How Does Penis Enlargement Surgery Work?
Penis enlargement can include a variety of procedures that aim to increase the length and girth of your penis. Most people undergo the procedure for cosmetic reasons.
Penis enlargement surgery can work in certain cases. However, it is not guaranteed to be successful and there are risks.
Most people who choose to have the surgery are healthy and functioning, so it is for cosmetic reasons. These cases can make the cost prohibitive for some people.
This article will discuss the risks and benefits of penis enlargement surgery.
Surgery is not required for a penis that functions appropriately for sexual intercourse as well as urination. A 2020 review found that most people seeking treatment for their penis size are within the normal, functioning range.
The surgery may include the insertion or transfer of fat cells and the use of skin transplants to increase the size of the penis. Cosmetic surgery can also create the illusion of a longer penis.
Penis enlargement is rarely necessary. According to the Urology Care Foundation, surgery is only required if there is a condition called micropenis. A penis measuring 7.5 cm or less when stretched is known as micropenis.
There are many options for penis enlargement surgery. Each one has its own method. :
1) First, a surgeon makes an incision above and then inserts the silicone slip into the shaft of your penis. The surgeon will then shape the silicone implant to fit the penis.
2) A surgeon will use a fat transfer procedure to remove fat cells from the body’s fatty areas and inject them into your penis shaft.
The third option is suspensory division surgery or ligamentolysis. This allows the flaccid penis to appear longer by removing the suspensory ligament. This ligament connects the penis to your pubic bone.
The FDA has approved the Penuma Implant as a cosmetic surgery procedure that can increase the size and shape of the penis.
According to a 2018 study, the Penuma device showed an average 56.7% increase in the penis’ girth. It also demonstrated high patient satisfaction, improved self-confidence, and self-esteem ratings, even after long-term monitoring.
Penuma may also be helpful in conditions that affect the penis. A 2019 study found that a silicone implant corrected a retractile penis. This allowed more penis shaft and glans visibility.
A 2019 study also found that cosmetic penis enlargement with a combination silicone spacer/fat transfer produced satisfactory results. This procedure resulted in an increase in length and girth of the penis and improved its function up to 12 months later.
Before undergoing surgery, there are some requirements. To be able to have silicone implants enlarged, the patient must have undergone circumcision. They will need to be circumcised if they have not done so.
People suffering from sleep apnea could be more at risk for complications after receiving general anesthesia. Anesthesia can cause the throat to close and make it harder to breathe.
To ensure that the penis heals properly, the typical downtime following surgery is quite long. After cosmetic penile enhancement surgery, experts recommend that you refrain from intense physical activity for 30 days and no masturbation or sexual activity for 60 days.
In cases of genuine need, insurance may cover surgery to treat disorders that affect the penis function.
Penis enlargement surgery may be an option for those who have health issues that impact the function of their penis. For people with normal-sized penises, surgery is not recommended.
Insurance is unlikely to cover cosmetic penile surgeries. However, it might cover certain costs if the surgery is required.
Before you undergo the procedure, discuss your realistic expectations regarding your penis appearance with your surgeon.