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Male Genetics Aesthetics
Appearance of the male genitalia is linked with self-esteem and sexual identity. Aesthetic surgery of the male genitalia serves to correct perceived deficiencies as well as physical deformities, which may cause psychological distress. Attention to patient motivation for surgery and to surgical technique is key to achieving optimal results.Aesthetic surgical techniques for treatment of penile and scrotal deficiencies. They also discuss techniques for revision in patients with previous surgery. A man’s perception of his genitalia has a significant effect on self-esteem and sexual identity. Many cultures associate penile length with virility and sexual prowess. With increased exposure to popular media and pornographic material, men and women may develop a misconception of male genital norms, with the corresponding erroneous belief that genitalia of extreme length and girth is, in fact, commonplace. Hence, male patients present for aesthetic genital surgery with the aim of altering the external appearance of the penis or scrotum despite the fact that they are often normal in size and shape. Advances in surgical techniques have made possible aesthetic improvement in the male genitalia. However, it is always crucial to examine the patient’s underlying motivation for the surgery, as well as to rule out psychiatric problems. Because male genital appearance is often linked to self-confidence and may affect intimate relationships, it is important to address the underlying mental and physical issues before scheduling a patient for aesthetic genital surgery. Patient understanding of realistic expectations will result in greater satisfaction for both the patient and surgeon.