PENILE SILICONOMA: COMPLICATIONS OF UNREGULATED PENILE AUGMENTATION
APRIL 20, 2019 @ 3.49 PM
There isn’t any men who wished his penis were an inch or two longer. With lots of supposed options out there with modest benefits yet serious side effects such as erectile dysfunction, it still doesn’t stop size-obsessed men from trying very sketchy treatments on a vital part of their anatomy while risking a lot in the process.
"The obsession for a larger penis and its close relation to a person’s ego and attention to self image affects a lot of man around the world. In modern society, many advance penile augmentation methods are available in medical centres by trained medical professionals. However this involves screening, examination followed by counseling so as patients with normal penile size and function are discouraged from undergoing such procedures in view of potential complications," explained Dr Wan Syazli Rodzaian Wan Ahmad Kamal (pix) consultant Plastic & Aesthetic surgeon, UITM Private Specialist Centre.
While the lengthening procedure or male to female change is not permitted by the authorities in Malaysia, Wan Syazli said that the regulation of the procedure is still very loose, and that there are still a lot of men especially foreign workers from Bangladesh, Myanmar and Nepal who request to increase the girth but not the length — by injecting silicone around it to make it thick.
"It has also led to many seeking alternative treatments from unregulated practices often by non-medical practitioners performing procedures in non-sterile environment by injecting foreign substances into the penile skin to increase its size. Materials like Paraffin, silicone, mineral oils, collagen are being widely used to help increase the penile girth, however many end up developing serious reactions to these substances."
“This causes a lot of complication – the silicone seeps through, goes underneath the skin and causes Penile Siliconoma that we have to remove the whole skin and do a skin graft," he added.
Sclerosing Lipogranuloma resulting from penile augmentation
Sclerosing Lipogranuloma is an uncommon condition of the male genitalia presenting as a firm, tender subcutaneous mass formed by either presence of an exogenous or endogenous lipomatous substances around it. The common exogenous lipid degeneration is caused by the injection of foreign materials into the subcutaneous tissue seen in penile augmentation causing inflammatory granuloma to form which present as a hard subcutaneous mass.
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