The penile enlargement procedure
The penile enlargement procedure can be divided into three steps, whether it is a penis lengthening or thickening surgery. These steps involve before, during and after surgery.
On this page you will find out about the first two of these three steps.
Planning prior to a penis enlargement
Once you have decided on undergoing a penile enlargement, or at least to examine your prerequisites, you should book a consultation with a plastic surgeon.
At your introductory consultation the surgeon will assess your general health, penis size and if there are any problems with the urinary tract or sexual function. If this is the case, these will be examined by an urologist specialist. The surgeon will also assess how flexible the body of the penis is as well as the conditions for a successful penis enlargement.
Be honest when describing your expectations of the penile enlargement to your surgeon and demand the same honesty from your surgeon about his or her description of the limitations and risks the surgery entails.
There are certain conditions which can affect the possibility of undergoing a penis enlargement. These include heart disease, increased risk for scar formation as well as medicating with anticoagulants.
Preparations prior to a penile enlargement
You will receive thorough instructions about how to prepare for your penile enlargement. These include information about how to eat and drink, rules of smoking and taking vitamins, medication and other substances.
You can read more about this on the page about preperations and restrictions prior to cosmetic surgery.
Surgical procedure for penile enlargement
The penis is made up of three corpus cavernosum which fill with blood due to sexual stimulation and leads to an erection. Roughly 2/3 of the penis is on the outside of the body, and 1/3-50% is on the inside rooted at the pubic bones lower edge. A penile lengthening surgery implies moving forward parts of the penis which are situated within the pubic bone.
Both penis lengthening and penis widening is performed under narcosis which means the patient is asleep throughout the entire procedure.
Surgical procedure for penile lengthening
For a penis lengthening the surgeon places an incision in the pubic hair directly above the penis. The surgeon enters through this incision and loosens the ligaments that connect the lower parts of the penis to the pubic bone. This makes the previously hidden parts of the penis being partially displaced and end up on the outside of the body. In doing so one achieves a lengthening of the penis.
The extent of the lengthening depends on how large the inner penis is and its flexibility
Once the penis has been lifted the corpus cavernosum are sewn into their new forward displacement, whereby the incision is sutured in such a way that is pushes the skin forward which further contributes to lengthening the penis from the root.
Several weeks after surgery and the incision wound has healed the patient will begin a pulling treatment which aims to prevent the lifted penis being pulled back into the body. The pulling treatment is performed by the patient and should be performed for several months.
A penis lengthening normally takes one to two hours to perform and in combination with pulling treatments can lead to a lengthening of the penis with 4-6 cm in flaccid state. The length in an erected state is generally not affected to a great extent.
Surgical procedure for penile widening
A penile thickening implies placing fat cells or a dermis skin transplant between the corpus cavernosum and the skin of the penis. In doing so a thickening of up to 30% in a flaccid state is achieved and up to 10% when erect.
The fat cells are taken from another part of the body and injected under the skin of the penis. Normally 20-30 ml are used.
When placing a skin transplant, it is taken from one’s own body or from a donor. The skin is then inserted through an incision in the skin of the penis.
When transplanting skin a circumcision must also be performed.
Since both fat cells and skin are organic elements there is a risk that they will be absorbed by the body and that the thickness will not be permanent. There is also risk to the healing process which can lead to scar formation resulting in lopsidedness. This can normally be straightened with pulling treatment for a period of six months.