What to expect from meatotomy?
The main thing to understand is that there are two types of meatoplasty:
1) The “meat” part of the body (the back, neck, arms, legs etc.
) is removed completely. In this case it means removing all fat and muscle tissue.
2) The “skin” part of the body (chest, abdomen etc.
) is removed only some parts. In this case it means leaving some muscles intact but removing fat and skin.
In both cases the patient will lose weight. Usually the person loses around 10% of their initial bodyweight.
However, this depends on many factors such as age, health status, past medical history and other physical characteristics like height or weight. For example if you have a very large frame then your loss may be much greater than that!
It is important to note that not everyone needs to undergo a full-body removal of fat and muscle. Some people need just to remove a certain amount of fat and/or muscle.
These individuals usually want to keep some of their natural shape after they have undergone the procedure. In these cases, the surgeon may choose to leave some of the excess skin on their chest, abdomen or thighs intact so that they can still retain their natural figure.
It is important to note that the meatotomy procedure is one of the safest and least-invasive surgical operations available. It carries very little risk and has a very high patient survival rate.
During the first few weeks after your operation, you may experience some temporary disfigurement or even paralysis in your arms or legs, but these problems are rare and can be fixed with physical therapy or minor corrective procedures. The important thing to understand is that the long-term benefits of meatotomy far outweigh any potential short-term side effects.
Make the right decision for your body, and choose to undergo meatotomy today!
A little bit more about meatal stenosis surgery in adults…
The medical term for this condition is called an “urethral stricture” which refers to a narrowing of the urethra. The narrowing of this hole prevents the free flow of urine through the urethra.
This can lead to several complications such as:
1) Repeated urinary tract infections.
These are usually caused by E. coli or other bacteria that is present in the urinary tract.
These infections can cause fevers, pain and severe burning sensations during urination. They may also cause the patient to experience blood in their urine.
2) These conditions can lead to kidney damage if they are not treated or brought under control.
The patient may suffer from high blood pressure, low blood pressure and even organ failure if their condition is severe enough.
3) Men with this condition usually experience a loss of libido, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
Some may also experience problems with infertility or the inability to get an erection.
If you suffer from any of the above conditions or even several of them, you should seriously consider undergoing meatotomy surgery. This relatively simple operation, usually takes around one to three hours, and can cure or at least alleviate all of the above symptoms in most patients.
The surgeon begins by making an incision into the skin of the scrotum. Then, he will identify the diseased part of the urethra and remove any infected or abnormal tissue.
The hole will then be widened to a size suitable for passing water. Finally, the surgeon will stitch the urethra back together.
Some patients who undergo this procedure may experience temporary or permanent numbness in their genitals. There is also a very small risk of erectile dysfunction or difficulties with fertility.
If you are a smoker, these risks increase considerably so it would be in your best interest to quit smoking before and after the operation.
Meatotomy is not a difficult or dangerous procedure and the benefits far outweigh any drawbacks experienced afterwards. If you think you are a suitable candidate for this type of surgery, it is highly recommended that you contact your healthcare provider about scheduling an operation as soon as is possible.
A little bit more about meatotomy in children…
While meatotomy is normally only performed on adults who suffer from urethral strictures, there have been rare cases when this surgery was needed to save the life of a young boy. This condition can be caused by any number of reasons, including:
1) A congenital birth defect that causes the urethra to form incorrectly.
2) An infection of the urethra known as “balanitis”.
This can be caused by a virus or bacteria.
3) Irritation or inflammation of the urethra caused by repeated contact of the tip of the glans to the inside of the urinary tract during athletic activity or by an infection.
4) A type of cancer known as “transitional cell carcinoma” can also cause a stricture to develop in the urethra.
If your son is suffering from any of these conditions, he will need to be taken to a hospital immediately so that his urethra can be widened. This will usually involve making two small incisions in the tip of your son’s glans and the skin of his penile head.
The surgeon will then cut open the urethra so that they form a hole large enough for your son to urinate through.
Meatotomy is a highly effective way of curing this type of condition in boys and most patients who undergo this surgery should have a completely normal urinary tract afterward. Your son should suffer no complications from this procedure and he should also suffer no long-lasting pain or discomfort either.
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Experimental study on role of intravesical ureter in vesicoureteral regurgitation by R Witherington – The Journal of Urology, 1963 – auajournals.org
A prospective survey of the indications and morbidity of circumcision in children by DM Griffiths, JD Atwell, NV Freeman – Eur Urol, 1985 – cirp.org
Stenosis of the external urethral meatus by MF Campbell – The Journal of Urology, 1943 – auajournals.org
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