Before your surgery, you will be provided with all the information you need to ensure you are prepared for what happens after your operation, and to make sure your recovery is as smooth as possible.
Any post-operative pain is managed with a Pain Buster system, which delivers a metered dose of local anaesthetic into the operation area. You will be pain free. There may be some discomfort but you WILL be pain free. Some oral pain relief is also supplied.
You will need to spend two weeks lying flat in bed in order to minimise any swelling. Excessive swelling strains the blood supply of the penile skin and may cause it to die, resulting in loss of shaft skin. This is almost entirely avoided by lying flat.
During this time, you will also need to take a combination of three drugs to prevent you having erections. As a side effect of these drugs, you will feel very drowsy.
Typically, during the third week after surgery you will be able to resume your usual activities. Extreme physical activity such as jogging, sex, and lifting weights in excess of half a kilo are to be avoided for a minimum of six weeks following surgery.