FTM Phalloplasty Surgery - Surgeons & Information
Phalloplasty is a gender reassignment surgery procedure for FTM transsexuals. Phalloplasty surgeons construct the penis using a graft of tissue taken from a donor site, typically the arm, back, leg, abdomen or hip/groin.
Phalloplasty surgery can provide a sensate penis, with erotic and/or tactile sensation, as well as rigidity for sexual intercourse, usually with a penile implant.
FTM Phalloplasty may also include vaginectomy, urethroplasty, scrotoplasty, and penile implant surgery. While results vary by surgeon, today's phalloplasty results are typically exceptional, and have markedly improved as the techniques have developed over the past few decades.
Types of FTM Phalloplasty
Pedicled Flap Phalloplasty uses a skin flap that has one end left attached to the donor site and the other transposed to a new location, keeping the "pedicle" intact to retain blood supply. Pedicled Flap Phalloplasty techniques typically do not include microsurgical nerve connection. Sensation is thus limited to tactile.
Free Flap Phalloplasty uses a skin graft that's freed from the donor site--along with its blood supply, nerves and sometimes muscle--and transferred to the recipient site. Free Flap Phalloplasty techniques typically include microsurgical nerve connection, providing a sensate penis with both erotic and tactile sesation.
Learn about glansplasty, a phalloplasty procedure that creates a glans and coronal ridge on the penis.
Detailed information about penile implant brands and models, including AMS and Coloplast penile implants.