Penis Extension Surgery: Is it Right for You?
When it comes to the male appendage, size certainly does matter. Men who consider themselves to be particularly poorly endowed suffer not only in the locker room, but also in the bedroom and, by extension (no pun intended), the boardroom. Their low feelings of self-esteem can affect them in many ways, all pointing down to their (perceived) minuscule member.
Let’s get real here: most men would like nothing more than to be better endowed. No matter what name you give to it – and there are literally hundreds – all that matters to some guys is that the bigger it is, the better.
That’s why so many men look into ways to enhance their manhood, believing that increasing their size will make them perform better in all aspects of life. But although there is a big market for pills, potions, creams, suction pumps, weights and even “stretching frames” worn under pants, no one method is actually proven to work. So some men resort to penis enlargement surgery.
What is Penis Enlargement Surgery?
Also known as phalloplasty or male enhancement surgery, the most common operation of this kind involves slicing through the main penile ligament. This makes the male member dangle lower than previously when flaccid, resulting in one that looks larger visually than it actually is. Unfortunately, it also means that it will point permanently down, and it is exactly the same size as it was pre-op when erect.
Another method involves injecting fat from another part of your body, usually the abdomen, into the penis to increase its girth. This has several problems, among them the possibility that the graft will result in a clumpy, bumpy appendage, or that the fat cells eventually will be reabsorbed into the body, making the plumpness only a temporary phenomenon.
Finally, in rare cases some men have silicone injected into their Johnson, which increases it size astronomically but can make it unfit for any purpose except urination. So while it may look great, it will, in effect, become completely unusable. A good medical practitioner will refuse to do this procedure, which can also discolor surrounding tissue and cause the penis to become overly inflamed. In fact, injecting liquid silicone into any part of the body has been banned by the FDA – for good reason.
The cost of actual male enhancement surgery – not a silicone injection – varies, according to the area you live in and what exactly you want done. Expect to pay anywhere from $4,000 to $15,000 on up, and always use a board-certified surgeon.
But be aware that any type of male enhancement operation or procedure is not to be entered into lightly, and none have been proven to result in any long-term benefits. In some cases, the operations have backfired resulting in permanent erectile dysfunction, pain when getting an erection and chronic problems with urination.
*According to statistics collated by the American Urological Association, the majority of male members are roughly the same size when hard, and most erect ones are about 5.1 inches long on average, considerably smaller when flaccid.
*The exception is the micro-penis, an extremely rare phenomenon resulting from a lack of testosterone in the body, meaning the phallus measures only 2.8 inches long maximum when stretched (and flaccid).
*Saying that, most guys look down on their little friend – literally. That means they see it from a different angle than others see it, so it appears even tinier.
*A man’s height and weight do not usually influence the size of his member – that’s a phallus fallacy. Many tall, large men have tiny ones, and many men of small build have large ones. Interestingly, however, most women’s vaginas extend to about four inches when she is sexually aroused, so most men will fill her completely.
*The man with reportedly the largest appendage in the world is Jonah Falcon, who measured 13 and a half inches. He also, according to news agencies, hadn’t had a girlfriend in ten years. Porn star and model Mukhtar Safarov has competed for the title, dubbing his nine-by-nine penis “The Cube”.
If you are considering male enhancement surgery, keep in mind that it’s not the size of the vessel but the motion of the ocean that more often than not is responsible for good sex. A man with a 10-inch penis who has no idea what to do with it does not make a good lover. And men who are not that well-endowed often make up for their lack of length or girth with great lovemaking techniques that will provide much deeper satisfaction than simply having a bigger penis.
It’s estimated that the vast majority of men who seek male enhancement surgery have completely normal phalluses of average size and shape. In most cases money could be better spent seeing a sex therapist, so initially you should make an appointment with a good counsellor, not a surgeon. It’s probably all in your head, not your underwear!
The information in the article is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care an appropriate health care provider.
*Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended to substitute for the medical expertise and advice of your healthcare provider. We encourage you to discuss any decisions about treatment or care with an appropriate healthcare provider.