In much the same way as women can have surgeries performed if they are not completely satisfied with their cup sizes, men who are unhappy with the size of their penises can also them surgically enhanced.
There are various forms of surgery that can be performed if a man is really unhappy with the size of his penis or if he has medical problems related to his penis size and function. All types of surgery are major operations and are expensive. Very few penis enlarging surgeries are covered by medical health insurance because they are cosmetic and elective procedures. Your recovery time is also something you need to think about, you will need to have a good period of rest to able to recover properly ad quickly. The average cost for a procedure is between $4000 and $17000, depending on what you have done.
The ideal candidate for phalloplasty or surgical enhancement of the penis is someone whose penis has a flaccid length less than 4cm or an erect length of less than 7.5 cm.
Candidates must also be in good physical shape and be able to prove that they can cope with the effects of the surgery on his body. Heart rate and blood pressure will be checked, and the patient should be within a reasonable weight range.
Lengthening the Penis
It is important to note that surgery will not necessarily lengthen the penis, but rather make it appear longer than it is. Surgeons will cut through the suspensory ligament. This ligament usually holds the penis under the pubic bone, in an arch- which makes it appear shorter. Cutting through this ligament allows the penis to fall straight, increasing the length.
While cutting the ligament may make the penis appear longer, it also means there is no support structure for the penis when it is in the erect state. This means it might not stand up on its own.
It is also important to realize that most penis surgeries need to be followed up with penis extension exercises, weights or stretching to prevent the suspensory ligament from healing and thus shortening the penis again. Many sites have before and after pictures which may or may not sway your ultimate decision.
Widening the Penis
The penis girth can be widened through what is called dermal implants. This is when the surgeon takes fat cells from another part of the body and transplants them into the penis. You should be aware that the head of the penis cannot be enlarged so the effect might look strange if the head is a lot smaller than the width.
Inflatable Penis Implants
Men who suffer from total impotence can have their problems solved by inflatable penis implants. The corpus cavernosa is replaced with implants that can be manually stimulated to produce an erection. A pump is inserted into the groin and completely concealed inside the body, and this can be pumped by hand to create an erection. The biggest advantage of this kind of surgery is that the man can decide when he wants to have the erection and manually stimulate it himself.
What You Need To Know
As with any kind of surgery there are risks involved. These days modern medicine is so advanced that it is highly unlikely for things to go wrong, but there is always a small risk involved. Here are some things to consider and some issues to discuss with your doctor before you go ahead:
- One of the biggest risks is that some patients are not always satisfied with the results. Even surgery cannot make the penis grossly longer than it should be and results are usually within reasonable limits. Some men are disappointed with the difference.
- There is a chance of post-operative infection
- There is a small chance of nerve and tissue damage during the operation
- There could be complications arising from the anesthetic
- Badly performed surgeries can result in an excess of scar tissue which can sometimes lead to a condition called Peyronie’s Disease. This is a curvature of the penis which is usually caused by scar tissue in the penis