Most men who ask for penis lengthening, have a penis length at the lower normal limits (8-13 cm) or less. This operation does not change the functionality as it intervenes, only mechanically, in the length that is outside the abdomen. Let us explain here that liposuction, which empties the lower abdomen and shows longer length than the penis, is welcome and is often combined with this operation. About one-third to one-half of the penis is inside the body, where it connects to the lower surface of the pubic bone with specific ligaments. These ligaments cause the penis to rise above the pubic bone during erection.
The operation briefly
Surgical release of these ligaments brings more length of the penis out of the body, and allows it to protrude more out of the abdomen, providing more functional length. This is usually done under local anesthesia and intoxication or, if the patient wishes, under general anesthesia.
In order to enhance this new length, a special technique is used to suture the skin of the lower abdomen so that the new length is covered by healthy skin.
Depending on your body type, a liposuction combination may be needed.
Usually, 2-4 cm in length are gained with this operation.
Stay in the hospital
The patient leaves the same day wearing a special corset.
The incisions are placed in folds of the skin and are not visible after healing.
The sutures are absorbable and do not need to be removed.
A complete medical history should be taken before any surgery. As a precautionary measure, we stop any homeopathic or herbal preparation, aspirin and anti-inflammatory for 10 days before surgery and for 3 days after. It would be helpful at the first meeting to have a list of prescription drugs.
If you are a smoker, try to quit for 4 weeks before and after surgery. Alternatively, you can reduce your cigarettes to 5 a day, as this can reduce the chances of complications.
Risks and Complications
Although penis lengthening surgery is safe and effective, there are risks involved. Therefore, it is important to have a thorough consultation, with a certified plastic surgeon, about possible complications from surgery, which may include bruising, bleeding, swelling, incision rupture, infection, loss of upward angle of the penis, nerve injury or erectile dysfunction. Further surgery may be required to correct any of these complications.