Lately, due to the rise in safe methods of plastic surgery, penis enlargement has become a common request. The penis is a very delicate organ of the human body, packed with erectile tissues, nerves and blood vessels, and any surgery on it should only be done by someone very experienced. Usually, this procedure requires both widening and lengthening of the penis, which can be done at once, or as two separate procedures – as prescribed by the surgeon. Unfortunately, the kind of care and precision required in plastic surgery for penis enlargement is seriously lacking, leading to several botched up procedures and horrible scarring or disability for life.
The Male Penis
The male penis handles two main tasks:
- Elimination of waste through urine
- Ejaculation of semen, which contains sperms – necessary for reproduction.
The Penis has three main parts –
1. The Radix or the Root: This is the part of the penis that is attached to the body. It includes the bulb and the middle portion of the penis.
2. The Corpus or the Body: This is the main body of the penis, which consists of two surfaces – the ventral and dorsal. The ventral part of the penis, also called the urethral penis, is the one that cafes backwards and downwards when it is flaccid. The Dorsal part is the one which is visible when the penis is erect.
3. Epithelium: This is the shaft skin of the penis as well as the foreskin. The inside of the foreskin, which is a mucosal layer, is also a part of the epithelium of the penis.
The penis is attached to the pubic bone by ligaments, which have super sensations because of the several nerve endings located within them. It is these ligaments, that allow with the tactile movement of the organ, as well as its erection. These ligaments attach the penis to the underside of the pubic bone and are usually located within the surface of the body. About one third of the penis is located inside the male body. In some men, almost half of the penis is inside the body. When flaccid, the penis can appear to be very small, however, it gains almost two to three times in size when it is completely erect.
The Penis Size
The human penis is a very surprising organ. It varies in length all through the day. The erect penis is much larger than the flaccid penis and even though the variations may be minor, the difference between a flaccid and an erect penis is often astonishing. Most of the physical growth of the penis occurs from the time of infancy, to the time when a child is of five years of age. The sexual growth of the organ occurs from the time of onset of puberty to at least seventeen years of age. There is no correlation between the size of the penis and of other parts of the male body. Most males have normal sized penis. However, if a male has a perfectly formed penis, which is less than 7 cm, it is considered small by normal standards and is called a micropenis medically.
Perception of Penis Size
Males often underestimate the size of their sexual organ when compared to others. This usually happens due to a phenomenon called foreshortening, that causes things to appear shorter when you look at them from top down. Repeated exposure to pornography and other atypical portrayal of the male organ may also cause a distorted image of a man’s own penis. If a man has accumulation of fat at the base of the penis, that too could result in the feeling of inadequacy in terms of size. A lot of men have incorrect beliefs about their penis size, which may lead to unreasonable frustrations regarding the penis size.
Procedure for Penis Enlargement Plastic Surgery
The ligaments, which attach the penis to the pubic bone, arch at the undersurface of the bone and are often inside the body. In penis enlargement plastic surgery, the doctor surgically releases these ligaments so that they emerge out of the body and more of the penis is released to the exterior of the pubic bone. As the ligaments are released, more of the penis protrudes outside, increase the functional length of the penis. The widening of the penis is slightly more tricky. There are two main procedures which have received moderate success. Both of these make use of skin grafting. For this, the doctor takes grafts of dermal fat from the patient’s groin or buttocks. This fat is then added under the penile skin to make it thicker. This is a lengthy procedure because harvesting the graft can take some time. The grafts can be taken from the patient or a tissue bank. If the grafts are obtained from a tissue bank, it removes the need to make incisions at the donor side. There is minimal scarring and the duration of the procedure is also shorter. However, there are risks to this procedure because the body could reject donor grafts. Both the lengthening and widening surgeries are performed under anesthesia and therefore are painless.
After the Surgery
The lengthening of the penis is performed by extracting the ligaments at the base of the penis. A lot of men, who are not given proper rehabilitation after the procedure, may find that their penis returns to the original length. It is therefore important to prevent shortening and enhance the new length of the penis. This is usually done through the use of a stretching device that helps stretch the penis. This device has small weighted attachments and is worn immediately before the surgery to help stretch the skin and get the penis used to an increased length. After the surgery, the patient must wear this contraption again for some time so that the scar tissue formed from the surgery does not pull the penis back to shorten it. This device is usually worn during the day, but can also be worn at night. Initially, it is worn for a few hours, but then the patient is expected to gradually increase the length of time for which it is worn everyday. This not only helps in length gain, but also assists in the healing of the penis.
Risks of Penis Enlargement Plastic Surgery
Most doctors suggest that penis enlargement surgeries are safe, however, since they are tricky and require a lot of expertise, they are often not performed right. This makes them extremely risky. The procedure itself has several risks involved. Not every penis can be enlarged, and therefore a thorough consultation is warranted before one opts for this kind of surgery. The patient should be apprised of the possible complications arising out of the procedure so that he can make an informed choice. Some of these complications include bleeding, bruising, formation of scar tissue, permanent scarring, infection, incision separation, distortion of the penile angle, detachment of graft, rejection of graft, injuries to blood vessels or nerves, loss of thickness and permanent erectile dysfunction. In this case, the possible complications are enough to turn most people off the procedure.
Alternatives to Penis Enlargement Plastic Surgery
While plastic surgery is always an option, there are some safer options which can offer both temporary and permanent penile enlargement. Several mechanical devices, including vacuum pumps, can be used to increase blood flow to the penis and increase its length and girth temporarily. These pumps are safe to use, if used correctly, and offer great results. For those who want permanent results, several herbal supplements are available that claim to improve the length and girth of the penis naturally. Though there are not many studies available to back up the claims of these herbal supplements, anecdotal evidence suggests that they do work efficiently.