Whether or not girth enhancement can be performed on an individual with a history of prostate problems depends on the specific prostate problem and the severity of the individual’s symptoms.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate that is common in older men. It typically does not affect the ability to have girth enhancement surgery. However, BPH can cause urinary problems, such as difficulty urinating and a weak urine stream. If these problems are severe, they may need to be treated before girth enhancement surgery can be performed.
Prostate cancer is a serious disease that can affect the ability to have girth enhancement surgery. If a man has prostate cancer, he will need to have the cancer treated before girth enhancement surgery can be performed.
Other prostate problems, such as prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) and Peyronie’s disease (scarring of the penis), may also affect the ability to have girth enhancement surgery.
It is important to talk to a urologist about your specific prostate problem and whether or not girth enhancement surgery is right for you.
Here are some things to keep in mind if you have a history of prostate problems and are considering girth enhancement surgery:
- Talk to your urologist. They can assess your individual situation and determine whether or not girth enhancement surgery is safe for you.
- Be aware of the risks and complications. All surgeries have risks and complications, but girth enhancement surgery may be riskier for people with prostate problems.
- Choose a qualified surgeon. Girth enhancement surgery is a complex procedure and should only be performed by a qualified surgeon who has experience with this type of surgery.
Here are some of the most common risks and complications of girth enhancement surgery:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Ejaculatory dysfunction
- Penile deformity
Girth enhancement procedures can potentially be performed on individuals with a history of prostate problems, but there are important considerations and precautions to keep in mind:
- Prostate Health: The overall health of the prostate should be assessed before considering girth enhancement. Prostate problems, such as prostatitis or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), should be evaluated and managed appropriately by a healthcare provider, typically a urologist, before elective procedures on the genital area are considered.
- Urinary Function: Prostate problems can sometimes affect urinary function. It’s important to address any urinary symptoms or issues related to the prostate before proceeding with girth enhancement. A healthcare provider can provide guidance on the management of urinary concerns.
- Consultation with Specialists: Individuals with a history of prostate problems should consult with specialists in urology or urologic surgery. These specialists can assess the individual’s prostate health, discuss any concerns, and provide guidance on whether girth enhancement is a safe option given the individual’s medical history.
- Surgical Approach: The choice of surgical technique for girth enhancement should take into account the individual’s prostate health. Some surgical methods may be more suitable than others for individuals with specific prostate conditions. The healthcare provider can provide recommendations based on the individual’s situation.
- Risks and Complications: Individuals with a history of prostate problems may be at a slightly higher risk for certain complications related to girth enhancement procedures, such as infection or urinary issues. These potential risks should be thoroughly discussed with the healthcare provider.
- Follow-up Care: Postoperative care and follow-up appointments are essential to monitor healing progress and address any issues that may arise, including urinary concerns.