If you aren’t familiar with the specifics of Peyronie’s disease, it refers to the formation of scar tissue on the penis. This scar tissue is the one that will lead to a strange bend. Because of this bend, one side of the penis becomes longer than the other.
In the case of plication, stitches have to be put on the longer side of the penis. After the intervention is completed, the stitches will “pull” on the penis, centering its position and correcting the abnormal curvature.
Plication is one of the safest surgical treatments for Peyronie’s disease. The risk of erectile dysfunction or nerve injuries as a result of placation is minimal. It may be possible to perform your procedure with local anaesthesia. In other cases sedation or general anaesthesia can be offered. You can usually go home on the same day as surgery.
The procedure, however, isn’t suitable for correcting all kinds of deformities linked to Peyronie’s disease. In addition, due to the fact that the longer side of the penis will be treated, men can experience some loss in length. Penis enlargement surgery may be an option if this is the case. Our surgeons perform both penile lengthening and thickening.