Penile enlargement and lengthening

The most widely used surgical procedure to lengthen the penis involves severing the suspensory ligament that attaches the penis to the pubic bone and moving skin from the abdomen to the penile shaft. When this ligament is cut, the penis appears longer because more of it hangs down.

Penis size: What's normal, what's not?

The fear that your penis looks too small or is too small to satisfy your partner during sex is common. But studies have shown that most men who think their penises are too small actually have normal-sized penises.

Similarly, studies suggest that many men have an exaggerated idea of what constitutes "normal" penis size.

The length of a non-erect penis doesn't consistently predict length when the penis is erect. If your penis is about 13 cm (5 inches) or longer when erect, it's of normal size.

A penis is considered abnormally small only if it measures less than 3 inches (about 7.5 centimeters) when erect, a condition called micropenis.

How partners view penis size

Advertisers would have you believe that your partner cares deeply about penis size. If you're concerned, talk to your partner.

Keep in mind that understanding your partner's needs and desires is more likely to improve your sexual relationship than changing the size of your penis.

Don't believe the hype

Companies offer many types of nonsurgical penis-enlargement treatments, and often promote them with serious-looking advertisements that include endorsements from "scientific" researchers.

Look closely — you'll see that claims of safety and effectiveness haven't been proved.

Marketers rely on testimonials, skewed data and questionable before-and-after photos. Dietary supplements don't require approval by the Food and Drug Administration, so manufacturers don't have to prove safety or effectiveness.

Penis-enlargement products

  • Pills and lotions. These usually contain vitamins, minerals, herbs or hormones that manufacturers claim enlarge the penis. None of these products has been proved to work, and some may be harmful.
  • Vacuum pumps. Because pumps draw blood into the penis, making it swell, they're sometimes used to treat erectile dysfunction.

    A vacuum pump can make a penis look larger temporarily. But using one too often or too long can damage elastic tissue in the penis, leading to less firm erections.

  • Exercises. Sometimes called jelqing, these exercises use a hand-over-hand motion to push blood from the base to the head of the penis.

    Although this technique appears safer than other methods, there's no scientific proof it works, and it can lead to scar formation, pain and disfigurement.

  • Stretching. Stretching involves attaching a stretcher or extender device — also referred to as a penile traction device — to the penis to exert gentle tension.

    A few small studies have reported length increases of half an inch to almost 2 inches (about 1 to 3 centimeters) with these devices.

    Larger, more-rigorous research is needed to establish safety and effectiveness.

Frequently Asked Questions 

If I lose weight, will the injected fat go away?

No. We have fat cells everywhere in our body. However the body only stores and burns fat (in the case of weight loss) from specific places. The first place that it does so is in the liver and then the abdomen (for men). Unless you lose almost all your body fat, it is very unlikely that weight loss will affect the result of your girth enhancement.

How long does the operation take?

All our Penis Enlargement surgeries are daycare and take between 1 and 2 hours of operating time. This means that the whole process (from admission to discharge from the clinic) is around 6 hours, after which you can return to your normal routine.

Do I need general anaesthesia?

Yes – the operation is performed under general anaesthesia. A majority of modern day care surgeries require light anaesthesia and since our operations are minimally invasive, it is very unlikely that there will be any side effects or complications.

You will be put to sleep just before the operation starts and wake up just after the surgeon finishes – so in total you will be under anaesthesia for around 2 hours.

How long do I need to stay in the hospital for?

After the operation, you would need to stay in the hospital for 3-4 hours. During this time you will be attended by our nurse, be provided with something to eat, have a check-up with your surgeon and when the all clear is provided, you will be ready to go home. You will be able to walk and function normally, usually with very little pain or discomfort.

I am travelling from abroad – how long do I need to stay for any follow up after my surgery?

The next day after your operation you will have a follow up in office consultation with your surgeon. After this, most patients can travel although we recommend that you stay for a further 1-2 days so that you can have further follow-ups over the next few days with your surgeon if required, however, this is not mandatory.

What do I need to do to prepare for the operation?

Practically nothing – although following a healthy lifestyle (in terms of diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol consumption) the preceding month is advised since this will assist with the recovery. Moreover, you will be given detailed fasting instructions that you will need to follow 6 hours before the surgery. However, if you have fallen ill or there are any other recent health concerns, make sure you inform your surgeon as soon as possible so as to evaluate whether the surgery can proceed or will need to be postponed to a later date. If there is anything else you need to do pre-operatively, your doctor will inform you during your consultation.

How experienced are your surgeons?

Our surgeons are focusing exclusively on male uro-genital surgery and each one performs on average more than 300 genital operations per month. In fact, we are an international referral centre and patients travel from all over the world for specific operational techniques in our clinic.

Equally important is the fact that as an international network of andrology practices, we have developed very strict and state of the art surgical protocols and have monthly referral sessions during which our surgeons share their experiences and discuss difficult cases hence constantly improving the surgical techniques employed.

This means that the surgeons of our group have a combined experience of over 4000 Penis Enlargement operations, which is one of the most experienced in the world.

How long do I need to take off work in order to have the surgery?

Most patients can return to work 2-3 days after their operation. If your work involves heavy physical activity, then you may need some more time to recover.

How long after the surgery can I resume sexual activity?

Usually sexual activities can be resumed after 4-6 weeks unless your surgeon advises otherwise.