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. Not to mention a drained bank account. Does risking the inches you have for the hope of an extra half inch make sense? Do you wish you were bigger?
Almost certainly, the answer is yes. How Small Is a Small Penis? Think you're smaller than average? Weight Loss There is one safe and effective method for getting a larger-looking penis: Pills, Creams, and Devices What else is there?
Here's a rundown of some unproven options to increase penis size. This is a cylinder that sucks out air. You stick your penis in and the resulting vacuum draws extra blood into it, making it erect and a little bigger. You then clamp off the penis with a tight ring -- like a tourniquet -- to keep the blood from leaking back into your body.
What are the drawbacks? The effect only lasts as long as you have the ring on. Using it for more than 20 to 30 minutes can cause tissue damage. This is sometimes used as a treatment for erectile dysfunction, but has not been proven to actually increase the size of the penis.
Weights or stretching exercises won't bulk up your penis -- it's not a muscle. But hanging weights off your flaccid penis may stretch it a bit, O'Leary says. The catch is that it requires a freakish degree of dedication. In in Vietnam, many Vietnamese men attempted self penis enlargement by injecting liquid silicone into their penises, and subsequently suffered from complications such as infections, necrosis , tumors, swelling, deformities, sexual dysfunction, and were hospitalized. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. From medication to surgery" , J Sex Marital Ther , ; 36 2: Retrieved July 28, The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Retrieved July 14, European journal of dermatology: A Clinical Guide , 2nd edn Humana Press, , p Retrieved 6 January Talk Sex with Sue Johanson.
Retrieved 14 June Bodybuilding supplement Breast enlargement supplement Clitoris enlargement Ergogenic use of anabolic steroids Growth hormone therapy Hormonal breast enhancement Transgender hormone therapy Feminizing hormone therapy Masculinizing hormone therapy Penis enlargement Performance-enhancing substance. Retrieved from " https: Wikipedia indefinitely semi-protected pages Articles needing additional references from March All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January Articles to be expanded from December All articles to be expanded Articles using small message boxes.