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How do I restore length after dermal-fat graft

Dr. Reed,  Had a dermal-fat graft for penile girth enhancement done elsewhere about 5 years ago elsewhere and my length seems to have gone south by about 1 to 2 inches.  Is this correctable.  Dennis

Dear Dennis,

Unfortunately the nature of many penile dermal-fat grafts is shrinkage along with loss of fat. That’s why we stopped doing dermal-fat grafts about 15 years ago. Also an unsightly harvesting scar for the graft is just not cosmetically acceptable especially when obtained from the lower back.  The remedy is to remove the dermal-fat graft knowing there’s a risk of injury to the neuro-vascular bundle. After 6 to 8 weeks, we recommend the use of penile traction to stretch out the tissues.  Oft times much penile length can be gained just by removal of the graft which contacts like a tether.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery – Miami

FAQ | Dr. Harold Reed M.D. | Penile Deformity After Dermal Fat Graft

Dear Dr. Reed,  Have lost length and display a very uneven contour after a penile enlargement procedure.  Most of the dermal-fat graft which looked good for about 1 year has vanished except for a solitary lump.  Have seen your web-site and before and after pictures on penisdoctor.com/before-after-penile-enlargement-revisions-and-silicone-disasters.  César Dear César, You are not alone.  We stopped doing dermal-fat…Continue Reading

Pubic fat mass and loss of penile ength after dermal-fat graft

Dr. Reed,  Have had a dermal-fat graft several years ago and honestly most of the mass effect as been lost except there is a wad of fat just below my pubis which interferes with penetration. Love to have that removed and whatever you can do to perhaps restore length. Chip Dear Chip, Frequently dermal-fat grafts…Continue Reading