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Plastic surgery performed to construct, repair, or enlarge the penis.
- ‘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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