You know what they say about a dead man's hat? Apparently that doesn't apply to a dead man's dick. South African surgeons say they have performed the world's first successful penis transplant. The surgery was performed in December, and the 21-year-old's new tool has now become fully functional. Doctors didn't expect the dick to achieve all of its dick powers for two years.
The first attempted penis transplant had to be removed after two weeks because it screwed with the man and his wife's psyche too much. A doctor said it affected the man's quality of life.
"It's a massive breakthrough," professor Frank Graewe. "We've proved that it can be done – we can give someone an organ that is just as good as the one that he had. It was a privilege to be part of this first successful penis transplant in the world."
Penile transplants are especially needed in South Africa because thousands of young men undergo circumcision without anesthetic as part of an initiation ritual. This leads to many young men losing their penises every year, including the unnamed patient, according to professor André van der Merwe.
So don't even think about utilizing this surgery for a simple upgrade. The procedure is planned to extend to other men who have lost their penis or as a last resort for severe erectile dysfunction.