Penis surgery has been around from the very inception of re-constructive surgery as a viable means of successfully treating and correcting bodily defects or abnormalities. However, the use of penis enlargement surgery as an option to enhance penis size has gained much prominence in the last two decades amidst the wave of cosmetic surgeries and surgeons offering hope to those who believe that aesthetic enhancement of the body will do wonders for their self-esteem and confidence.
Penis enlargement surgery has for the longest while been overrated as an enlargement option but in recent times newer, better and more innovative methods of performing those surgeries have been developed.
With our hectic schedules and always-on-the-go type of lifestyle penis enlargement surgery has become more attractive to those with a yearning to have their appendages bigger and longer but simply can’t find the time that is needed to get it done. Penis enlargement surgery has a similar appeal as the pill but the effects are more immediate and not necessarily permanent.
Results are not necessarily permanent because some of the techniques being used are still archaic and do not necessarily provide the type of results that potential customers are sorting after. Recent surveys have shown that although more men are opting for penis enlargement surgery the level of satisfaction expressed post-operation is way short of impressive. Some of the best surgeons in the field have consistently struggled to provide greater satisfaction to their patients.
In the early 1990′s when news that some surgeons (one in particular) was successfully using fat injections to increase penis size many individuals signed up to be operated on. Soon it was apparent that this surgical method was not the shining star of penis enlargement that it had been professed to be. Mounting customer dissatisfaction and the eventually death of a patient due to surgical complications ensured that this practice did not persist .
Later in the decade surgeons reignited hopes of using penis surgery (phalloplasty) as a means of effectively and safely increasing the width and length of the penile shaft. Success with elongation techniques have been limited since then and the most effective means of getting results surgical has been restricted to severing of the suspensory ligament attaching the penis to the pubic bone.
Penis Enlargement Surgery: Lengthening
Detaching the penile shaft from the pubic bone and allowing it to freely drop to a slightly lower position in the abdomen can result in some increases in length. This is not a “real” increase but a mere illusion as there is no actual growth or lengthening; instead some of the penis that is normally lodged into the abdomen because of the attached ligament is extended outwards and becomes part of the member that is outwardly visible. Most of the penile shaft is hidden and the trick is to get some of that exposed.
Even so, not much gains are registered and increases of more than an inch are very rare. After the surgery special weights or extenders are incorporated to help stretch the erectile tissue and ensure that long term increases are permanent. Complete recovery and healing may take several weeks, during which sexual intercourse and other strenuous activities must be avoided to prevent complications. In some cases because the ligament has been severed the penis becomes “unstable” and tends to lean sideways when erect state.
Penis Enlargement Surgery: Thickening (Widening)
Use of penis enlargement surgery to increase the girth of the penis is by far more successful than those aimed at increasing length. It is quite possible to increase erect girth by up to 20 or even 25% after a successful operation. Flaccid girth could increase by as much as 30%. This can do wonders for those who are primarily concerned about the circumference of their appendages. The technique initial used to get the job done was thwarted with problems and many patients were left with less than appealing results and a sense of helplessness.
The injection of liposuctioned fat directly below the skin of the erectile tissue was at first thought of as the elixir to penis enlargement but postoperative complications left many with regrets. Fat cells were extracted from the fatty layers of the body and sterilized (to prevent infection) before it was injected into the penis.
The quantity of fat that was usually required for noticeable increases in girth also meant that fat distribution over the shaft was likely to be uneven and the development of lumps or nodules were a common occurrence. This resulted in the formation of cavities (deformation) and scarring of the erectile tissue. In some cases the scarring would cause the penis to shorten and bending was also a factor. In rare cases such complications would be magnified by the subsequent onset of erectile dysfunction.
In recent times new advances in medicine have allowed surgeons to reap greater success in surgical increasing the girth of the penis. The use of dried up sheet-like layers of human skin (normally extracted from dead bodies) which has been treated and sterilized for enlargement purposes is now the new craze. Alloderm graft (or matrix graft) is the name given to this technique.
Like the fat injection or draft technique the layer(s) of human tissue are placed directly below the skin of the penile shaft. By using several layers piled on top of each other the circumference of the penis in both the flaccid and erect state could significantly increase (gains of up to 20% and sometimes more). Flaccid girth increases are more prominent than erect girth increases. High cost is the prohibiting factor and one of the major drawbacks of using penis enlargement surgery to increase the penis size.
With more surgeons becoming adept at using the various techniques it is widely expected that in time the general consensus and perception of penis enlargement surgery will change. The development of new techniques and advancements in present procedures will definitely increase the appeal of this technique overtime.
In its present form and the unsolicited high cost associated with the various procedures, accentuated by the less than impressive results and dissatisfaction expressed by many who use this method, it is recommended that unless all other options have been exhausted that this means to a “larger” end should be avoided.