Penis enlargement surgery

There are many penis enlargement creams, lotions and potions currently on the market. Unfortunately, most of these do not work. One method that has been proven to work is penis enlargement surgery. There are risks to be considered however, just as with any surgery and it is important to understand that the average gain is just less than one inch. Plastic surgeons agree however, that while the results are modest, they may be more than the average one inch gain depending on a number of factors.

There are two basic types of penis enlargement surgery. One type involves lengthening the penis. The penis is connected to the human body by a fiber called a suspensory ligament. This ligament actually hides part of the penis inside the body. By cutting the ligament, surgeons can release tension and allow more of the shaft to become visible outside of the body. In order for this method to work, you will likely be instructed to use stretching devices or weights for three to six months. This will help to keep the ligament from reattaching and shortening the penis again.

The second penis enlargement surgery is designed to widen the penis. Originally, surgeons would extract fat from other areas of the body such as the abdomen, legs or upper arms and inject that fat into the shaft of the penis. This would add width. Unfortunately, this method did not work the way it was designed to work. Eventually, part of the fat would be absorbed by the body and patients were left with lumps in the shaft. Today, widening the penis involves a new technique that harvests tissue from deceased human bodies. This type of harvesting is done in a number of reconstructive surgeries and allows the penis widening to be much more successful. The graft lasts much longer and much better results are being seen with this method.

Other enlargement surgeries are performed in obese patients when the fat is removed via liposuction. Many plastic surgeons elect to perform both surgeries at once, giving patients the final results after just one operation. Others prefer to do the surgeries in stages to allow the patient to fully heal between operations.

The costs of penis enlargement surgeries will depend on a number of factors such as the region where you have the surgery and your surgeon. Much like breast enhancement surgery, penis enlargement is not cheap. Costs range anywhere from $5,000 to more than $20,000 again depending on your specific surgeon and other factors. You should note that with any surgery there are always risks involved. Currently there are no approvals for these surgeries from major medical organizations. Studies have been done, but they are not completely successful. Around 50 percent of men studied who had penis enlargement surgery were unsatisfied with the results. Complications of surgery can include infection, scarring, and a substantial decrease in sensation, impotence and loss of normal erection angles.

Before scheduling penis enlargement surgery, you will need to speak with your doctor about the potential risks and the expected outcome. While these surgeries have been proven to work in many cases, there are many factors to consider before assuming that they will work for you. It is important to fully understand the risks associated with any type of plastic or cosmetic surgery. It is also important that you choose a surgeon that has a good reputation not only for satisfactory results but for overall service as well. Price may be a determining factor in whether or not you elect to have this surgery but you should not base your decision on price alone. With high price typically comes better quality although this is not always the case. Be certain that you do your research and find a plastic surgeon that offers quality services and one that is highly trained and certified to perform this type of surgery.

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