Penis Enlargement Surgery: Does It Really Work?

There are two main types of surgeries that help increase the size of the penis: one to increase length and the other to increase width. Although these surgeries can be used by anyone, they are not offered as they are considered only as an aesthetic enhancement of the body.

Moreover, this type of surgery usually does not produce the expected results and can even cause serious complications such as penile deformation, scarring or infection.

Therefore, the need for penile enlargement surgery should always be discussed with a urologist to understand the benefits and risks in each case.

Operation to increase width

Penis enlargement surgery

Surgery to increase the width of the penis can be done in two ways:

  • Fat injection: liposuction is performed on another part of the body, such as the sides, abdomen or legs, and then some of this fat is injected into the penis to fill and increase volume;
  • Mesh placement: An artificial and biodegradable mesh with cells is placed under the skin and around the shaft of the penis to provide more volume.

Depending on the type of operation and in each specific case, there may be an increase in the diameter of the penis from 1. 4 to 4 cm.

In any case, there is a high risk: fat injection can lead to deformation of the penis, while with mesh placement, the development of infection, for example, is more common.

Length increase surgery

When the goal is to increase penis size, surgery is usually recommended to cut the ligament that connects the penis to the pubic bone, allowing the penis to fall further and appear larger.

Although this surgery can increase the size of a flaccid penis by about 2 cm, this is often not noticeable when the organ is in an erect position. In addition, due to the cut of the ligament, many men report that their penis height decreases during erection, which can make intimate contact difficult.

How is recovery going?

Recovery from penile enlargement surgery is relatively quick, and it may be possible to return to work within 1 week of the procedure.

In most cases, you can go home the next day after surgery, it is only recommended to rest at home until the stitches are removed and follow some recommendations, which include taking painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs prescribed by your doctor, as well as keeping your penis dry and clean at all times.

Sexual intercourse should only be resumed after 6 weeks, or as directed by your doctor, and more intense exercise, such as running or going to the gym, should only be started after 3 to 6 months.

Other Penis Enlargement Options

Other solutions that exist for penis enlargement use pills or vacuum pumps, which increase the amount of blood in the genitals and can therefore make the penis feel larger.

Additionally, when you are overweight, the penis may be covered in fat, and so a urologist may also recommend liposuction of the intimate area, which removes excess fat and, for example, opens up the shaft of the penis better.