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Penis Enlargement Surgery: Male Penile Enhancement Procedures

Male Penile Enhancement Procedures. Lengthening And Girth Cosmetic And Plastic Surgical Penoplasty And Phalloplasty Services Explained.
Shahrokh Shariat, MD
Senior Editor & Writer

Prof. Shariat has published over 1400 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. In 2014 he received the Matula Award from the European Society of Urology (EAU), and in 2017 the Gold Cystoscope Award from the American Society of Urology, probably the most important urologist award worldwide.

The average male possesses a penis of roughly about 5.6 inches in penis length. This, in essence, is a perfect erect size to be able to satisfy most women sexually.

Even though the penile size may be adequate, men feel as though they have a small penis even though they may be of average penis size. The penis is a man’s most treasured possession, and most of them wish that they were at least one or 2 inches longer.

In this day and age, many products claim to be able to increase the size of the penis naturally. So many men resort to trying all sorts of different techniques and products such as natural exercises, penis extenders, pills, oils, creams, and finally as a last resort surgery.

You will find a detailed analysis and our top recommendations of some of these methods in other articles on this website, but here we will discuss penis plastic surgery in more detail.

Penis Enhancement Surgery – What Is It?

To put it in simple terms, there are two main types. Hopefully, in the future, doctors will discover better and more complete methods of penile enlargement through surgery. But for now, let’s cover the two main types.

Surgery For Penile Lengthening

As you have probably guessed, this is the one that most people are interested in, so it is the most common amongst the two we will discuss. Lengthening surgery works by doctors cutting the suspensory ligament which holds the penis and after surgery, cutting this ligament it makes it usually point upwards during an erection rather than upwards.

The suspensory ligament attaches to the pelvic bone. When this is cut, it allows the penis to be able to hang longer, giving it the appearance of being bigger. Now, this cannot do miracles, but it does give the penis about an inch.

This type of surgery is quite a simple process and requires only about an hour to complete. Due to the nature of the body and its ability to repair itself, patients are advised to do stretching exercises using penis extenders afterward so that the body does not reattach the ligament to the pelvic bone.

Surgery For Penile Girth Enhancement

This type of surgery is for men wanting a much thicker penile shaft. Again, this kind of operation cannot work miracles, but it can add about a 20% to 40% increase in girth.

There are a few methods of achieving the desired results. The most common is a fat injection and fat grafting which will be taken from the parts of the man’s body.

More advanced methods are being introduced, such as using silicone penile implants but such methods known as a penile prosthesis and dermal filler are still in their early stages and will require more time until they are widely accepted fully by the medical community.

What Does Penis Surgery Feel Like? Does It Hurt?

Penis surgery of the nature of the ones that we have described above is quite simple. In most cases, men can go home the very same day. You will, however, have to return for a follow-up checkup a few days later just to make sure everything looks as it should.

Because the penis has many nerve endings and is highly sensitive, you will experience some discomfort. That’s just natural. As with all surgeries, the pain can be controlled by the use of medication that will be prescribed to you.

The joint discomfort that is experienced by men includes bruising, pain during erection and while urinating, and also swelling. These symptoms usually last 2 to 3 weeks.


Is Penile Augmentation Worth It?

The simple answer is yes. But we would not recommend it to be your first option.

But we would NOT recommend it to be your first option.

If you have tried other methods and they have not given you the desired results, then maybe, in that case, you should go for surgery.

It is important to note; that not all-natural methods are as effective as others. Even after surgery, you will be required to wear a penis extender for about a year. This shows that even doctors have trust in the use of penis extenders. Also, look at how long they expect you to wear it after the surgery!

A whole year, yes that’s well over 300 days.

Why not try a penis extender first for at least a few months. It’s less invasive, much cheaper, and safer. Heck, you’re going to have to wear one anyway, even after surgery so why not give it a go first!

The best Extenders are the Phallosan Forte and The Sizegenetics. There are others we would also recommend such as Jes Extender, Penimaster Pro, and Male Edge but out of all the ones we have mentioned the Phallosan Forte wins hands down. It’s also FDA approved as well which none of the others are.

Penis pumps are also widely recognized by the medical profession and are used by doctors for treating erectile dysfunction. They also make the penis much thicker and wider after regular consistent use over a few months. But make sure you use a water-based pump and not one that uses air.

Still, Want To Go Ahead With Penis Surgery?

Make sure you find the right clinic.

This is a crucial point. It may be cheaper abroad so, for this reason, many people resort to going abroad to get their procedure done. This is not a wise decision as there are only a few places that are recognized to perform cosmetic penis enlargement.


What Are The Requirements To Get Penile Enhancement Surgery?

We’re not talking about the doctor’s qualifications here. A  penis enlargement procedure is more complicated, so for you to receive it, you must meet certain criteria.

Let’s run through a few of the basics

1. Age

As a patient, you must be of legal consenting age. Being 18 does not satisfy this standard as you would need to be over the age of 21. That is what the legal age is when it comes to surgery of this nature.

2. General Health

Generally speaking, you must be healthy. This does not mean that you go to the gym five times a week, rather what we are saying is that you do not suffer from severe medical conditions.

3. Circumcision

You must be circumcised for you to undergo penile enlargement surgery. If you are not circumcised, don’t worry because most of the clinics that perform penis augmentation also do circumcision as one of their treatments.

4. Medication

Now, this is a difficult one because it all depends on the medication you are on. But, definitely, no blood-thinning medication.

5. Mental Health

You must have a good and stable mental being. You will be assessed on this by either a questionnaire or a one-to-one consultation. Also, if you have any record of mental issues on your medical records, they will be looked into before undergoing surgery.

6. Consultation

A meeting will take place between yourself and a doctor to find out more about you and why it is that you feel the need to undergo surgery. Some of the points mentioned above will also be discussed to give a clearer picture to the surgeon.

Risks Involved With The Medical Procedure

Even though in most cases the surgery will be successful, it is important to note that there will always be risks attached to any type of surgery. That is another important reason why you should choose your medical practitioner and clinic wisely.

The risk is highly increased if the surgeon is not entirely competent and did not perform the surgical procedure following the proper medical guidelines. Also, the risk is increased if you do not follow the advice post-cosmetic surgery.

  • The possibility of a misshapen or lumpy flaccid penis
  • Scar tissue on the penile skin because of cutting
  • A reduction in sensitivity due to nerve damage
  • The erect penis is not pointing upwards
  • Not getting the desired results if you don’t stick to a strict penis extender routine post-procedure

To minimize all the risks mentioned, make sure you do your due diligence about the clinic and also the practitioner beforehand.