Many men feel insecure about the size of their penis. This can lead to low self-esteem and a feeling of sexual inadequacy. There are a wide range of creams, pills and contraptions that promise to make the penis larger, but as yet none of them have had much success. The only real way to increase the size of your penis is through surgery.
The penis is made up of a visible portion and a buried or hidden portion. The buried portion of the penis is attached to the pubic bone and to the lower abdominal wall by means of an abdominal suspensory ligament. The more of the penis that is attached to the abdominal wall, the less is visible.
An operation can be performed to lengthen the penis, on average by 4cm, but it can be more. This is achieved by dividing the suspensory ligament of the penis and separating it from the front of the pelvis. A small incision is made on the underside of the penis, near the base, leaving minimal scarring. It should be noted that this operation will only increase the flaccid length of the penis.
Alternatively there is another method of penis enlargement involving fat transfer to increase the girth of the penis. Fat is taken from another part of the body, usually the buttocks or thighs, and injected into the penis to increase the overall thickness. This operation will affect both the flaccid and the erect penis.
Both procedures are performed under general anaesthetic and require an overnight stay at the Hospital. They are relatively non-invasive procedures and the function of the penis is not disturbed, although some men report a slightly lower angle of erection.
There may be swelling of the skin for 3 or 4 weeks after surgery when you are advised to refrain from sexual activity. You should avoid strenuous exercise and contact sports for at least 6 weeks and it is important to attend post-operative consultations.
To widen the penis during penis enlargement surgery, dermal fat grafts taken from the stomach or buttocks to widen the erectile cylinders of the penis underneath the skin. This ensures the increase in diameter is even all along the shaft and back inside the tissues deep within the intra-pubic region.
The second procedure to widen the penis is done by dermal fat grafting. The dermal fat graft is taken from the buttock/thigh fold or abdomen and inserted beneath the skin of the shaft of the penis.
Dermal Fat Grafts (DFG) has been the main stay of penile widening since their introduction to penis enlargement surgery. They use the patient’s own tissue & because of their anatomy have an excellent take rate far better than almost any comparably alternative graft and produce a permanent result.
As part of complete penis enlargement surgery, the penile lengthening procedure essentially exteriorises the part of the penis that is hidden inside the body, which makes for about one third of the total penis length. Penile lengthening is done by cutting the ligaments at the base of the penis via a low abdominal incision. These ligaments act as the “guy ropes of the tent” and, once severed, allow the penis to lengthen naturally. Tissue is then placed between the pubic bone and the lengthened penis.
The length of the penis is very variable at rest & is a reflection of the amount of blood flowing through the penis. This is why the penis looks larger in hot weather than in cold weather. If one were to take a group of 100 men & measured their Stretched Penile Length (an internationally recognised standard) then approximately 50% of the men would have a Stretched Penile length of 15 cms ( 6 inches) 25% would be longer & 25% would be shorter. The Stretched Penile Length (SPL) most closely correlates with erect length & is actually the maximum length that your erection can achieve.
The two procedures widening and lengthening can be performed simultaneously or individually.Smoking must be stopped two weeks prior to surgery. Both are done as day surgery cases under general anaesthetic.