I started here (5 years ago - 2/23/12)
Since then I have had 2 full rounds of PMMA (10%, 20% and two full rounds of Silikon1000). Each was about 11-15 weeks apart. On my 4th and last round I also had 10cc’s of PMMA in the base as it was the most resistant.
So far I have no nodules or other issues. After the first round I had a free-floating nodule and 6 entry point hard spots. The hard spots, which sort of looked like whiteheads went away by the time I had my second visit.
On my second visit the free floating nodule was broken up with the cannula and more PMMA added which made it go away but raised up the area higher than the rest of my dick. I also got new entry point hard spots that also went away by my 3rd visit.
I always stayed in Mexico longer than I needed to but it takes me about 13 hours door to door so I stay long enough for the carrier to absorb, which is usually a Tuesday appointment through Friday evening. I am very paranoid with not being able to do aftercare for 13 hours with it bunched up in my pants so soon after having it done.
The 3rd visit I just had everything covered in Silikon1000 – which has no aftercare so I was able to leave the next day. It covers a multitude of issues and especially great at leveling high and low spots. But the skin was still loose at the base from the prior surgery and there was still some unevenness.
My biggest issue was the unevenness of how the PMMA formed – high and low areas. It was not dramatic but enough to keep me from feeling like I was going to move on mentally unless I had it fixed. After the 3rd round when I had just Silikon1000 it got much better but still was not great. Wade told me that you really need to do it twice to get it perfect so here’s hoping the 2nd time was the fix. I also had very little fullness in the base. It actually took there as much as it did in the other areas but the skin was so badly stretched from the graft removal, it looked like it was underdeveloped.
My 4th and last visit (Jan 31) I had a full round of the Silikon1000 and the base done with 10% PMMA and it was done with one entry point, so I am expecting a hard spot to show up in a few weeks and hopefully go away on its own.
I need to see where the PMMA settles but the Silikon1000 usually settles in a week as there is much less swelling and no bruising.
What I learned -
-Stay down there until most of the carrier is absorbed. This last time was the hardest as I am so familiar with the routine it felt like prison.
-I did the aftercare like I was instructed. Just lay in bed and watched TV and massaged it all the time. There is really nothing else to do.
I went back daily and they were great about fixing issues as they came up.
-I got the nodule the first time in the short period I was pumping so I dropped that. I also think it made my high spots higher and made things more uneven for me so I don’t do that anymore.
-Definitely consider doing 1-2 rounds of the Silikon1000 if you are not happy with the results you get. There is no aftercare and you do not need to wait a month to see what you get. It is injected into the deep dermal layer and what you see when you get off the table is what you get. It is not injected with a carrier the way PMMA, or as a large volume liquid the way Loria does it. It makes it much easier to target areas that need it.
-Flomax is over the counter in Tijuana. I get a month or 2 supply as it keeps you longer when flaccid, which I think, helps the recovery.
-Lastly, but not entirely unrelated – I got a JetBlue credit card. If you spend $2,000 in the first 3 months you get 30,000 free points, which got me 3 round-trip airfares from NY to SD for free. Between having my grafts removed, trying HA (about $8,000 worth) and Dr. C I probably spent about $30,000).
The pictures are a little premature as the base can change – it is still a little swollen there and I am actually hoping it shrinks a bit over the next 2 -4 weeks as I think I would prefer that.
Today I am at 6” by the glans (1” gain) and 6.3” at the middle and 6.75 by the base – It will probably end up at 6.5”. For the 4 visits I gained about 1.3 inches and 1” at the glans. I was never going for size over aesthetics so I am really happy with this.
First round 10% - over 20cc’s but not sure how many, they just kept on adding a little everyday I was down there. I gained .5"
Second round 20% - over 20’ccs I think and I gained .25” throughout but nothing by the glans. I would only ever do 10% if I did it over. 20% is not 20% diluted per se. It is a Y shaped syringe that mixes 10% and 30% as it hits the cannula and I am not sure how well it mixes.
3rd round just Silikon1000 – 17 syringes and gained .25” – same as I got from PMMA. They do not consider it a girth procedure but I asked Wade to be liberal with it. At the time he said the most he ever heard being gained was .25”, which is exactly what I got as well.
4th round Silikon1000 – probably .2” gain and not sure about the base but looks like it will end up at .3"
Some areas gained a little more but I went from 7.25 “x 5” to 7.25” x (6.25” - 6.5”) it depends where you measure it. If the aesthetics work out I am done! If not I will go back one more time just to address the little things. I think if you go down for a touch up or a fix and you get another full round you just move your problems around, so I am staying with the plan.
This whole time has been a fix to correct the crazy amount of loose skin I had having the grafts removed after well over a decade of healthy growth.
Erect it looks great all the time. What I am getting used to is that with the grafts, my dick always looked the same when I took my pants off – it never turtled because it couldn’t. With PMMA if I turtle it can look odd but that has less to do with PMMA than the fact that I don’t have grafts in anymore and the collagen has to go somewhere if it shrinks.
The feel is completely natural most of the time. If it is really hot outside I feel like it can get a little softer but no big deal. I am also comparing that against my grafts which I had most of my adult life and so that is my reference point. I have had sex with 2 people who knew what I had done so it was interesting to hear what they had to say which was all positive. Since I had my 4th round I haven’t used it but plan to this week and he also knows.
Lastly, I sill have some of the hemosiderin staining which is the darkening of the skin from surgery – the blood (iron) stains the inner lining of the skin. I have had it 3 times and it takes about 2 years to fully resolve - just in case you get it. You won’t from a cannula but a lot of guys have surgery on here. There is not much you can do to get rid of it faster but it does completely go away on its own.
Thanks to everyone. This whole experience would have been a whole lot darker without the board. Probably the secret to PB is to use it, leave something behind and then move on when you are ready. (I should take better pictures but I am sick of looking at it, measuring it, thinking about it etc.).
HD - some of this is swelling still - I suspect when it goes down I will be really happy.
| ||Grand Total w/expenses||$16,000 ||4 visits over 7 months||1.25" gain|