Surgeons who offer penile limb lengthening surgery have a bit of a raw deal these days. The problem is you see, they’re up against savvy internet marketers who’ll guarantee you a larger penis for just the cost of three months supply of their super penis enlargement pills. Now I ask you…who in their right mind is going to spend $5000 on penis lengthening surgery when they can achieve the penis of their dreams for just $149 (excluding postage and packaging?)
I’m sorry for the rather sarcastic opening paragraph, but the fact is, those who sell the various penis pills, pumps and exercises go to extreme lengths to ridicule and malign surgery as a genuine means of penis enlargement. That’s not to suggest that there aren’t effective alternatives to surgery out there (because, yes there are), but it shouldn’t have to come to sacrificing the truth to sell them. So, in this short article I thought I’d be the lonely minnow who swims against the tide and would just give you the facts about penis lengthening surgery, as objectively as possible.
What Penis Lengthening Surgery Actually Involves
In theory, penis lengthening surgery is a pretty straight forward operation – a procedure that can actually be performed under local anaesthetic and which takes about an hour to complete. What’s more, one thing surgical penile lengthening doesn’t involve is slicing and dicing your favourite little fella (that privilege is reserved for girth enlargement surgery). In fact, this surgical procedure doesn’t involve your penis at all.
What penis lengthening surgery does involve is cutting a couple of ligaments, known as the suspensory and fundiform ligaments. Nature intended these ligaments to anchor the penis securely to the body, but a couple of decades ago some bright medical spark found that by cutting them, a portion of the penile shaft usually hidden from view behind the pubic bone could be coxed out into the light of day – to give the appearance of a longer penis.
In order to cut these ligaments, an incision is made in the pubic area (all the way down to the pubic bone), the ligaments are severed and the patient is stitched closed. Viola…your little friend is transformed in less than an hour into a prize cucumber that would make even the most generously endowed porn star weep. Or that’s the theory at least.
Now I don’t want to be accused of being biased or trying to fudge the facts in any way here, so I thought it would just be best just to quote the results of a couple of clinical studies when it came to the results and effectiveness offered by penis lengthening surgery. And I’m not going to quote some dodgy back street quack…no baby; these are the results of peer reviewed trials published in the journal of European Urology.
Results of Clinical Trials
The first study, conducted by plastic surgeons and urologists at the Naval and Veterans Hospital of Athens, Greece and published in the journal of European Urology in July 2005, charted the success rates of 11 men between the ages of 25 – 35 who’d undergone phalloplasty procedures (the medical term for penis enlargement surgery) from February 2000 to November 2003.
All the men who underwent the procedures were physically normal but had been diagnosed with a psychological condition called Penile Dysmorphophobia, whereby they perceived their penises to be smaller than average and that perception had resulted in pronounced psychological distress.
The results of the study showed that the mean gain in stretched flaccid penis length (which provides a rough approximation of erect length) was 1.6 cm (0.6 inches). Three of the patients achieved a length increase of between 1 cm and 1.4 cm; six patients achieved an increase of between 1.5 cm and 1.9 cm; whilst two lucky chaps managed an increase of over 2 cm. However, the two men who experienced the greatest gains were also obese and had gained extra length from additionally having fat liposuctioned from around their pubic area.
The researchers concluded that a 1 inch gain in stretched flaccid penis length should be considered a success, and emphasised that reports of 3 inch increases were ‘greatly exaggerated’. Despite the modesty of the results however, and the admission that the results of the surgery hadn’t lived up to the patients’ ‘great expectations’, the researchers also stated that due to the lack of post-operative complication and significant improvements in patient sexual self-esteem, the procedures had proved to be reasonably successful.
Another study published in the journal of European Urology in January 2006 recorded similar results. Here, researchers from St. Peter’s Andrology Centre and Institute of Urology, London charted the progress of 42 men who’d undergone surgical division of the suspensory ligament between 1998 and 2005.
This study recorded a mean increase in stretched flaccid penis length of 1.3 cm (0.5 inches). At the extremes, the study also reported that a number of patients unfortunately experienced post-operative penile shortening of up to 1 cm (probably due to scar contracture), whilst a lucky few who stuck rigidly to a post-operative penile stretching regime managed an increase of up to 3 cm (1.2 inches).
Interestingly, whereas patients in the first study reported significant improvements in sexual self-esteem, the patient’s in this study weren’t quite as thrilled. When asked, “Are you satisfied with the outcome of your surgery?” only 35 percent answered in the affirmative. The researchers concluded that although length increases were possible, the degree of improvement wasn’t typically enough to satisfy the patient.
So there you have it, an overview of the typical results that are achieved if you’re prepared to entrust your man servant to the hands of the surgeon. As you can see, penis lengthening surgery can offer modest gains, but nothing spectacular. Also, please bear in mind that this article does have the time or inclination to go into the potential complications that can arise from such surgery (which are numerous), the need for consistent post-operative penile stretching or the fact that results can vary significantly between surgeons. Those, I’m afraid are topics to be covered in my next late night, insomnia remedying ezine article. Until then, in the immortal words of Ace Frehley…”Stop looking down and look up and by proud of it!”