You can get back that lost penis, find out how?
It may sound unbelievable but it is true. A medical team in Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital in South Africa has become the first surgeons to perform a successful penis transplant. The team recently performed a nine hour operation for a penis transplant on a 21-year-old man who lost his penis to amputation after having it circumcised.
When the operation, which took five years to plan, was complete, medical professionals thought it would take two years for the man to regain all of his penis functions, but actually it only took four months for him to start performing with his brand new tool. Or is it actually secondhand tool?
One of those surgeons Professor Andre van der Merwe said: “We are very surprised by his rapid recovery. It’s a massive breakthrough. We’ve proved that it can be done – we can give someone an organ that is just as good as the one that he had. There is a greater need in South Africa for this type of procedure than elsewhere in the world, as many young men lose their penises every year due to complications from traditional circumcision.”
The Prof also added: “This is a very serious situation. For a young man of 18 or 19 years, the loss of his penis can be deeply traumatic. He doesn’t necessarily have the psychological capability to process this. There are even reports of suicide among these young men. The heroes in all of this for me are the donor, and his family. They saved the lives of many people because they donated the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, skin, corneas, and then the penis.”
This doesn’t mean penises are on mass production now and any man could go to the hospital to receive a new pecker, the groundbreaking procedure is still developing or restricted to that hospital where it took them five years to plan one implant. But this is a welcomed development for the near future, a hope for men who had lost their penis to cancer, accident, erectile dysfunction to purchase a new piece. Who knows, maybe in few years’ time, it would be easy to access. The future is indeed erect.
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