Should you consider surgery for penis extension?

These days, more and more people are looking at private cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks and allow them to feel more confident about themselves. As this type of surgery becomes more common and socially acceptable, it is no surprise that many men are thinking about surgery for penis extension. In these days of botox and liposuction, a quick in and out surgical procedure must seem  like the answer to the many men’s prayers, but unfortunately this option is not so simple!

Over the past 15 years or so a number of plastic and urologic surgeons have attempted to enhance the penile length and girth of healthy men for purely cosmetic reasons. However, this controversial and expensive procedure has led to a wide variety of poorly documented surgical techniques, with unconvincing results. It is, therefore, widely believed and accepted that penis extension surgery is not risk free. While there have been many advances made over the last ten years, the perfect op has yet to be developed and there are many men out there who have been left far worse off, and not just financially, than when they started.

Here are some of the reasons you might like to consider if you are thinking about having surgery for penis extension.


According to the American urological association, the techniques and procedures used in   surgery for penis extension have not at present been proven through research studies to be completely effective or safe. In fact, to date, there is no standard surgical technique, and much of the performed procedures are experimental. It is not known whether the potential benefits of the penile surgery outweigh the possible dangers associated with it.

Some of the frequently reported complications and drawbacks associated with penis extension surgery include:

  • Loss of erect upward angle of the penis
  • Keloid scars (A thick scar. Scarring causing a shorter penis)
  • Skin incision separation
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fibrosis (thickening) of superficial vein of the penis affecting the blood flow
  • Ecchymosis (bruising)
  • Nerve injury resulting in decrease of penile sensation and activity
  • Edema (temporary swelling of the skin)
  • Seroma (collection of serum under skin)
  • Erectile dysfunction (difficulty with erection)
  • Sexual dysfunction and further penile shortening are also reported complications of these penile enhancement procedures. If some of these complications occur, further surgery may be required.

 Penis extension surgery is a very expensive option

This type of surgery is very expensive. In the United States it can easily cost somewhere  between $3,000 to $10,000. This is a huge amount of money to pay out for something with such awful risks.

No improvement in penis extension is often reported

It is important to note that about 5% men undergoing penile surgery do not find an increase in either flaccid or erect penis length following surgery. Quite often the lengthening is done by pulling the penis further out from the body, so the results depend very much on the anatomy of the patient. It is impossible to predict the results prior to surgery. Results generally range from 1 to 1/2″ to 2″.  In a small amount of cases, penis length is actually reduced due to the formation of scar tissue that contracts over time. A further drawback of the operation is once the  ligaments have been cut, the angle of the erection can be significantly reduced.

Conclusion; surgery for penis extension may not be the best option

The high risk factors and cost of this operation do not make it an attractive choice, however if you wish to undertake this type of surgery, be sure to discuss all of the possible complications with the surgeon to make sure you are aware of and understand all the possible risks.

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