There are two main types of surgeries that help increase the size of the penis, one to increase the length and the other to increase the width. Although these surgeries can be performed on any man, they are not offered by the health system, since they are considered as aesthetic improvements of the body.
In addition, this type of surgery usually does not give the expected results and can cause serious complications such as deformation of the penis, scarring or infection, for example.
In this way, the need for penis enlargement surgery should always be discussed with a urologist, to understand the risks and benefits in each case.
When surgery is indicated
Penis enlargement surgeries are generally indicated for micropenis when treatment with testosterone injection or growth hormone supplements is not sufficient. Although the micropenis does not represent a health problem, it can cause frustration and directly interfere with the quality of life of the man and, therefore, in this case, the doctor may recommend surgery.
Also, some men may feel that they have a smaller penis than they would like, so they may consider having surgery. However, surgery to enlarge the penis is the last treatment option due to the risks associated with the procedure, such as deformities, difficulty in erection, scars and infections, for example.
Types of penis surgery
Depending on the indication and purpose of the surgery, a procedure may be performed to increase the width or length of the penis, which is usually noticed only when the penis is erect. In addition, although it seems that the penis has been increasing in size, in many cases it remains the same size, only that the fact of sucking in the excess fat, causes a totally different impression.
Despite this, the main types of surgery that exist to enlarge the penis are:
Surgery to increase the width of the penis
Surgery that increases the width of the penis can be done in two ways:
Fat injection: liposuction is carried out in another part of the body, such as the flanks, belly or legs, and then a part of that fat is injected into the penis to fill it and give more volume;
Injection of hyaluronic acid Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA): the procedure is known as penile bioplasty and consists of the application of PMMA on the erect penis to increase the diameter, however it is not usually recommended due to the associated risks;
Placement of a net: a biodegradable artificial net with cells is placed under the skin and wrapping the shaft of the penis, thus giving it more volume.
Depending on the type of surgery and each case, there may be an increase of between 1.4 to 4 cm in diameter of the penis.
In any of the cases there are high risks being that the injection of fat can cause deformity of the penis, while in the placement of the network, the development of an infection is more common, for example.
Surgery to increase the length of the penis
When the goal is to increase the size of the penis, a surgery that cuts the ligament that joins the penis with the pubic bone is generally recommended, allowing the sexual organ to descend and appear larger.
Although this surgery can increase the size of the flaccid penis by about 2 cm, the difference is often not noticeable when the organ is erect. In addition, due to the cut of the ligament, many men report that during the erection they have a lower elevation of the penis, which can end up making intimate contact difficult.
How is the recovery?
Recovery from penis enlargement surgeries is relatively quick, being able to return to work up to 1 week after the procedure.
In most cases it is possible to return home the day after surgery, being recommended to rest at home until the removal of stitches and to follow the medical guidelines that include: taking the analgesics prescribed by the clinician, as well as maintaining the surgery wound always clean and dry.
Sexual relations should be resumed after 6 weeks or when indicated by the doctor. More intense physical exercises like running or going to the gym should be resumed after 3 to 6 months.
Other options to increase penis size
Other solutions that exist to increase the size of the penis are to use tablets or vacuum pumps that increase the amount of blood in the sexual organ and therefore, can give the feeling that the penis is larger. Learn more about how to enlarge the penis .
In addition, when you are overweight, the penis can be covered by excess fat, therefore, the urologist may also advise a liposuction of the intimate region, which removes excess fat and better exposes the shaft of the penis.