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Answers is not a substitute for informed professional medical
guidance. Always discuss your options with your doctor to find out
what is best for you.
After doing the research none of the various methods of surgical
penile enlargement seem particularly safe or worthwhile. At the
moment there seems to be two common types of surgery designed to
increase both size and girth.
The first type involves the injecting of fat or silicon into the
penis. Wikipedia had this to say about the procedure:
"An innovation in cosmetic surgery takes fat cells from elsewhere in
the body and injects them below the surface of the skin of the shaft
of the penis to increase the thickness (but not length) of the penis.
The penile shaft normally has little or no fat, and this method
results in an unnatural appearance and feel, as well as risking
radical shifting of the fat injected.
A related method involves injection of liquid silicone into the penis
and scrotum. This technique can cause enormous increases in the girth
of the penis (increasing the penis volume by over 900%) but is
effectively irreversible and may have side effects including loss of
sensation, inability to perform penetrative intercourse, scarring and
Injections of other substances, including collagen, mineral oil, and
even KY Jelly may have similar effects, but also may cause extreme
scarring and permanent disfigurement."
The fat injection technique is used mostly for increasing the girth of
the penis. This is often done in conjunction with the second method I
will be talking about.
The second type involves cutting the suspensory ligament. This is the
ligament that holds part of the penis inside the body. By cutting the
ligament, it will cause an increase in flacid length because the parts
that are hidden except during erection are able to hang out of the
Here is what Wikipedia has to say about this procedure:
"Another method is to cut the basal penile ligament, which can result
in an apparent lengthening of the penis by up to two inches in some
individuals. However, it also means that, while the penis elongates
and hardens with an erection, it can no longer become truly erect, but
only hangs. The results of this surgery vary greatly between
individuals, with some subjects reporting no measurable lengthening at
"Erect penile length (n = 46) did not significantly change. The
method of cutting the suspensory ligament simply releases the hidden,
internal penis to hang outside of the body when flaccid. When the
penis is erect, the internal penis naturally extends to its full
length. This was not clearly understood by some of the patients in
this sample because they expressed their discontent with a lack of
increased erect length. The mean before surgery was 5.4 inches and
afterwards the mean was 5.7 inches."
"The side effects of this penis lengthening surgery stem from the fact
that with the suspensory ligament no longer anchored to the pubic
bone, the penis is effectively ?floating loose?. If the penis is
flaccid this will not cause any problems but if the penis is erect
then several problems may occur. Floating loose from the pubic bone,
the erect penis can slip and shift around during sex. And without the
suspensory ligament to hold it, erections can point downwards.
Nowadays, more sophisticated surgical techniques mean that this can be
minimized but the angle of erection is still likely to be reduced no
matter how the surgery is carried out."
Here are some things I found which deal with penile augmentation
surgery in general:
"DID THE PENILE ENLARGEMENT LIVE UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS?
In percent of 58 participants.
Length 27.6 69.0
Thickness 48.3 41.4
Proportion 32.8 48.3
Asthetics* 17.2 77.6
Function 62.1 22.4
*Aesthetics include scarring, curvature, angle, and lumpiness from a
From the same study:
"Quotes regarding erectile changes:
"Hung in the lower RT (right) quadrant"
"It is much softer than before."
"Lumps from fat."
"After the first 2 surgeries, my erection was slightly lower and
because of the scar I had slight pain after intercourse."
"It is just a little bigger and fatter than before surgery."
"Scarring is quite visible. The excess tissue at the base makes the
penis appear unnaturally ?puffy' with a strange tapering to the shaft.
"Penis doesn't point straight up. Now about 20-30 degrees. Also penis
is more easily pivoted."
"Cons: ridge on penis-unable to wear condom, odd shape, scarring
visible, etc. Pros: more flexible at base."
"Does not become as hard."
"The head is tilted upward all the time."
"Slight decrease in angle, It feels larger to me, larger than the
actual increase would indicate."
"Fatter, very difficult to put condom on."
"Big ball of fat on my penis."
"Angled slightly downward as opposed to nearly vertical."
"Angle dropped 40 degrees, less firm (40%), too lumpy."
"Thickness augmentation is lumpy."
"I am not pleased with the scarring."
"Bad scaring (sic) also fat injected into penis makes it impossible to
wear a condom as it digs into the erect penis and won't go on thus
makeing (sic) it impossible to have sex with a condom.""
"Nineteen men (32.8%) said they would suggest the enlargement
procedure to a friend whereas 33 (56.9%) would not."
"There will be no significant change in the self-worth/self-concept
ratings as measured before and after surgery. This hypothesis was
confirmed. There was no significant difference between self concept
rating as compared before and after surgery."
"Penis enlargement surgery has advanced a long way since the early
days when penile disfigurement was almost a certainty but many
surgeons still refuse to offer penis enlargement procedures because of
the risks associated with it. Candidates for penis enlargement surgery
should seek advice from their own doctor and ideally undergo
counselling before consulting with surgeons offering these
I hope that this answers your question. If you have any further
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