Penis enlargement: how real is it?

banana in a condom imitates an enlarged cock

Everyone knows that no pumps, pills or exercises will make the penis bigger, or will it?

"I get asked this all the time, " says Michael, MD, a urologist at Harvard Medical Institute and Women's Clinic in Boston. "Men are ready to go to any lengths for penis enlargement. "But is it real?

Not really. "This is complete nonsense, " O'Leary repeats tiredly. In the end, if it were that simple, then every man would have had a 30-centimeter penis for a long time.

But common sense still doesn't stop everyone. Thanks to our constant drive for self-improvement, penis enlargement ads are on every corner. Illegally sold penis enlargement pills are advertised on television. Without asking for your consent, such advertisements are constantly sent to you by e-mail. More than 10, 000 men in the United States, possibly many more, have undergone more than controversial penis enlargement surgery.

But do not rush to get money and lower your trousers. We have reviewed all the fraudulent methods of penis enlargement and are ready to share with you.

Can my penis get bigger?

small and enlarged penis on the example of vegetables

Firstly, even if you yourself are sure that you have a small penis, in fact it can be, oddly enough, of a normal size. The average size of an erect penis is 10-15 centimeters.

The length of a non-erect penis can vary. But this means that if in the locker room you notice someone has an impressively sized penis, it is unlikely that it will become much larger in an erect state, and vice versa, a penis that seems small can increase significantly.

Secondly, if you still think that you have a small penis, even if the ruler says otherwise, then you can diagnose yourself from the field of psychiatry: dysmorphic disorder about your penis. This diagnosis is close to the distorted perception of his body to anarexia, when a person continues to consider himself fat, even being painfully thin. According to one study, most men undergoing penis enlargement surgery have this disorder. They remain dissatisfied with their size after the operation.

"Men with normal penis sizes who believe they are small are more likely to benefit from a psychiatrist than a surgeon, " says Karen Elizabeth Boyle, MD, assistant professor of urology at the Johns Hopkins Clinic for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery in Baltimore.

Pumps, pills, mountain goat herb tinctures and other penis enlargement nonsense

Well, enough of the reasonable advice of experts. Here's a quick rundown on how to enlarge your penis, if you haven't already.

penis enlargement vacuum pump

Vacuum pump. This is a classic penis enlargement device. Place your penis in a cylinder connected to an air pump. With the help of a vacuum, more blood enters the penis, thus erecting it and making it bigger. Then you pinch the penis with a ring like a tourniquet to prevent the backflow of blood.

These pumps are used in medicine to treat sexual dysfunction. But the effect of an enlarged penis wears off quickly. Once you remove the ring, the penis will return to its normal size.

Potential risks include temporary impotence, abscesses, bruising, damage to blood vessels, and the skin loses its natural color and becomes thinner. The ring is worn for a maximum of 20-30 minutes, after which tissue damage may begin.

Exercises, weights and other devices. First, remember: you cannot overextend your penis with exercises like biceps. This is not a muscle. However, some devices and types of stimulation supposedly stretch the skin and lengthen the penis itself.

One famous example is jelqing, a set of pulling milking exercises. Naturally, this method has an "ancient" (read "fake") history: the website talks about an ancient Arabic technique that was passed down from father to son. Details are promised to be revealed after the transfer of money. But exercises according to the jelqing system require a lot of time, it is 30-60 minutes of daily active penis retractions. And the real difficulty is that these exercises need to be done on a non-erect penis. So, you need self-discipline, a lot of free time, and a lockable door.

Another way to enlarge the penis is to wear a special device on the penis that stretches it, sometimes this device needs to be worn for 8 hours a day, using weights. "Somehow they sent me such a thing, " says O'Leary, "it looked like a medieval torture device. "

Does one of these methods work? Boyle says no. O'Leary, very carefully, says they might be able to stretch the skin. But without any effect on the size of the penis. Also, these methods require inhuman diligence. Risks include tissue damage, ruptured blood vessels, and other problems. O'Leary recently saw a patient who wore large weights on an erect penis and damaged it by tearing tissue. The result is unbearable pain and surgery.

Tablets, Supplements and Creams. Complete nonsense. With no exceptions. Most are made with yohimba, ginseng and of course mountain goat herb. There are no registered cases of penis enlargement with their help.

