Penis enlargement (or male enhancement) surgery is also known as penoplasty. It refers to a variety of techniques intended to increase the girth and length of the penis. The surgery itself involves dividing the ligament to connect the penis to the pubic bone. Doing this allows the penis shaft to become more visible. 

Ads for penis-enlargement products and procedures can be seen everywhere. There’s also a plethora of pumps, pills, weights, and exercises, that claim to increase the length and width of your penis. However, there’s very little scientific support for these although there are nonsurgical methods to enlarge the penis but is not mentioned here. 

The most common surgical procedure to lengthen the penis involves partially cutting the suspensory ligament that attaches the penis to the pubic bone and moving the skin from the abdomen to the penile shaft. When this ligament is cut, the penis appears longer because more of it hangs down. Cutting the ligament completely is not advised as it causes penis instability during intercourse. Sometimes, cutting the suspensory ligament is combined with other procedures, such as removing excess fat from the pubic bone. The procedure to make the penis thicker involves taking fat from another part of the body and injecting it into the penis shaft or grafting tissue onto the shaft of the penis.

The increase in girth involves a small amount of liposuction of the stomach or thigh areas to collect fat, followed by re-introduction of the fat by injection along the shaft. The fat injection is done with a special cannula without any surgical incision. There is a possibility of fat reabsorption post the operation. Nodule formation can be minimized by limiting the amount of fat injected at one time. The girth enlargement is restricted to being slightly bigger than the tip. The enlargement of the shaft will be apparent in both the flaccid and erect states.

To ensure a natural appearance, we increase both the length and girth at the same time, although it is possible to have either only the lengthening or enlargement (girth). The functionality will be completely normal in terms of erection, sensation, and urination.

A penoplasty is usually a one-day procedure and will be performed under a local anesthetic with IV sedation. Sometimes the patient might be kept overnight to avoid complications. You will be completely pain-free during the procedure and will not remember anything about the procedure. The operation usually takes between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on whether you have enlargement, lengthening or both.

While getting a penis enlargement surgery is solely your choice, here’s a checklist of the do’s and don’ts to abide by if you do decide to opt for one.

The Do’s of Penis Enlargement

1. Look For A Qualified Surgeon

Opt for a qualified urologist for the surgery. Since penile enlargement is a highly specialized field, your choices can be narrowed down. Check the credentials of your doctor and opt for one who makes you feel 100% comfortable. In addition, choose a doctor/clinic that provides all the penis enlargement options at your disposal. While some clinics focus on either surgical or non-surgical procedures, opt for a clinic with a broad set of skills. Once you have chosen your surgeon, have an in-depth consultation with them to understand the procedure, risks, aftercare, etc. involved.

2. Get Written Confirmation

After an in-depth consultation with your surgeon, ensure you get a written confirmation of everything that is included in your procedure. This includes checking to see if you might require a revision treatment or a second surgery in case of complications. It is also recommended that you ask for a written confirmation of the fees and discuss the different avenues of payment.

3. Plan In Advance

Any kind of surgery requires planning. And something as personal as penis enlargement requires detailed planning and thorough research before you opt for it. It is important in this case to consider planning time off work. Since penile enlargement is extremely sensitive and will require you to take utmost care in the days and weeks following the surgery, apply for time off work well in advance and for at least a couple of weeks. It is also important to abstain from sexual intercourse for a while and any other rigorous physical activities such as running, gymming or sports.

4. Research

Ensure you do your research before opting for penis enlargement surgery. Understand the treatment, benefits, and potential risks and complications involved. Sit down with your medical team and speak to them about your questions and concerns. Also, understand the pre and post rules you need to follow regarding the procedure. More importantly, choose this procedure for your own self-confidence and to make yourself feel better irrespective of what others think.

The Don’ts of Penis Enlargement

Since penis enlargement is a fairly sensitive procedure, it is important to consider the potential risks and complications of it. As important as it is to follow certain do’s, it is equally important to look at the things you shouldn’t be doing when it comes to this surgery.

1. Don’t Go For The Cheapest Option

If you come across a clinic that is offering a shockingly low price as compared to the industry average prices, do not go for it under the pretext of saving money. It is crucial to choose a clinic or a surgeon that promises to provide quality service rather than go for one that is offering an extremely low price. Ask yourself what factors are being compromised on apart from you. Lower prices often mean that the surgery, treatment, and instruments used are of low quality as well. This is something you should stay away from to avoid any risks, infections or possible diseases.

2. Don’t Be Irresponsible

Besides looking after yourself and taking time off from work and the gym, it is important to stay in touch with your doctor regularly post the procedure. Keep your surgeon in the loop for any kind of questions or concerns you might have. Additionally, if you are unsure about something after your treatment, get in touch with your doctor immediately to avoid future problems. However, also ensure first that you’re following all the aftercare procedure advice completely. This is important for your road to recovery.

3. Don’t Expect Miracles

Firstly, listen to what your doctor has to say and follow your surgeon’s advice to the T. While a penis enlargement surgery will make your penis appear bigger, ensure you understand and have a conversation with your surgeon regarding the limitations of this surgery and understand what’s possible and what isn’t. Seek advice from experienced and qualified doctors and surgeons and explore all the possibilities.

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