How much bigger from CALIBRE?
CALIBRE is able to produce quite a noticeable increase in the girth of the penis. The product used is a volumizer, so 1ml of product results in 1ml increase in size. The more product the bigger the size, however, we are also aiming for aesthetic symmetry so your CALIBRE doctor will recommend a sensible volume based on natural size and shape.
Are results from CALIBRE instant?
Yes, the products used for CALIBRE are volume fillers so for each 1ml injected you get 1ml of volume increase and the results are immediate. You may have some initial swelling, which can be impressive, but this will subside over a few days.It takes a couple weeks for the dermal fillers to stabilise, absorb water (or stimulate collagen) and look its best.
How Long does CALIBRE last?
Most men won’t notice a significant reduction in the size of their CALIBRE augmentation over the initial 9-12 month period and then a gradual resorption over the next 12 months. A Korean study showed preservation of 90% of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) penis augmentation after 18 months, see this https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20233296
However, HA resorption rates do differ between patients depending upon their metabolism. Given the large volumes injected (10 ml+), the studies by Allergan have shown 80%+ retention after 18 months, with gradual full resorption up to 30 months. Please refer to the graph below, which measured resorption in the face. Other reports indicate that repeat injection of HA tend to last longer, most likley due to the stimulation of collagen where the filler is placed, which is called fibrogenesis.
We are generally seeing a slightly slower resorption in penile tissue. So far, our patients are showing good retention after 12 months and most only come back within this time frame because they wish to be larger. However, we anticipate most patients will want a top-up of 5-10 ml every 18-24 months, to maintain the size.
Recovery after CALIBRE?
There is minimal downtime with CALIBRE, most patients return to work the next day. After the procedure, a stretchy bandage will be wrapped around the penis to minimise swelling and assist with product placement. We ask that you leave this on for 24-48 hours and you may re-wrap if the bandage comes off sooner. With HA’s, there is some initial malleability to the product for 2 weeks after injection. You may use this time to massage any bumps or smooth irregularities, but please don’t over do it. The dermal filler will integrate with penile tissue after 2 weeks, so any residual bumps after this time will need to be dissolved or naturally resorb over time.
Post Care: we advise patient’s to keep the area clean for a week, avoid sexual activity for 5 days (and unprotected anal sex for 7 days), shower daily and after exercise, take any prescribed medications and follow our post-care instructions carefully.
We provide after-hours support line if anything concerns you and ask that you return after 3-4 weeks for review.
Potential Complications from CALIBRE?
Whilst complications are rare, you may experience:
Some bruising and tenderness. Avoid Vitamin E, blood thinning medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids and St John’s Wort for a week before and after the procedure.
Swelling for a few days that may be quite impressive, but will settle. If excessive swelling remains beyond a few days, please contact your treating doctor or clinic.
Due to natural tissue bands under the penile skin that are difficult to identify, we may not achieve perfect symmetry in a single session. For this reason, we prefer to inject in a 2-phase program, with corrections made during the 2nd session.
Possible hardening of product forming a lump (granulomas). These can occur after a few weeks/months and it is important to resolve quickly. Please contact your treating doctor or clinic for review and advice.
Possible infection, which is the most serious concern. We perform CALIBRE in a sterile field and we may prescribe you precautionary antibiotics after CALIBRE, please ensure you complete the full course. If you feel any significant pain, heat or difficulty passing urine, please call and speak to your doctor or clinic as soon as possible.
Are there any pictures other than the ones in the gallery?
Yes, we have many before & after images, however, most are not approved for public release. We will continue to upload further approved patient images over time and you may check our YouTube channel for updates: https://www.youtube.com
Can the product migrate?
For CALIBRE we generally use a highly cross-linked, dense hyaluronic acid called. This is injected with a very precise technique and the product is carefully placed and moulded for even symmetry and to minimise the chance of pooling or migration towards the base or glans. Our Doctors also like to inject larger volumes in 2+ sessions to optimise product placement. Whilst the product is soft enough to gently massage for up to 2 weeks after injection (which is useful to smooth any residual bumps), it will integrate with penile tissue after this time and remain in place.
To minimise swelling/bruising, please stop taking Vitamin E, anti-inflammatory drugs, St John’s Wort, Aspirin and other blood-thinning medications at least 1 week before the procedure.