Surgical penis enlargement

Unlike most penis enlargement methods, surgery can be effective. Which even critics admit. Of course, there are risks and the results may not be as impressive as you hope. One 2006 study published in European Urology noted that the average length added with surgery is less than 2. 5 cm. Mark P. Solomon, MD, plastic surgeon notes that the results are modest, but slightly better. than before the operation.

There are two main types of penis enlargement surgeries:

  • Penis lengthening.The penis is attached to the pelvis using strong cords called supportive ligaments. They are associated with the penis and hide part of it inside the body. Surgical cutting of these ligaments relieves tension and, in theory, more of the penis becomes visible. To prevent re-healing of the ligaments, you may need to wear a weight or traction device daily for six months.
  • Thickening of the penis.Initially, the procedure consisted of taking adipose tissue from another part of the body and adding it to the shaft of the penis, making it more massive. But this did not bring positive results. The adipose tissue was partially absorbed and the penis looked bumpy. "These penises looked like cobblestones, " says Solomon.

A new version of this technique implants an allograft, tissue transplanted from a genetically dissimilar organism that is used in many types of reconstructive surgery. The surgeons who perform these surgeries, Solomon and Brian J. Rosenthal, MD, a urologist practicing in Beverly Hills, agree that allograft gives a longer and better result. We do not know how the donor tissue will behave after the transplant.

There are other types of penis enlargement surgery. For overweight patients, the fatty tissue at the base of the penis is removed with liposuction. Some doctors perform operations to simultaneously increase the length and thickness of the penis, others do them in stages.

While Dr. Rosenthal predicts the same widespread use of penis enlargement surgery as breast augmentation, Dr. Solomon disagrees. He believes that the main obstacle here is the cost of the operation. Penis lengthening surgery costs about 5-10 thousand dollars. While the operation to thicken it costs from 5 to 7 thousand only for the allograft, not counting the cost of the operation itself. Taking into account the work, the operation will cost you more than 20 thousand dollars.

Penis enlargement, risks and complications

Naturally, before going to the operating table, it is important to think about the possible risks. No reputable medical organization recommends such operations for men with a normal penis. The American Urology Association emphasizes that such surgeries are not recognized as safe or effective.

Several studies in this area are also not encouraging. Thus, a study conducted by the European Association of Urology examining 42 cases of surgical penis enlargement showed that only 35% of patients were satisfied, and 50% continued to search for further penis enlargement operations.

"I have real nightmares, " O'Leary says, describing the times she has had to correct the aftermath of failed surgeries. Known complications include scarring, infection, change in the normal angle of erection, decreased sensation, and impotence. In some cases, penis lengthening surgery may make the penis shorter as the incised tissue grows to the pelvic floor and most of the penis ends up inside the body.

Surgeons performing operations claim that in general operations are successful, and cases of severe complications are rare. "I've done thousands of these, " says Rosenthal. "We are quite advanced in improving the technique of performing operations and they help patients. "

They are also tired of the arguments that a psychiatrist can help people who undergo such operations. The operation allows the man to perceive himself better, he says. A woman who wants to enlarge her breasts, because no one calls crazy? So what's the difference?

O'Leary insists there is a difference. Unlike breast augmentation surgeries, no matter how we treat them, but which have become part of medical practice, penis enlargement surgeries are not.

"If there was a legal procedure for such transactions, there would be no problem, " O'Leary continues. "But there is no such approved procedure that would guarantee safety and effectiveness. "

Doctor - prescribe penis enlargement surgery!

If you still hope to find a legal route, don't despair. There is one penis enlargement method that all doctors recommend - weight loss. Yes, it doesn't sound serious, but it can help.

"Many of my patients complaining of a small penis were overweight, " Boyle says. Penises of normal size look smaller against the background of the obese body, hiding in the folds of fat. Therefore, losing weight will visually make the penis longer and larger.

Be discreet. Most penis enlargement methods are a waste of money. Surgery is expensive, risky, and unexplored. In cancer, it makes sense to talk about experimental surgery, but this is not the case.

Look at it this way: the penis is a very delicate and sensitive organ. And that makes him so extraordinary. It is worth thinking very carefully before daring to increase it. Is it worth the risk of turning a normal sized penis, which functions well, into a huge porno movie thing, which, as a result, may stop working.