Definition of phalloplasty in English:


Syllabification: phal·lo·plas·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈfaləˌplastē


  • Plastic surgery performed to construct, repair, or enlarge the penis.
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    • In response, she reverted back to the male sex at once, taking masculinizing hormone shots and undergoing mastectomy and phalloplasty.
    • Genital surgery for the female-to-male patient may include hysterectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy, vaginectomy, metoidioplasty, scrotoplasty, urethroplasty, placement of testicular prostheses, and phalloplasty.
    • Phalloplasty and penile implants are outstanding pioneering procedures introduced in 1936 by the Russian surgeon Nikolaj A. Bogoraz.


late 19th century: from Greek phallos 'phallus' + -plasty.

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