Men who are not satisfied with the size or appearance of their penis may face self-confidence issues in both the locker room and the bedroom, which can have a direct influence on their penis function and quality of life overall. While surgical treatments do exist to enhance the penis, some men are hesitant to consider this approach due to concerns over how the surgery actually works. Professor Colin Moore and the staff at the Australian Centre for Cosmetic and Genital Surgery have the basic facts about penis surgery laid out here to help you determine if this is the right choice for you.
Penile length varies based on whether the penis is flaccid or erect. The internationally recognised standard for measuring the penis is the stretched penile length, which most closely correlates to an erect penis. The majority of men will have a stretched penile length of approximately 15 cm, with a few measuring smaller and some measuring larger.
Stretched penile length only measures the amount of penis that is seen outside the body. Around one-third of the penis is internal and unseen. By making this part visible, we can effectively extend the length of the penis in both its flaccid and erect state. Professor Moore understands that men seeking penile enlargement usually want to see increases in both flaccid and erect length, which is why over the past decades, he has continued to hone techniques to achieve that goal for his patients.
Different methods promise to increase the length of the penis, many of which do not require surgery. Some of those choices might include:
While these methods might make plenty of claims about their efficacy, none have been shown to have much of a positive effect on penile length. Those that do will usually need to be repeated periodically to maintain the small improvement they might provide, making them much less cost-effective in the long run.
Surgery is the only way to permanently increase penile length over the long term. This procedure alters the anatomy of the penis to provide the dramatic results most men are seeking. However, to ensure a safe and successful surgery, it is essential to select a surgeon with extensive experience in penile enlargement. Professor Moore performs 50 of these operations every year and has developed and perfected techniques to ensure his patients receive the best possible results.
Penile enlargement surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, so you will be comfortably asleep during your procedure. A small incision is made low on the abdomen, which allows Professor Moore to cut the ligaments at the base of the penis, allowing the portion of the penis inside the body to become visible. This method allows the penis to lengthen naturally.
At the same time, Professor Moore might use dermal fat grafting to increase the width or girth of the penis to create a more proportionate appearance. Dermal grafts are usually taken from the abdomen or the fold between the buttock and thigh and placed underneath the skin in the penile shaft. Dermal grafts offer better results than a simple transfer of fat to the area since fat does not provide the same predictable outcome. Fat can also be reabsorbed by the body over time, necessitating additional procedures to maintain the results.
It is understandable that pain would be one of the top concerns men have regarding this procedure. The good news is that Professor Moore has made this surgery nearly painless, thanks to a pain buster system that administers measured doses of a local anaesthetic to the surgical area for the first few days. Oral pain medication may also be prescribed if necessary. Patients also spend two full weeks in bed after the procedure to minimise swelling and keep discomfort to the lowest possible level. As long as you adhere to your post-operative instructions carefully, the recovery from your penile surgery should be relatively comfortable.
Most men can return to their regular activities after the two weeks of bed rest are over. However, Professor Moore will advise patients to avoid any sexual activity, heavy lifting and other strenuous exercise for six weeks to prevent possible complications.
Penile surgery is the optimal way to increase the size of the penis over the long term. If you would like to learn more about this procedure, contact the Australian Centre for Cosmetic and Genital Surgery at 0414 251 234 to schedule your consultation with Professor Moore today.