Penile Length Enhancement
The penis has been regarded as a symbol of masculinity throughout history, and therefore penile size has long been a source of anxiety for many men. For thousands of years, men have wanted to be macho and impress partners with their sexual prowess. Though the majority of men fall within the ‘normal’ range of penile length, concerns regarding penile size and girth may cause low self-esteem, sexual dysfunction, depression, and anxiety. Several studies have established that many men would like to have a bigger penis, even though women seem to be less concerned about size. In fact, 45 percent of men report that they are dissatisfied with their penile size, which is more than those reporting dissatisfaction with height or weight (40 percent).
Many have sought ways to enhance their manhood, attempting to augment both length and girth of the organ. A number of methods have been developed, and are still being developed, to deliver the desired penile, length, girth, and aesthetics. Due to improvements in technology, penoplasty procedures have been a lot easier to carry out in recent years. Reports estimate that cases have increased by 50 percent over the last few years. Increasing the length of the penis is the most common request. The surest and safest way to achieve length enhancement is through a surgical approach — specifically the release of the penile suspensory ligament. Almost half the length of the penis sits inside the body, and the penis is attached internally to the public bone by the suspensory ligament. In order to lengthen the penis, this suspensory ligament is released, allowing the penis to protrude further and appear longer while at rest. This is done by cutting the ligaments through an incision made to the abdomen. Surgical penile enhancement is also often suitable for congenital and acquired micropenis and other penile dysfunctions.
The suspensory ligament anchors the penis to the pubic symphysis and, while providing support, acts as the mobile point for the penis during erection. This attachment prevents the penis from moving further outward and creates an arched angle to the penile base. The suspensory ligament is composed of the suspensory ligament proper and the arcuate subpubic ligament that attaches the tunica albuginea to the midline of the pubic symphysis. Surgical release of this ligament changes the acute angle of the penis to the pubic symphysis to an obtuse angle, which allows the penis to lie in a more dependant position and therefore gives the perception of lengthening. However, the degree of lengthening obtainable depends to a large degree on the consistency of this suspensory ligament. There is, in fact, a direct proportion ratio. The more developed the ligament is, the greater the results in terms of increase in length. Unfortunately, it is not possible to know the real consistency of each individual ligament prior to the operation because it is deeply situated and is mostly hidden from sight by the pubic bone. Moreover, as in other regions of the body, there is certain variability in consistency from person to person, which renders it difficult to make a forecast prior to the operation itself. Generally speaking, the increase obtainable with this single method is between 2 and 4 cm, visible both in a flaccid state and, to a slightly lesser degree, in erection.
This surgical technique enables the penis to become more visible; the severing of this ligament usually frees up around 1 to 2 inches of the ‘inner’ penis. This is because, in pre-operative men, only about half of the penis shows externally and the rest is hidden inside the body. The suspending ligament itself is something of an ‘evolutionary leftover’ and has no remaining function in a man’s body. The support and orientation of the male erection is controlled entirely by hydraulic pressure.
This procedure is carried out under general anaesthesia. This is the safest and most comfortable way for you to undergo the procedure. It usually takes 1 to 2 hours and is performed as day surgery with no need for an overnight stay.
After the procedure, the operative site will be closed by deep dissolving sutures in the underlying muscle and tissue and some skin sutures, as well as staples to the pubis. During the first 2 to 3 days after surgery, a slight amount of discomfort may be experienced but this is normally controlled with oral pain relief. A small amount of bruising and some surgical swelling may also be experienced; this will subside after approximately 2 weeks. Hygiene is very important and the private area should be washed more frequently to keep it clean and avoid any infection or irritation to the operative site.
You should make a full recovery and completely heal in 2 months. Complying with the surgeon or team’s post-operative care and advice can enhance and shorten recovery time. Depending on the nature of your job, further consultation and clinical advice will be provided by the surgical team on when it’s safe for you to return to work. Patients who undergo this surgery can normally resume work in 3 to 7 days.
Patients are advised to only resume physical activity, such as exercise or going to the gym, after 3 to 4 weeks of rest. Return to the gym or fitness regimen must be carefully planned in your consultations. Considering the sensitivity of the area, it is suggested you gradually increase the intensity of exercises or physical exertion.
You can safely resume sexual activity after one month. You will be advised during the consultations about the safest practices for sexual activity after surgery. These will be discussed in detail for better understanding and safety.