I wish I had a smaller penis…said no man ever. With that notion in mind, we’re tackling the solid issue of penis enlargement surgery along with a healthy dose of phallic innuendo.
Why do men consider it? Where does the extra length actually come from? Does it hurt? How do you urinate after? All of these are common queries crucial to understanding the complexities of this growing cosmetic procedure amongst men.
And today we’re answering them with the help of Dr. Collin Moore of The Australian Centre for Cosmetic & Penile Surgery.
Why Men Are Up-Sizing
There are countless reasons why men would consider penis enlargement surgery but for a majority of willing men, it all comes down to the extra confidence a bigger penis bears.
Whilst no formal data has been collected on the rate of penis enlargement surgeries, a recent ABC report does suggest that it’s on the rise.
“It probably isn’t so accepted for a man to get cosmetic surgery as it is for women, but it’s definitely becoming more common and less taboo,” said Dr Gavin Scriven, a specialist in penis dermal filling.
Prerequisites You’ll Need Before The Slice
Dr. Collin Moore explains that the precautions and pre-requisites for penis enlargement surgery is the same for any other operation.
“If a person’s fit enough to undergo a 4-5 hour operation under general anaesthetic, then they can do it.”
“There are some lesser procedures on the market which do not produce the same result. They can be done under sedation but it’s best done under general anaesthetic in a properly accredited hospital facility.”
The checklist further involves:
- Assessing if the patient has any psychological problems
- Doctors measure patients up to see where they lie on the international scale of penis sizes
- They then inform patients on where their penis size sits against the ‘stretch penile length’ – an index measurement of the penis which sits under a bell curve (no pun intended)
- This bell curve distributes males in the 50% range (general size penis), 25% range (bigger penis) and remaining 25% (smaller penis)
- 50% of men who undergo the surgery fall under the general penis size group
- Smaller penis men are advised of where they rank in the curve, as are bigger penis men
“Just because someone is bigger than the fiftieth percentile, it doesn’t mean we don’t do the operation,” says Dr. Moore.
“If they genuinely want a bigger penis and everything else is equal then sure we’d be prepared to do that. But the majority of patients are either at the average size or smaller.”
Where The Extra Foreskin Comes From
No, not your eyelids. It’s attained from the pubic area by an arrangement of where the penis protrudes from.
“We don’t have to cut it off from somewhere else like a skin graft. It’s an artful re-arrangement of the infrapubic skin to cloth the extra shaft.”
“What we’ve basically done is lengthened the penis by bringing more of the infrapubic penis to the outside than before.”
Dr. Moore says the best way to understand this is with a simple sink analogy. Think of an S-bend pipe under your sink and that’s basically your penis.
“Whatever the pipe does in between the sink inlet and the floor doesn’t alter the length.”
“Straighten the S-bend though and the pipe becomes longer. And that’s the same principle we use in penis enlargement.”
In other words, there’s spare penis tied up in your body. Surgeons simply cut a few strategic ligaments to extend some of that penis. Simple enough, right?
Choosing Your Bell End & Girth
Here’s where things can get a bit tricky and expensive.
Dr. Moore’s procedure for widening the length of a shaft involves using a pair of dermal fat grafts which surgeons take from the lower abdomen.
“We can use injectable materials but they’re very expensive,” he says.
“To produce a very worthwhile result, as much as you’d get with a dermal fat graft, you’ve got to use a lot of filler and it’s very expensive.”
“We also use filler to enlarge the head of the penis and the glands.”
Is Penis Surgery Painful?
Not if you follow protocol, according to the experts. General anaesthetic during the operation combined with local anaesthetic will usually ensure a pain-free experience which can last for one and a half to two days after the surgery.
“Provided they are resting properly as per our post-operative instructions, there’s very little pain,” says Dr. Moore.
There is however a minor issue of urinating. Post-surgery men may spray a little for a few days and this is normal. They just need to take preventative measures when going to the bathroom to avoid mess. Sitting down is probably the easiest solution here.
Once life is back to normal, so is your urinating.
How Long It Takes To Heal
All soft tissues that involve surgeries take a minimum of six months to heal entirely. Penis enlargement surgery is no different.
- First two weeks post-surgery in a flat in bed from Dr. Moore’s operation
- This is to prevent the tissue from swelling and interfering with the healing process
- Patients can mobilise over the next couple of weeks
Heading back to work is dependent on the type of work the patient does.
“A labourer or something similar can’t go back to work for six weeks. If they’re desk jockeys they can go back to work after four weeks.”
Scarring On The Penis
Surprisingly, enlargement surgery doesn’t yield any scars on the penis.
“If we do a thermal fat graft then there is a scar across the lower abdomen, but that’s because we have to raise the grafts to widen the penis,” says Dr. Moore.
“The length of the penis determines on how how big that scar is. but it’s in the natural crease, like a tummy tuck scar at the bottom of the abdomen.”
When You Can Have Sex Again
Well there’s certainly no point in extending your pecker if you can’t even give the tip.
There is a six week prohibition period on sex and any form of lifting weights heavier than 0.5kg. This means violent physical activity like hitting the gym.
After six weeks, patients can go back to the gym but Dr. Moore warns that they must ease into it rather than picking up where your last P.B left off.
“The full flexibility of the penis doesn’t come back until six months but intercourse is possible after six weeks.”
Ensuring A Bigger & Healthier Penis
Once everything is done and dusted, there is a 12 month follow up period to make sure everything has run smoothly.
“Part of the problem is having re-arranged the anatomy somewhat, the body tries to undo it,” explains Dr. Moore.
“So we have to prevent it from doing that by getting them to do certain forms of stretching exercises to ensure that scar stays fully stretched out to where it was at the end of surgery.”
“They need to keep on doing that until the scars mature and they may not mature for up to 9 – 12 months.”
The Price Of A Bigger Penis
Prices vary depending on the type of penis enlargement surgery.
Temporary fillers that enhance the penis size can cost up to AU$10,000 whilst more extensive procedures like the phalloplasty one which Dr. Moore performs can cost around AU$29,000.
“It can still go up from there if extra bits and pieces are done.”
Your Final Tip
If you’re serious about penis enlargement then it’s best you speak directly to a professional surgeon who has done this kind of cosmetic work before.
Most surgeons like Dr. Moore have their own techniques patented so it’s important to understand the differences and what each professional is offering.
“If it’s done right it’s completely harmless,” adds Dr. Moore.