The Priapus Shot® procedure costs $2,100 for members and the nonmember price is $2520. Financing is available at 0% interest.
The price includes a pump that is part of Florida Center for Hormones & Wellness clinical protocol.
A credit card is required to reserve your appointment. A consultation charge of $150 is charged as a consultation and is necessary prior to the recommendation of the Priapus Shot® procedure. The consultation charge will be credited toward any purchase of any service or product in the office if it is made within 60 days.
If you wish to cancel or reschedule your appointment, it must be done prior to 48 hours of your scheduled appointment. If you provide less than 48 hours notice, or if you do not show up for your appointment, a $150 missed appointment fee is charged to the card on file.
Dr. Charles Runels was the first physician to introduce this procedure in 2012. Dr. Carrozzella has trained by Dr. Runels in the specialized technique of the Priapus Shot® and other PRP procedures including the O-Shot®, Vampire Facelift®, Vampire Facial® and Vampire Breast Lift®.
A credit card is required to reserve your appointment. A consultation charge of $250 is charged, as a consultation is necessary prior to the recommendation of the Priapus Shot® procedure. The consultation charge will be credited toward any purchase of any service or product in the office if it is made within 60 days.
If you wish to cancel or reschedule your appointment, it must be done prior to 48 hours of your scheduled appointment. If you provide less than 48 hours notice or if you do not show up for your appointment, a $150 missed appointment fee is charged to the card on file.
Dr. Carrozzella will thoroughly review your medical history. You will have an opportunity to ask questions should you have any. Once you have been evaluated and it has been determined that you are a candidate for the Priapus Shot® procedure, you will be given proper information to consent to the procedure. A topical numbing cream is applied to the injection area. Your blood is then drawn and prepared. Once your PRP is ready, Dr. Carrozzella will inject the PRP into a few specific areas of the penis. The entire process takes approximately 30 minutes.
Most men are quite comfortable during the procedure. The discomfort is often described as a mild pinch or sometimes a bit of mild pressure. The numbing feeling from the numbing medicine may last 30-60 minutes after the procedure.
There are typically no side effects or downtime. Occasionally there is a brief period of mild soreness, typically lasting less than a day. There may be a few drops of blood from the injection site. You can return to work, exercise and do any other activity you wish on the same day, including sexual activity.
After the Priapus Shot® procedure, you are asked to use the pump to stimulate and exercise the penis and to stimulate the healing factors to proliferate. Please use the device for a minimum of 10 minutes (at a pressure of 7 – 10) twice daily for a minimum of 6 weeks. This is especially important if you are desiring an increase in length or girth of the penis. The more you use the device the better. You may continue to use daily or weekly for continued benefit. If size is not a primary concern, and if you are having the Priapus® Shot for other reasons, then the desired result may be achieved with less pump usage of 10 minutes daily (at a pressure of 7 – 10) for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Typically, there will be a 10% – 20% increase in length and girth. Girth comes first (with the injection), then length (with continued growth and regular use of the pump for 6 weeks). While this is a very new procedure, there is some evidence to suggest that a second injection at 4-8 weeks may cause another growth spurt.
Initially, there will be a volume increase from the combination of the platelets and the serum (or water) in the blood, plus all the growth factors in the water that the activated platelets are starting to release. Some of the water is then absorbed by the body over the next three days. Then there is the growth of new tissue that continues for at least 12 weeks.
So, volume goes up immediately, then goes down slowly to various degrees over the next 3 days. In some people, this decrease in volume is very small, while in others it is a more noticeable decrease. Smokers have the least amount of growth.
As for sexual function, some men report immediate results; however, realistically most men should expect about four weeks to pass before they notice any significant improvements. The Priapus® shot will work best if a man has his hormones (particularly testosterone) well-balanced.
Dr. Carrozzella would like to have a very brief phone conversation or office visit (15 minutes) 8 weeks after your procedure. He would like to know the benefits that you may have experienced from having the Priapus Shot®. If necessary, plan for further care will be considered at that time.
Some men choose to have a second Priapus Shot® for various reasons, including simple progression of the normal aging process. You may have a second Priapus Shot® after 8 weeks should you desire. The majority of men have improved function after one Priapus Shot®, but they will sometimes decide to do another for additional benefit. While this is a new procedure, there is some evidence to suggest that a second injection at 4-8 weeks may cause another growth spurt and more improvement in sexual function.
PRP is a well-documented and accepted procedure for many surgical and medical conditions. However, PRP procedures are not approved or disapproved by the FDA because PRP is not a drug. The FDA has approved the PRP harvesting kits that are used. PRP has been shown to be safe and is being shown in many medical specialties to be effective at regeneration, healing and rejuvenation.
This is an elective procedure and there are no guarantees that you will achieve the desired results. There are also no refunds. Dr. Carrozzella will evaluate your concerns and goals with integrity to make sure you are an appropriate candidate before you spend your money and time, and he will work to make sure that the procedure ultimately gives you the satisfaction you desire.
Dr. John Carrozzella is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. He is an expert in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sexual Dysfunction and the Metabolic and Nutritional Treatment of Disease. He has practiced medicine and surgery for more than 25 years. More recently, he has focused his interests in the medical specialties of Innovative Wellness, Anti-Aging, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement, Integrative and Functional Medicine and Non-surgical Cosmetics.