr. Perovic’s bio-scaffold?Dr. E claims good experience with the product.  Our early experience with “crescentic” molds despite use of permanent mltiple Prolene sutures showed that as the spermatic cord occasionally lifts the testicle which is a normal thermo-regulatory mechanism, the capsule which tended to fixate to the scrotal wall separated from the testis and some patients reported “empty cup”.  We also did seminal analyses before and after cups and were really taken aback when they dropped to near infertile levels. 

 

Dr. Perovic my dear recently departed friend introduced the scaffold also pioneered by Dr. Kim from Korea.
At first they were impregnated with tissue culture cells of the implanted patient to permit more inward cell growth.

Dr. Atala noted research worker on tissue engineering and past president of the AUA has said if a scaffold is one cm or less in thickness, prior implantation of tissue culture cells growth is not needed.  Ingrowth of cells follows blood supply and capillaries will grow into a one cm. matrix without difficulty.

As for the results, I would suggest you speak to patients who have had this done.  I personally never used this product because we had excellent success with AlloDerm. 

How was it possible the patient in example #2 was able to get such a great girth enhancement?Example #2 had 3 layers of AlloDerm put in over 1 1/2 years.  We don’t recommend that, but this was his insistent wish.

Are you going to post some before and after pictures of patients with glans enhancements?

Yes, when we have some mature results.

You are probably aware of the forum, mynewsize.com/forum and the  owner/moderator, C. H, had trouble with his 2nd girth surgery. Good or bad, your name is not mentioned all that much on that forum.

Not aware.

 

Best wishes,

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
305-865-2000

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