Penis enlargement surgeries: types, effectiveness of the intervention

penis enlargement surgery

Absolutely every man can increase the size of his penis with the help of surgery. However, surgical intervention may be accompanied by negative consequences. Sometimes even the most reliable procedure of increasing the length or thickness of a male organ can result in an unpleasant surprise. It is possible to enlarge the penis without surgery. There are many proven techniques nowadays, but if their application does not bring tangible results, surgical intervention comes to the rescue.

What are penis enlargement surgeries?

penis enlargement instruments

Surgical intervention is used both to increase the length of the penis and to increase its thickness. In the first case, a ligamentotomy (section of the suspensory ligament of the phallus) is performed, which is considered to be the most common operation in the world. After the performed surgical manipulations, the man is waiting for a long rehabilitation. It consists in the fact that up to six months the result obtained by the extension of the genital organ must be repaired by wearing an extender.

As for increasing the diameter of the penis, lipofilling is used among the usual methods. Thickening occurs by injecting fatty tissue under the skin of the penis. Unfortunately, this procedure is short-lived. As a rule, in the first year after surgery, about half of the injected adipose tissue is absorbed. Such a plastic method reduces the risk of allergic reactions, but does not exclude the development of inflammatory processes with subsequent complications.

Muscle tissue transplantation. Unlike lipophilization, such an operation to increase the thickness of the penis retains the result for a long time. However, we are talking about microsurgical transplantation, which is explained by the degree of complexity of the intervention. The use of a muscle flap minimizes the risk of discarding the natural material that is implanted while maintaining the blood supply process.

Another surgical way to enlarge the penis is phalloprosthetics. This method is used for sexual dysfunction and small penis. The role of the prosthesis is performed by special elastic and flexible materials, accumulations of crunchy tissue. Inflatable implants allow you to regulate the level of upright condition. Given the complexity of surgical intervention, it is easy to understand that this will require large financial costs.

Penis enlargement by ligamentotomy

scrotal incision for operative penis enlargement

As already mentioned, the operation consists of dissection of the phallic suspension ligament. Earlier, the duration of the operation could reach 90 minutes, and the scar remained at the site of the incision in the pubic area. Currently, the intervention is performed through the scrotal area. As a result, the duration of the operation is reduced to 15 minutes, and there is virtually no reminder of the operation, as the incision heals without a trace.

Due to the cross-section of the supporting ligament, which reaches deep into the pelvis, the penis that is not erect lengthens by a few centimeters. The effectiveness of the operation directly depends on the length of the ligament itself. To finally fix the result, over a long period of time, as a rule, up to six months, you need to put an extender.

On the one hand, ligamentotomy seems to be a simple and quick operation, on the other hand, due to ligament dissection, the penis will move downwards, the angle of erection will be lost. The base of the phallus will become more mobile, so during arousal it will no longer point upwards. It turned out that a man facing the part of the penis hidden in the pubic area, faces additional difficulties. The cost of a ligamentotomy can actually be much higher than that described by plastic clinics.

Penis thickening operations

adipose tissue syringe for penis enlargement surgery

Lipofilling is a relatively simple surgical procedure aimed at increasing the diameter of the penis. Fat taken by liposuction from the abdomen or buttocks is cleaned, after which the biological material is injected evenly with a needle into the subcutaneous tissue of the phallus. This procedure does not require a long recovery period.

Thanks to lipofilling, the penis increases in diameter by a centimeter. However, the procedure must be repeated over time as adipose tissue is absorbed. And it happens unevenly, which becomes the reason for the appearance of a bumpy shape in the penis. At the same time, injecting as much fat as possible is not recommended, as this can lead to side effects.

Muscle transplantation can achieve a long-lasting result, but there is still a risk of necrosis of the musculoskeletal lobe that is applied under the skin of the phallus. And you have to take into account the fact that after taking the material from the back or other part of the body, scars remain. By successfully performing a complex surgical procedure, the penis can increase in thickness to 4 inches. This result is undoubtedly impressive, however high quality can only be guaranteed by a true microsurgery specialist.

measuring the penis after surgical enlargement

Plastic surgery also enlarges the penis with the help of synthetic gels, pastes and fluids.

Such methods are rarely used because the risk of material rejection and its uncontrolled distribution increases. Therefore, to increase the thickness of the penis by surgery, experts recommend using your own biological material.

Implantation of an absorbable collagen matrix. Harmless materials are used during the surgery. Blood cells taken from a human are placed in a special incubator, after a while they are placed on a collagen matrix.

After implantation, active cell division is observed, which leads to the growth of connective tissue. Matrix resorption takes place in parallel. However, expensive surgery does not guarantee maximum tissue growth, so it may need to be repeated.

Advantages and disadvantages of surgical penis enlargement

the man is surprised by the size of the penis after the operative enlargement

Penile lengthening or thickening surgery is considered completely safe, but last year such a surgical intervention was fatal. This happened to a 30-year-old Swede who planned to make his manhood not only longer, but also thicker. One day, the experts performed a ligamentotomy, and then they started lipofilling. During the introduction of fat injections, my heart failed. An increase in heart rate led to a heart attack. Resuscitation did not help save the patient. It was later possible to establish that the death was caused by fatty embolism. According to experts, the fact that two operations were performed on the same day could lead to such a terrible case.

Surgical penis enlargement involves a set of even the smallest risks, none of which are immune. According to patient examinations, ligamentotomy in the presence of a long supporting ligament can achieve the desired result, but in order to achieve this, it is necessary to go through a long postoperative course with the use of an extender.

Advantages and disadvantages of penis enlargement surgery:


  • achieving the maximum or close to the desired result;
  • the effect of surgical intervention lasts a lifetime (ligamentotomy, muscle tissue transplantation);
  • saving personal time, with the exception of a possible recovery period;


  • performing the operation involves significant financial costs;
  • in the case of a ligamentotomy, to consolidate the result, you must resort to the use of an expander;
  • rejection is possible during tissue transplantation and implantation;
  • there is a risk of infection during any operation;
  • to maintain thickness and proper shape, lipofilling must be repeated;
  • after ligamentotomy the penis falls, the angle of erection changes;
  • surgery can adversely affect the sensitivity of the phallus.