This surgical procedure is generally effective and immediate at straightening the penis. During the procedure, the side of the penis opposite the curve will be tightened. This is usually accomplished with a small incision and stitches.
While penile plication is generally successful at straightening abnormal curves in the penis, there is often some slight shortening. AHN patients may choose alternative treatments, such as incision or excision with grafting techniques. This removes and replaces scar tissue with graft material to allow the penis to return to a more normal shape. In other cases, a penile implant may be appropriate.