Doctors in South Africa have changed medical history after being the first to successfully perform a full penis transplant.
The victim, a 21-year-old dude who had to get his member amputated three years prior after a botched circumcision, had the surgery done in early December. Doctors thought it would take at least two years for him to gain full function, but after four months, he’s feeling good.
Apparently losing your d*ck in South Africa is more likely than we’d like to think about (we’re talking 250+), so this medical breakthrough is monumental. Such surgeries have been tried before, but long-term success had never before been witnessed, and doctors were surprised by the results.
In a report from Sky News, Professor Andre van der Merwe, who led the procedure, stated, “There is a greater need in South Africa for this type of procedure than elsewhere in the world, as many young men lose their penises every year due to complications from traditional circumcision… For a young man of 18 or 19 years, the loss of his penis can be deeply traumatic.”
No s**t. We feel for all of the victims, literally.