Postop Phalloplasty:

Donor Site Concerns

Radial forearm and anterolateral thigh donor site:

When can I expose my arm/thigh to the sun?

  • Ideally, about 1 year. The reasoning for this is that melatonin preferentially deposits in scar tissue. Using lotion that has minimal dyes/fragrances and an SPF of 30 or greater when skin is at risk of sun exposure is recommended.

May I start using silicone sheets on the scars?

  • Yes, around 6 weeks postop, silicone sheets can be obtained over the counter and placed over a thick scar, if present.

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G.U. Recon Mang Chen MD 2019  

G.U. Recon Clinic

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