Penis enlargement surgery refers to the invasive procedure of increasing either – or both, in many cases – the penile length or the penile girth.
Many surgeons in the United States are actually offering the procedure but it must be emphasized that the technologies used are not yet as proven as, say, breast enlargement techniques so complications are still aplenty.
Determining Suitable Patients
Contrary to popular notion, penile surgery has been around for decades. It was first offered in 1971 for men with severe penile shortening caused by:
- Congenital abnormalities like micropenis where the adult penis size measures less than 7 centimeters but are otherwise normal in physiology (i.e., anatomy).
- Surgical complications brought by procedures intended to address penile cancer or Peyronie’s disease
- Physical trauma brought by accidental or deliberate amputation
It was not until the late 1980s, however, when penile enlargement surgery was performed for cosmetic reasons with the techniques first described in detail in 1990.
But the techniques used today are still worrisome despite the advances in modern medical science and technology considering the types, severity and frequency of post-surgery complications, not to mention the often unsuccessful results.
Nowadays, men who have the deep pockets and the deep motivation to address their perceived shortcomings in the penile aspect are more likely to undergo the surgery, never mind the risks. But this should not be, as we will explain later!
Lengthening The Penis
The most popular penile enhancement surgery is penile lengthening for good reasons – men want longer penises more than they want larger penises, for example. The surgery involves cutting the penis’ suspensory ligament and then attaching new skin to cover its new length.
The results are not as impressive as most clinics report. The few reliable reports on the subject report negligible increases in flaccid length – just 0.5 centimeters in length for suspensory alignment and 1.6 centimeters for skin advancement.
But the disappointments do not stop here. First, the erect penis basically has the same size between pre- and post-surgery, which is big disappointment in itself. Second, the erect penis now points downward!
Because the suspensory ligament, which aids in keeping the penis pointing upwards during an erection, has now been divided and, thus, the support has been removed.
Increasing The Thickness
The surgery involved in increasing the girth of the penis can be performed on its own or as part of the penile lengthening procedure.
Two techniques are used, namely:
- Injection of fat gathered from either the thighs or the abdomen into the skin of the penile shaft
- Placement of skin grafts and fat harvested from the buttocks or the groin into the penile shaft
Don’t expect better results here either. Up to 90% of the fat grafts can disappear within a year, not to mention that the post-surgery complications can lead to a smaller, if not deformed, penis in the long run.
Suffering From Complications
And speaking of complications, most patients not only suffer from disappointing results but also from moderate to severe complications including:
- The risks for infections and bleeding are high
- The penis appears to arise from the scrotum instead of the abdominal wall (scrotalization)
- The fat is reabsorbed into the body resulting in loss of girth
- The penis has a deformed appearance because of nodule formation and irregular fatty lumps
The bottom line: You should not touch penile enlargement surgery with a ten-foot pole!
Instead, you should turn to safe, natural and effective methods like penile enhancement pills and manual penile exercises as well as counseling from a sexual therapist, if necessary. You will soon observe significant penile enlargement.
The combination of the male enhancement supplements and manual penile exercises can be considered as a one-two effective punch against a relatively smaller penis in comparison with the average penis of most men.
Both act on penis enlargements by increasing blood circulation to the genital organ while also improving on its control (i.e., erection and ejaculation).