Are you one of those people that has looked down at their penis and wondered whether it can be a little bit larger or thicker? Wait, who are we kidding? Haven’t all men done that?
Well, there are a few options out there that people can use to increase their penis size. This includes penis pumps, supplements, pills, etc. However, very quickly, people realize that many of these methods do not work quite how they expected them to work. As a result, they look into other solutions. One of these is penis enlargement surgery.
While penis surgery is still pretty rare as a cosmetic treatment, outside of transition surgeries, it is starting to become more and more popular. A lot of men wonder whether penis enlargement surgery can give them the benefits that they want. Luckily for you, that is exactly what we are going to be covering on this page!
Remember, there are a variety of different reasons why men may want to undergo penis enlargement surgery. For many, it is for the cosmetic effects. However, many of these treatments are also used to deal with problems created by certain types of illness. Basically, if you feel that your penis is too small (and it genuinely is far lower than average), then it may be worth consulting with a cosmetic surgeon to determine whether they are able to help you.
Is Penis Enlargement Surgery Possible?
While the thought of penis surgery may make some people cringe, it is carried out for cosmetic purposes. While penis enlargement surgery is hardly the most common form of cosmetic surgery in the world, many men who feel that they want to add a little bit of size to their penis find that it may be a viable candidate for penis enlargement surgery.
As we said before, we are going to be using this time to take a look at how penis surgery for enlargement works. This way, you may be able to work out whether it is going to be the right type of surgery for you. We certainly know it isn’t going to be for everybody!
How Does it Work? – Penis Girth and Length
There are a few different types of penis surgery available. Some of these methods are a bit more common than others. We are going to go through all of the main methods. However, do bear in mind that your cosmetic surgeon may offer a solution that is not here.
We promise you, if that method is not listed here, you can have a bit of doubt about it. In some cases, a cosmetic surgeon may utilize a couple of different surgical techniques in the same procedure, mostly to increase the chance of the surgery being effective (most penis surgery isn’t effective, as you will see shortly)
All of these procedures will be carried out on an out-patient basis. This means that you will often have the surgery and, barring any complications, you will leave a few hours later.
Nowadays, this seems to be the most common method for penis surgery. This is because it seems to have a greater chance of giving the results that people want. However, even then, results are not guaranteed.
You can think of silicone implants for your penis as being akin to breast enlargement surgery, albeit at a far smaller scale. The cosmetic procedure involves a small silicone implant being placed underneath the skin of the penis.
At the moment, the only silicone implant used in the United States is called Penuma. However, other countries may allow other silicone implants instead of this one.
Silicone implants are probably the second most invasive form of treatment on this list. This is because an incision does need to be made on the penis. This means that it will probably be out of action for a short while. However, silicone implants will also be the most effective treatment and, of course, they can increase both penis length and girth.
This method is commonly used on men that suffer from erectile dysfunction or impotence. Surprisingly, silicone implants work well there, and it may even pose a long term solution.
This is the second most popular form of cosmetic penis surgery. It is rare that it is performed on its own now, though. Instead, fat transfer will often be paired with silicone implants as studies do seem to suggest that this is the most effective method for increasing the size of a penis.
With fat transfer, the cosmetic surgeon will take small amounts of fat from elsewhere in your body. They will then inject these fat cells directly into the penis (after cleaning them up a little bit). This will increase the girth of the penis, but it doesn’t seem as if it has that much of an impact on the actual length of the penis.
Fat transfer is never, ever going to be a permanent solution. In fact, there is often absolutely no change in the look of the penis after this surgery has been performed. If there is a change, then it is going to be quite a minor change, hence why the fat transfer is very rarely performed on its own.
Suspensory Ligament Division
This is the most invasive surgery out of the three here. It is very rarely performed now. This is because there is no guarantee of results, but it does have a major impact on the penis. In fact, in the US, very few cosmetic surgeons believe that suspensory ligament division is good.
So, what is suspensory ligament division? Well, you have a small ligament that connects the penis to the public mound area. This ligament is then cut. The result is that the penis will end up falling down a little bit. Essentially, the penis looks a little bit longer. Fat will then be sucked out from around the area which gives the perception of penis growth too.
The thing is that suspensory ligament division doesn’t actually increase the size of the penis at all. It makes it look bigger, but the penis length remains exactly the same. It is only going to look slightly bigger when it is flaccid. When you get an erection again, the penis just looks the same as it did before. Since most people are probably concerned with how their penis looks once they get an erection, this type of surgery does seem rather pointless, doesn’t it?
Of course, the invasiveness of this procedure means that most people will want to steer clear anyway. You are essentially cutting a ligament for little to no benefit. If you really do want to increase the length of your penis when it is flaccid only, then by all means go for this type of surgery. However, most cosmetic surgeons will probably not be happy to perform it due to the low results that it is able to give.
We then have some treatments that are barely ever performed nowadays, but we are pointing them out just in case you end up with a cosmetic surgeon that is a fan of the older techniques.
Penis disassembly is a big one here, and it is just as invasive as it sounds. While we can’t go into depth on how the whole procedure works, imagine that the top of your penis is removed. Well, as some articles claim, your penis is ‘degloved’. The cosmetic surgeon then goes to your ribs and grabs some ligaments from there. These ligaments are then moved to the penis. Everything is put pack together and you have something that looks chunkier and longer.
