A year-old black man received a penis transplant from a white donor, 17 years after he lost his own penis in a routine circumcision. A team of South African doctors from Stellenbosch University and the Tygerberg Academic Hospital performed their second successful penis transplant on the man, whose identity they are withholding, in April. The recipient plans to have his penis medically tattooed so that his new member matches the color of the rest of his body. Medical tattooing commonly obscures skin imperfections — including vitiligo patches of white skin — using flesh-colored pigments. The year-old man is the third person to receive a penis transplant, in a surgery that took over nine hours. Andre van der Merwe said.
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Learn something new every day More Info Some people confuse this surgery with procedures used to give a transsexual a functional penis. The two surgeries are not the same, however, and penile transplants are more likely to be used for men who have lost their penises as the result of injuries or disease. When the first successful penile transplant surgery was performed in , it was performed on a year-old man. The man suffered the loss of most of his penis in an accident and was left with a small stump. Normal urination and sexual intercourse were impaired as a result. Surgeons in China were able to obtain a donated penis from a young man who had been pronounced brain dead.
Wounded veteran receives first penis and scrotum transplant
The year-old man who underwent the world's first successful penis transplant has been able to resume a sexual relationship with this girlfriend just five weeks after the transplant. Professor Frank Graewe, who took part in the nine-hour surgery on the South African man, said: 'He gets good quality erections, ejaculates and has frequent sex with his partner. He said doctors are now also appealing for donors to enable more men to have the operation.
A man in South Africa who underwent a penis transplant has impregnated his girlfriend, according to news reports. But it's not clear whether the man's transplanted penis works the same way an undamaged penis would, said Dr. Andrew Kramer, a urologist at the University of Maryland Medical Center who wasn't involved in the transplant. The penis is not necessary for a man to ejaculate or urinate , so it's possible that the man's transplanted penis doesn't function completely normally, Kramer said.