Penis lengthening surgery or a Penoplasty, is a combination of procedures the surgeon may use depending on the result the patient is looking for, eg penile lengthening, girth enhancement, or both.
Surgery may involve the insertion of silicone implants, the transfer of fat cells, or the use of skin grafts to increase the size of the penis. Other approaches may take the form of cosmetic surgery to give the appearance of a longer penis.
The mainstay of penile lengthening procedures is a combination of the release of the suspensory ligament of the penis with an inverted V–Y penopubic skin advancement. Most surgeons recommend cutting the suspensory and fundiform ligament in combination with the use of postoperative penile weights.
Preparation for the procedure may entail:
• Stop taking aspirin, Ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory medications
• If you smoke, you will be asked to stop smoking at least two weeks before and after the procedure to reduce the risk of serious complications.
• Avoid stressful activities like heavy exercises 1 week before.
• Eat healthy, and drink plenty of water in the days leading up to the procedure.
•You may need to arrange a ride to and from the procedure.
The procedure is typically done under general anesthesia.Surgical penis enlargement methods include penile augmentation and suspensory ligament release. Penile augmentation involves injecting fat cells into the penis or grafting fat cells onto the penis. The procedure generally takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete.
The typical downtime after surgery is relatively long to ensure that the penis heals correctly. Experts recommend 30 days of no intense physical activity and 60 days of no sexual activity or masturbation after cosmetic penile enhancement surgery.
Expect some swelling for a few weeks after the surgery.
You will likely be able to go home on the same day. Do ensure to follow your doctor’s post-operative care instructions and adhere to your follow up appointment.
Results are not guaranteed to be effective for all.
Try to avoid intense physical activity for at least a month and sexual intercourse and/ or masturbation for up to 60 days.
A person may experience:
• Bruising at the operation site
• Bruising along the penis
• Changes in the shape of the penis
• Bleeding at the incision
• Temporary loss of sensation in the penis
• Pain with erection