Hyaluronic acid injections and polylactic acid injections are two forms of filler for the penis. They can increase length and girth, but the effects are only going to be temporary. That being said, this is probably the least invasive procedure we have talked about thus far. It is also going to be one of the cheapest.
A skin graft is the final option and it is only used to increase the girth of the penis. With a skin graft, skin is basically taken from elsewhere on your body and layered onto the penis to make it look thicker.
Does Penis Enlargement Surgery Work? (Expected Results)
Now, with most other forms of cosmetic surgery, you can expect there to be guaranteed results. However, that doesn’t really seem to be the case with penis enlargement surgery.
Many studies have been carried out, and these studies seem to indicate that only around 50% of people are happy with the results of their surgery. No. You will not be receiving a refund on your surgery if you are not happy with the results. Your cosmetic surgeon will likely run you through the risks of the surgery beforehand.
Based on studies that we have read, it seems that the most effective form of surgery would be silicon transplants. This would then have to be coupled with fat transfer surgery. You can never be 100% sure of the results, but more people seem to be that more comfortable with the surgery.
You may also want to note that, in some cases, the surgery effects may wear off after a year or two. It doesn’t really seem like penis enlargement surgery is something that people are going to be enjoying the benefits of for the rest of their life.
How Much is Penis Enlargement Surgery?
This is dependent on the surgery that you are undergoing. However, most forms of surgery do seem to indicate that they will be between the $10,000 and $15,000 mark. Part of the reason why this surgery is so high in comparison to other forms of cosmetic surgery is the fact that it is rarer to find. Cosmetic surgeons pride themselves on the results that they get and, if penis enlargement surgery does not offer guaranteed results, they just end up looking bad.
As near as we can tell, there are no countries with socialized healthcare that cover penis enlargement surgery, which means it is one of only a few cosmetic procedures where it is not covered. This is likely due to the fact that there are no guaranteed results. Normally, when cosmetic surgery is covered under a socialized healthcare system, it is because not having the surgery would cause mental health issues for the patient. Penis enlargement surgery is not effective enough to reduce the risk of these mental health issues. It can still be obtained privately, though.
Side Effects and Risks
For the most part, penis enlargement surgery is going to be a fairly safe surgery. We have read several reports from cosmetic surgeons, and most report that the complications are minimal. However, in an effort to ensure that this is the most complete guide to cosmetic surgery imaginable, we are going to go through all of the potential side effects and risks. However, we do want you to remember that the chances of you dealing with any of these will be incredibly rare.
Obviously, these side effects and risks may differ depending on the surgery that is carried out.
Little to no results
When you undergo cosmetic surgery on your penis, you are taking the risk that there will be zero results for you. No results are ever guaranteed for this type of surgery, so you may leave the surgery with the same penis length and girth as before. If you do have results, then you may only be enjoying them for a year or two.
We suppose that this is a side-effect of silicone implants. If you have to have silicone implants, then this surgery can only be carried out if you have been circumcised. So, if you have fallen in love with your foreskin, then it is time that you say goodbye to it. It won’t be lasting the surgery.
Complications During Surgery
For many of these surgeries, you will be under general anesthetic i.e. you will be asleep. While you can suffer from certain issues. However, we cannot stress how rare this actually is. Issues include death (unlikely, like so unlikely that you do not have to worry about it), coma, or even waking up during the surgery.
In order to minimize the risk of this actually happening, then it is important that you listen to the rules that the cosmetic surgeon gives you well in advance of your surgery. For example, the cosmetic surgeon will tell you that you are not allowed to eat for 24-hours before the surgery. They mean this and it is an important rule because any food in your system can mess up the chances of the anesthetic working properly.
Your penis will have been cut into. You may have had ligaments cut. It would be amiss to say that there will be no penis pain when you undergo the surgery. You certainly won’t be able to use it for anything more than peeing for a week or two, sometimes a little bit longer.
The pain will normally start to clear up within a week or so. Your cosmetic surgeon will likely prescribe you with some painkillers that can help you to manage the pain a little bit.
The penis will be stitched up after surgery. However, in some cases, the wounds may continue to bleed a little. If they do, then you will want to talk to your cosmetic surgeon about the problem.
After surgery, there is always the risk of an infection. Therefore, the cosmetic surgeon will likely prescribe you with antibiotics to stop this from happening. If there is any sign of infection, then it is important that you talk to the cosmetic surgeon as soon as possible. In fact, you may even want to go to a normal doctor.
Erectile dysfunction as a result of penis surgery is rare. Although, somebody is going to be messing around with the inner workings of your penis, so it is always going to be a possibility.
Lower Penis Sensitivity
Some of the surgeries may result in a lower amount of sensitivity in the penis. It won’t be a drastic change, but it will be there. It is likely that the sensitivity change will be limited to certain parts of the penis. For example, when it comes to silicone implants, only the areas where the silicone implant was placed will have a lower sensitivity. If you have a skin graft, then the areas where the skin graft was placed will have a lower sensitivity.
Penis enlargement surgery is expensive and doesn’t really have guaranteed results. However, we can understand why there are so many people that are interested in undergoing this procedure. It really does help people to feel a bit more comfortable with their body. If you are considering undergoing penis enlargement surgery, then we suggest that you look for a cosmetic surgeon in your local area. They will be more than happy to run you through the process. They will also help you to decide whether this treatment is for you.