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Penile Enlargement
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Penile enlargement surgery (phalloplasty)

is a procedure designed to enhance the size and/or shape of the male penis. The procedure has risen in popularity in recent years, and is safely performed by board certified plastic surgeons and urologists throughout the United States; however, there are no immediately available statistics regarding the number of men who have undergone the procedure.

Cost of Penile Enlargement

According to Men’s Health, the cost of penis enlargement ranges from $4,000 to $17,000, depending on the techniques involved. The national average fee listed here refers to the surgeon's fee only and does not include charges for the surgical facility, anesthesia, and anesthesiologist – nor does it include any medical tests, prescriptions, or other miscellaneous costs related to any component of penile enlargement surgery.

"The cost of penis enlargement

ranges from $4,000 to $17,000, depending on the techniques involved."

Most surgeons offer multiple financing options for penile enlargement surgery. We have created an easy, effective way for patients to finance their procedures online. For more information, please see our cosmetic surgery financing information page.


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Find a Penile Enlargement Surgeon

While the information contained in this website will provide you with a good introduction to penile enlargement surgery, it cannot replace medical advice. When considering penile enlargement, please consult a qualified provider. (To assist your search, use the physician locator.)


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Benefits of Penile Enlargement

For men who experience anxiety regarding a small or underdeveloped penis, penile enlargement surgery may significantly increase confidence and self-esteem, in addition to increased enjoyment of intimacy for both partners.


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How is penile enlargement performed?

There are several reliable methods of penis enlargement, most of which involve either injecting or grafting one’s own body fat onto the penis shaft to make it thicker. One surgery uses a graft of an FDA-approved substance called Alloderm to augment the width of the shaft or glandular.

"Some surgeons claim

that releases the suspensory ligament where it's attached to the pubic bone, thereby allowing the penis to be advanced toward the outside of the body."

For those who desire lengthening of the penis, some surgeons may offer a procedure that releases the suspensory ligament where it's attached to the pubic bone, thereby allowing the penis to be advanced toward the outside of the body. The procedure is performed through a discreet horizontal incision located in the pubic region where the pubic hair will help conceal the incision site. No incision is made on the penis itself. Some surgeons claim that a patient can anticipate a typical gain of between one to two inches in length from this surgical technique. The amount one can expect to gain depends on several factors, including size of the penis and the body build of the patient (if there is excessive fat located in the pubic region, this can conceal part of the penis and thereby affect the length gain that is achieved). Often, surgeons prescribe a penis stretching device following the surgery if necessary to achieve the best possible results from penis lengthening surgery.


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How much pain is associated with penile enlargement?

Although general anesthesia is administered prior to the procedure, there is the potential for penile enlargement pain from the swelling and bruising that occurs post-operatively. These are easily controlled with prescribed medications. Some patients also report discomfort for a few months after surgery during the following:

"Although general anesthesia

is administered prior to the procedure, there is the potential for penile enlargement pain from the swelling and bruising that occurs post-operatively."

Urinating
Full bladder
Erections
Sexual intercourse
Ejaculation

Please seek your doctor’s advice if any of these occurrences or activities result in pain. There may be remedies and/or medications that can help.


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Penile Enlargement Recovery

"When recovering from penile enlargement surgery,

loose-fitting underwear and clothing are recommended for the first several weeks."

When recovering from penile enlargement surgery,loose-fitting underwear and clothing are recommended for the first several weeks. Post-operative discomfort may last for about four weeks following surgery. Limiting physical activity while pain is present helps it to resolve more quickly. Most men should resume strenuous physical activity during that time. They may be instructed to resume sexual activity a month after surgery, but may also be advised to delay sex if pain, discomfort, and/or tenderness are still a problem.


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Risks of Penile Enlargement Surgery

As with any elective surgery, there are risks and complications associated with penile enlargement. Following the instructions given to you by your physician will minimize the chance of any risks occurring. Potential, but uncommon complications from enlargement surgery include bleeding, seroma, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Rarely, a patient may require a blood transfusion during the operation if these risks occur.

Functional risks to penile enlargement include decreased sensitivity, and in lengthening surgeries, the chance of the penis pointing south when erect.


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Who is the ideal candidate for penile enlargement?

Good candidates for penile enlargement are men who are in good physical health and psychologically stable, with realistic expectations about their surgical results.
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