What You Need to Know About Penis Enlargement Surgery, Medicines, and Other Procedures

If you’re considering penis enlargement surgery, some other procedure or the use of a device to gain some extra girth and add a few inches, there’s plenty you should know about your options, of which there are a wide range. What are they? How much do they cost? What are the risks? Here’s a rundown:

Least Invasive Methods for Penis Enlargement

  • Pills, lotions, supplements and medicines — There are a range of these products on the market that claim to enhance the size of a man’s penis and the little research that has been conducted on these products has found that they are not effective. They can, in fact, be dangerous, and should be avoided because there’s simply no true scientific basis that supports the marketing of their capabilities. Don’t spend money on these products.
  • Penis Pump — Using one of these devices may add a slight increase to the penis’s size, but, actually, the device’s primary function is as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. The penis pump creates a vacuum, via suction, around the penis, stimulating blood flow to the area. There are risks involved with using a penis pump, but primarily in people with preexisting conditions, such as priapism or blood disorders. The devices are relatively inexpensive compared to other treatments, costing a few hundred dollars, but their impact is only temporary and, therefore, not generally worthwhile.
  • Penis Traction Device — Patients who’ve engaged with our SONICWAVE treatment for Peuronie’s (bent penis)  have coupled it with penis traction devices, and report satisfactory results to the tune of a three-centimeter increase in length and a boost in confidence. There are various models, but essentially all penis traction devices work to stretch and grow the penis skin and tissue gradually. Penis traction devices can be used  to straighten a penis that is bent and can also be used to safely elongate any man’s member. Here is a short video of FullMast’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ron Mayer, demonstrating how they work. Costs of the devices vary, from around $200 to more than $500.

Other Penis Enlargement Procedures

  • Fat Transfer — This procedure is among the lesser-invasive options that some men sign up for. Patients who opt for this procedure get fat cells from another area of the body, typically the stomach or thighs, transferred into the penile shaft. It often requires multiple procedures for desired effect because the body reabsorbs the fat cells. At best, patients see a three-centimeter increase to the length of their penis, usually after multiple rounds of injections, after reabsorption. Among the risks, patients may experience nodule formation and lumpiness, and the cost of this procedure may approach $8,500.
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection — Often referred to as “the P-Shot,” this procedure sees blood drawn from the body and then run through a centrifuge to separate its platelets and plasma, which are then reinjected into the penis area. Its proponents say growth-spurring factors and proteins released by the platelet rich plasma aid in cellular repair and regeneration; collagen production and the formation of new blood vessels also occur, which further help tissue repair. Side effects tend to be slim, including bruising, swelling and some bleeding. There’s also the risk of infection, as there is with any such procedure. The P-Shot costs in the neighborhood of $2,000; however, no matter the cost, Dr. Mayer is highly skeptical of the P-Shot’s efficacy. “Research shows that platelet-rich plasma injections speed healing after injury or surgery for certain conditions, like torn tendons,” he said. “For erectile dysfunction and penis lengthening, however, the therapy is unproven and not as effective as SONICWAVE, which employs the body’s own growth mechanisms to grow and restore tissues. We continually review the medical trials and at this point do not consider that the P-shots improve outcomes versus using SONICWAVE alone.”

Penis Enlargement Surgeries

  • Silicone Implant — The Penuma implant is the only FDA-approved penis enlargement cosmetic surgery, which technically qualifies it as “safe.” During the procedure, which its advocates say leaves little to no scarring, a slab of medical grade silicone is inserted into the penis’s shaft, via the scrotum. Per its advertisements, the Penuma implant adds about one or two inches of penis girth. Some patients reported increased length of the penis when it was in a flaccid state as well, and it’s worth noting that this procedure does not treat erectile dysfunction. As of now there are no Canadian clinics offering the implant. Getting it done in the U.S. will cost, aside from travel expenses, around $13,000 to $15,000. Side effects, some of which may be permanent, can include perforation and implant infection or breakage, loosened or broken stitches, and blood clots in penile tissue.
  • Suspensory Ligament Division — Among the most common penile lengthening procedures is a surgery called “suspensory ligament division.” It requires the cutting of the suspensory ligament that attaches the penis to the pubic bone. Skin from the abdomen is also shifted to the shaft. All of this creates a perception that the penis is longer. This procedure can cost anywhere from roughly $6,000 to $25,000. On average, post-surgery flaccid penile length is increased by one to three centimeters. Patients have reported recurrence, which actually led to penis shortening, and additional procedures may also be required to optimize its effects. Finally, some specialists say that the surgery can cause “destabilization” of the penis and studies have shown relatively low satisfaction rates on the part of patients. 

Are These Penis Enlargement Surgeries, Procedures and Devices Recommended?

There are still other routes a man can take toward penis enlargement, including additional surgeries. Outside of the penis traction device, which is non-invasive and simply stretches skin and tissue already present in the body, most of these approaches do little, if anything, to truly enhance the size of a man’s penis. They’re typically costly and not entirely safe, with a host of possible side effects, including some that have not been mentioned yet, like absesses, deformities, and sexual performance dysfunction. Many specialists do not recommend them, and if they do it is in very rare instances in which a man possesses a penis that is less than about 7.5 centimeters in length when erect, which is defined as a “micropenis.”

Dr. Mayer is among those who wish to steer men away from most of these pathways, with the exception of penis traction devices if penis elongation is a must. 

“It’s best to be informed about these types of procedures and treatments before making any decisions,” Dr. Mayer said. “One cannot have satisfying penetrative sex without a hard penis, but after that, sexual technique as opposed to penis size, should be the primary focus.”

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