The man who previously had health problems, except for asthma in the form of light, died while phalloplasty is a safe, according to doctors, surgery to increase length and volume of the penis.
By the end of a successful operation his heart stopped suddenly, wrote on Tuesday, 1 August, scientific Journal of Forensic Sciences reports.
Doctors tried to resuscitate the patient, however, did not succeed and were forced to admit his death. The autopsy showed that the cause of the tragedy became fat embolism of the lungs.
Phalloplasty is usually performed by pulling fat cells from various parts of the body (liposuction) and injection of them into the penis. In the case of this patient, fat was extracted from the abdomen.
«For the first time in the history of the seemingly simple and safe procedure penis enlargement by autologous transfer of the fat caused the sudden death of a healthy young man,» says this article.
According to statistics collected by the International society of aesthetic and plastic surgery, doctors perform about 8.400 cases annually. The average length of the penis in erection reaches 15,5 cm, says the company producing condoms SKYN.