My surgery experience was far from typical. After a successful initial triple augmentation operation, I unfortunately developed an infection about 5 weeks into the post-op recovery. Now, you can tell this testimonial is not made up because no one would ever talk about infection in a made-up testimonial. The infection was the result of a suture that popped open because I did not take care of controlling my erections. This is what happens when you think you are all healed up when in fact you are not. The suture popping open itself wasn't a big deal, but I was unlucky enough to have some infectious bacteria get inside through that opening.
The entire experience was a very trying one. Sometimes I questioned why I went through with the surgery in the first place. Luckily for me, Dr. Krakovsky was there with me every step of the way. Because my infection turned out to be fairly serious, I flew back out to have a 2nd surgical intervention with Dr. Krakovsky. Through the use of state of the art techniques, Dr. Krakovsky was able to successfully remove the infection in its entirety while still preserving the dermal graft. Aside from the pure surgical skill necessary to perform such a procedure, Dr. Krakovsky also has the right set of emotional tools to help deal with the situation. He was very responsive to my (sometimes irrational) concerns and questions and offered the right set of "big picture" guidance to help deal with an extremely tough situation. The guy really does care, and it is very hard to fake that.
After the 2nd surgery, the infection was cleared and everything healed up again within a couple of months. Now everything is pretty much back to normal, and I am enjoying life now. The ultimate take-away from my situation is the following: (1) Follow doctor's orders and do not get ahead of yourself when it comes to post-op recovery. (2) Even when things do go wrong (or severely wrong as in my case), Dr. Krakovsky is so skilled that he will probably be able to diagnose and remedy the situation accordingly. From what I gather, the chance of infection is a rare one, but as is the case with all surgeries, there is still a chance. Most people who undergo this surgery don't seem to get infection. Unfortunately for me, I was one of the unlucky ones. Fortunately for me, I chose a doctor that could handle the situation.