As much as I have been involved with restoration for ~20 years (1998-2018), I have not been active and consistently “engaged.” Like many restorers, I saw my greatest gains in the first 2 years (as reviewed in the below report). In years gone past, I had chronicled my progress via pictures and have provided them on this website. However, at present (and with the launch of the DILE Omega), I am not certain I will include such “candid” photos of myself. Why? I think it would be false advertising. I developed the DILE (Omega version – the current version offered for sale) in ~2017. By this time I already had such GREAT coverage that showing pictures of this coverage would not be proper. The coverage I have is from years of effort with many different methods (DILE and M…M…F… methods included). The only truly useful that that current pictures of my progress would convey is that, yes, if you are dedicated and fortunate, you too can fully restore your foreskin. Additionally, there are so many success stories out there that pictures of my particular success are really not needed. What I can provide is a detailed accounting of my progress (as related to the use of the original DILE versions) that I wrote up to support the re-introduction of the DILE in ~2006. My hope is that this “quantifiable” accounting illustrates usefulness of the DILE better than any pictures of myself might.
I do, however, hope to develop a section where contemporary users of the DILE (Omega version) share their progress – but, we will have to see.
Mel’s Project – Part I: Progress from 1997-2003
[for a PDF of this report, please click here and download: Mel’s Project (I) Progress from 1997-2003]
In the below figure, the progress (over the course of ~six years: 1997-2003) in terms of total growth of shaft skin and various measures of “growth rates” for one restorer (me, Mel Senior) is reviewed. Restoration methods included Tape Rings, T-Tapes, Packing, Weights as well as an internal expanding packing system (the DILE). Measurements of growth were made periodically (using 2 different methods of measurement: Tape Strip vs Cardboard Tube). Results show that good growth only occurred when I was an “active” restorer (and not taking “breaks”) and that initial increases were due to a “non-growth stretch” (~0.5 inches) of shaft skin; when a restoration effort was stopped a “de-stretch” also occurred. Overall growth of shaft skin during this period was ~5.25 inches with ~4.5 inches of this growth occurring during the first year of restoration. Interestingly, this increase in shaft skin perhaps “released” ~1.4 inches of previously restricted erect penis shaft. Growth rates in shaft skin during periods of intense/active restoration (“Restoration Effort Periods” – REPs) ranged from ~0.061 to 0.135 inches per week. Tape Rings and T-Tapes appeared to focus growth on the “below POE” (Point of Equilibrium) skin, while the use of an internal expanding packing system (the DILE) appeared to focus growth on the “above POE” skin (when used without a strap) or balanced growth between “above POE” and “below POE” (when used with a strap). The use of the DILE (with a strap) resulted in a growth rate (when normalized to starting skin length) of “above POE” skin that was ~2x faster than that of “below POE” skin (~0.016 vs 0.006 in/wk/start inch). Additionally, increased growth rates with increases in available shaft skin (i.e., “exponential growth”) is suggested by the available data, however this phenomena needs to be investigated further. The data contained within this report suggest that an internal expanding packing system (the DILE) can help promote growth of the “above POE” skin (which would include “inner skin”).