What is Penile Enhancement?


Penile Enhancement Surgery involves specialized techniques to lengthen and widen the penis. To lengthen the penis, a suspensory ligament release procedure is done while a fat transfer procedure is done to add girth. These procedures can be performed together. On average, patients see an increase of ½ to ¾ of an inch in length and 15-25% increase in circumference. These results are expected to be lasting.


How is Penile Enhancement surgery performed?


Penis enlargement surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia or twilight sleep. The procedure usually takes one to three hours to perform.


For penis lengthening, the suspensory ligament is released at the base of the penis. The penis is attached to the pubic bone by the suspensory ligament, and when this ligament is released, the penis is allowed to slide forward, increasing its visible length. The release is done through a small incision in the pubic region, where it will be hidden in your pubic hair. In select cases, removal of pubic fat and/or skin rearrangement at the base of the penis and/or scrotum may also be performed to further enhance the results,


For increasing girth, a variety of techniques are available. Fat transfer, in which fat is removed from the abdomen or thigh, purified, and skillfully injected into the shaft of the penis, is the most popular technique. Placement of tissue grafts such as dermal fat grafts and skin matrix may also be used.


What kind of results can I expect?


The average increase in length is 0.5 to 1 inch while flaccid, and the average increase in girth is 15-25%. Results, however, vary from patient to patient. Some patients get more improvement, while others get less. Though extremely rare, it is possible that there is no improvement after the procedure, or even that the penis is smaller after surgery due to the effects of scarring and contracture. Be wary of anybody promoting more than a one-inch increase in length; it’s possible but not probable.


What is the recovery time?


Most patients experience some soreness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness after surgery. If girth is increased, the degree of swelling can sometimes be quite marked. Dr. Fan will prescribe pain medication to help keep you comfortable, and many patients find they can switch to over the counter pain relievers after a few days. Bruising typically resolves over 1-3 weeks, while mild residual swelling may last longer.


While you’ll be able to get up and walk around the house the same day as surgery, you should expect to take it easy for the first few days.


Many patients return to work within the first week after penis enlargement surgery, depending on the nature of their jobs, and resume daily, normal, non-strenuous activities within a week or so. You will need to limit exercise other than walking and refrain from sexual activity for the first 4-6 weeks after penis enlargement. Dr. Fan will provide you with detailed instructions about when it is safe to resume activity.


Residual soreness, swelling, and altered sensation should gradually subside over the first several weeks to months.


Will my penis work after surgery?


You will have temporary swelling, bruising, tenderness, and altered sensation after surgery. These symptoms will generally resolve after several weeks to months.


The chance of losing any permanent function of your penis is close to zero.