Many men have doubts about the size of their penis, experts say that the problem of size in most cases has to do more with anxiety than with reality. Therefore in this article we clarify the most important aspects of this treatment, but attention: specific questions should be made directly to the specialist at the time of assessment:
1-. It is not synonymous with phalloplasty.
Most of those looking for information on penis enlargement use the term phalloplasty. However, it is not the same.
Phalloplasty is a surgical intervention designed to reconstruct the penis due to birth defects or changes in sex. Also known as penile surgery, it is performed using tissue from another part of the body. The objective of the intervention is to restore the functional capacity of the penis and, in some cases, improve it aesthetically.
2-. It is a procedure still in experimental phase
As determined by the Brazilian Federal Council of Medicine, the method that modifies the volume or dimensions of the penis may be confined to academic circles. The surgery is complex and carries certain risks. Because of this, the patient must sign a special consent.
3-. It may be necessary to intervene more often
When talking about enlargement of the penis, the procedures are basically two:
To gain time, surgery can be performed on the suspensory ligament of the penis, which leads to an increase of the projection.
However, the most commonly used technique is filling with autologous fat from the patient. Some doctors use polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).
The experts say that the operations must be done mainly to modify the length, but the result is unpredictable, as it depends on the anatomy of the patient and over the years the penis again has the appearance it had before the intervention .
In cases where autologous fat has been filled, the main problems are related to the reabsorption of the filling and the appearance of wrinkles or folds.
The most common complications are loss of sensation, infection, and necrosis.
4-. Must be done by a specialist
It is a complex method. Actually, the penis is an organ endowed with a great vascularization and an improper operation can alter or prevent the functioning of this organ, influencing sexual relations.
Therefore, the surgery must be performed by skilled and qualified professionals, being fundamental the association between urologists and plastic surgeons.
5-. Many patients do not need any operation
Most patients who request a penile assessment have unfounded concerns because of their dimensions in resting conditions. It is the so-called “clothing syndrome”, that is, the anxiety that comes with comparison with other men.
Experts say that often the dimensions of the penis when in the erection state are normal, while the really problematic cases are limited to a length of less than 7 cm.