When considering a penis enlargement procedure, one must ensure that they understand that there are many risks associated in undergoing not only the surgery itself but also the general anesthetic. I am in Adelaide and would prefer not having to travel to Sydney. Adam Glasser, better know as Seymore Butts, is one of the founding fathers of gonzo porn. Almost none of it works. In , big cocks are serious business. Who are these men flocking for consultations with Mills and his colleagues? The adult entertainment industry was in its infancy, so people did stupid stuff.
Are You A Candidate?
There's more variation in the size of flaccid penises. Some guys are genuinely smaller than that. In rare cases, genetics and hormone problems cause a condition called micropenis -- an erect penis of under 3 inches.
Sometimes Peyronie's disease or prostate cancer surgery can reduce a guy's size. But studies show that most of the guys seeking penis enlargement are average-sized. They just think they're below average. Part of it is perspective.
It's very hard to gauge the size of your own penis -- looking down, you've got a bad angle. Psychology plays a role, too. Some average-sized guys become obsessed with the idea that they're too small. There's even a psychiatric diagnosis: It's similar to the perceptual distortion of anorexics who think they're fat no matter how thin they get. According to one study, the majority of men who get penis enlargement surgery have this condition.
They're also the least satisfied with the results. Losing weight will reveal more of that hidden shaft that's buried beneath belly fat. It doesn't actually increase your size, but it will look that way. For guys who would rather have a surgical procedure than eat less, liposuction of the fat pad around the penis can work.
Still, the effects aren't permanent -- if you don't change your eating habits, your penis will once again sink into your belly, like a pier at high tide. The American Urologic Association states that these procedures have not been shown to be safe or effective for increasing the thickness or length of the penis in an adult. One newer -- and possibly lower-risk -- procedure may work for certain men. In some cases, the scrotum attaches high up on the shaft of the penis. Partially disconnecting the scrotum can reveal more of the shaft, making the penis look longer.
The surgery takes 20 minutes and can be done on an outpatient basis, O'Leary says. Before you take out a penile improvement loan and unbuckle your pants, consider the risks of lengthening or widening surgery.
There are no well-studied approaches. No major medical organization approves of these surgeries. Some guys opt to travel to other countries for treatments that aren't approved in the U.
If that thought has crossed your mind, slow down -- it's time to have a frank talk with your doctor about the risks you'd be taking. The side effects of lengthening surgeries are numerous and include infections, nerve damage , reduced sensitivity, and difficulty getting an erection. Perhaps most disturbing, scarring can leave you with a penis that's shorter than what you started with.
Widening the penis is even more controversial. Side effects can be unsightly -- a lumpy, bumpy, uneven penis. The few studies that have been done aren't encouraging. Half went on to get more surgery. Wishing you were a little bigger is common.
If it's becoming a fixation, stop and think before you do something rash. Talking to a doctor or a therapist can help. Research has found that when a doctor honestly reassures a guy that his penis is average-sized, he is likely to stop searching for surgery. Ian Kerner, a sex counselor in New York, says that the imagined glories of a gargantuan penis are not all they're cracked up to be. A quest for a bigger penis could leave you with a lumpy, bruised, discolored, thickened, painful, dysfunctional member.
In terms of demand, it has surpassed breast enhancement. Women were first to embrace cosmetic surgery, with the late s seeing a significant upsurge. This, according to industry insiders, is just the beginning. Clearly, the male appetite for cosmetic procedures is increasing. But where has this demand come from, and why?
Who are these men flocking for consultations with Mills and his colleagues? And who, precisely, are they trying to impress? Penoplasty is, in most cases, a simple operation. Once loosened, the canvas droops. It is then re-attached to the pubic bone around in lower than before. Crucially, the operation offers minimal improvement in erection size but does provide a few, precious inches of flaccidity.
To mix metaphors, this procedure is akin to inflating a bouncy castle and is where you can gain another in extra girth. Disdain this part of the routine at your peril: So what do you have to show for your six-grand clinical bill? No real, extra flesh has been added; rather, existing potential has been maximised. And this is the misnomer: Throw in regular penis stretches by dint of a traction-operated penis extender that your doctor will prescribe post-surgery, plus the inevitability of wounds reopening due to involuntary erections, and it suddenly feels like a very big deal indeed.
Curious as to what sort of man would endure such a procedure at considerable financial and emotional cost, I ask Mills to describe his clients. But for me, doubts remain. A guy died from penis enlargement surgery. I need to track down a penoplasty patient.
My search begins on an internet forum. Evidently, men like talking cock. He approximates his current girth to be 7in at the base and states his goal of a glans measuring 7. Indeed, the men I find online seem to be after the penile equivalent of a bespoke suit, constructed in six sittings. They want a designer penis. I finally get a text from a guy who asks to be known only as Jamie.
Having tentatively left messages on the board over the course of a week, I now have someone willing to talk to me about his penoplasty. We agree to meet at his local pub. On first meeting Jamie I feel uneasy, fearful of the dong-obsessed numbercrunchers frequenting the message boards. Jamie is articulate and funny. He has a better job than me, a far slicker car, a better suit and, in all likelihood, a far more attractive penis. Because in Jamie made the decision to upsize.
Once upon a time Jamie was below average. We discuss the particulars of the operation, in amongst other things like football, music, politics. Just the thought of doing anything with the lights on used to make my stomach turn.
My dick is normal size now. So was it worth it? The bigger penis was also making me a better lover. Not just psychologically but physically.