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Post-phalloplasty aesthetic refinements
With radial flap phalloplasty, a phallus is recreated from the skin and fat of the trans man’s forearm. This has the consequence that the colouring and anatomical venous structures will be different from those of a natural penis. In addition, it also leaves an aesthetic defect in the arm. These techniques enable the aesthetic appearance of both the phallus and the arm to be improved.
WHAT IS POST-PHALLOPLASTY AESTHETIC REFINEMENTS?
There are various techniques to improve the aesthetic result of a phalloplasty, some aimed at achieving a phallus with more appropriate colouring and structures. Others are aimed at improving the quality of the skin and appearance of the scars that this technique leaves on the trans man’s arm.
Among the techniques that you will find at IM GENDER, the most outstanding are: neophallus micropigmentation, fat grafting onto the arm and laser removal of scars.
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Results of aesthetic refinements
AESTHETIC REFINEMENT TECHNIQUES AFTER PHALLOPLASTY
MICROPIGMENTATION OF THE NEOPHALLUS
The penis may result from a phalloplasty that uses the patient’s forearm skin and fat. This is why the new phallus has a different colouring and lacks the anatomical venous structures typical of the male genital area.
As the penis’s aesthetic appearance is important for the trans man, IM GENDER offers micropigmentation treatment to correct defects in skin colouring of the genital area and to recreate anatomical structures such as the penis’s dorsal vein.
Micropigmentation has proven to be a non-surgical therapeutic option which, using specific pigments to tattoo the skin, can be useful in ameliorating the new phallus’s aesthetic defects.
FAT TRANSFER OR FAT GRAFTING
The standard technique in phalloplasty is to use skin and fat from the trans man’s forearm. Although minimisation is attempted during the procedure, the aesthetic consequences in this area are often visible, which may interfere with the trans man’s well-being.
Lipofilling, fat grafting or the Coleman technique are different names given to the technique that uses the patient’s own fat to aesthetically improve the scar on the forearm caused by phalloplasty.
This technique is based on increasing the volume of the treated area with the trans man’s own fatty tissue, previously extracted from areas such as the abdomen, and purified. Thanks to this fat, the scar area can be remodelled, improving the quality of the tissue, increasing the thickness of the skin and offering a notable aesthetic improvement.
LASER TREATMENT OF SCARS
Another technique to improve the appearance of the donor forearm in phalloplasty is laser treatment of the scars. IM Laser Technology is a platform that can significantly improve scars. It is essential to carry out a prior diagnosis to assess various factors such as the state of the skin in order to choose the best treatment.
Laser treatment is usually carried out in a beauty salon by a specialist aesthetic doctor and usually requires several sessions.
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