Penile Enlargement (Phalloplasty)

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Penile enlargement, or phalloplasty, began in the early 1990s. Since then, doctors have refined their techniques to decreases risks and optimize the benefits of this surgery. Penile enlargement can lengthen the penis, increase girth, and the size of the head of the penis, through various techniques. Most plastic surgery boards do not endorse penile enlargement surgery because they believe it poses unnecessary risks to an otherwise normally functioning organ. There are reputable doctors that perform this procedure although it is not widely supported. Ultimately, the decision to have penile enlargement lies with you.


*The average cost of Penis Enlargement Surgery ranges between $4,000 and $5,000.

Penile Enlargement is a type of surgery used only for men with erectile dysfunction caused by disease, irreversible damage and surgery.

Penis Enlargement Surgery also known as Phalloplasty is a permanent solution for enlargement of the penis.









  1. What are some of the common benefits of penile enlargement?
  2. How is a penile enlargement done?
  3. At what age can penile enlargement be done?
  4. How long does penile enlargement take?
  5. Do I have to stay in the hospital?
  6. How much pain is there?
  7. What can I expect after a penile enlargement?
  8. What is the recovery period like?
  9. What is the long-term outcome like for most people?
  10. Ideal Candidate
  11. Alternatives
  12. Risks


What are some of the common benefits of penile enlargement?

Penile enlargement (phalloplasty) can add length or girth to the penis and in some cases may help a man to feel less self-conscious about this area.

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How is a penile enlargement done?

There are different techniques used in penile enlargement. Commonly, the suspensory and fundiform ligament at the base of the penis is released, causing the portion of the penis normally hidden inside the body to be visible. Your doctor may add tissue expanders to prevent contraction of the ligament in the future. A scrotalplasty procedure can be performed to reduce the skin of the scrotum making the penis appear more prominent. Fat injections or tissue grafts add girth to the penis shaft or the head of the penis known as the glans.

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At what age can penile enlargement be done?

Penile enlargement has no specific age requirements.

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How long does penile enlargement take?

Surgery is usually one to three hours long.

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Do I have to stay in the hospital?

This surgery requires a brief hospital visit and outpatient care for a period of one to three days.

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How much pain is there?

There is some pain with this procedure but it can be comfortably managed through medication prescribed by your plastic surgeon.

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What can I expect after a penile enlargement?

After you wake up from the general anesthesia, your penis will be wrapped in surgical dressings that will need to be replaced periodically according to your doctor's directions. You will need to stay in the hospital a few hours before being moved to an outpatient facility or accommodations where you can receive assistance.

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What is the recovery period like?

There will be minimal discomfort following the procedure, which can be alleviated by pain medication. After your phalloplasty you will be quite swollen for a few days, but all swelling will subside within six months of the procedure. Your doctor will require you to do postoperative physical therapy to prevent retraction of the penis and maximize gains. You will also need to avoid smoking and strenuous activity for two to three weeks following penile enlargement surgery. To decrease your risk of infection, showering will have to be avoided for a week or more. During this time you will have to use a sponge or washcloth to clean yourself. Sex can be resumed anywhere from four to eight weeks later. The more extensive the surgery, the longer you must wait before resuming any sort of sexual activity.

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What is the long-term outcome like for most people?

Most men experience a one inch gain in length or width. If fat injections are used in glanular enlargement of the head of the penis or in girth enhancement, there is a chance that the fat could eventually be reabsorbed into the body, eliminating any gains you may have had.

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Ideal Candidate

  • An individual who does not take anticoagulants or blood thinners
  • No serious heart problems
  • A patient who has a low risk of scarring and keloid formation
  • Mature enough to weigh the benefits and possible risks of the procedure

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Weight loss or liposuction of the pubic fat pad (the area above the base of the penis) can make the penis appear longer. Doctors are divided on whether or not certain non-surgical methods work. There are some vacuums and weighted devices that may be able to stretch the penis, but the results are not consistent or as significant as penile enlargement surgery. Weighted stretching of the penis is used after penile enlargement to maintain results, but it is not conclusive whether this therapy will work without the phalloplasty procedure.

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  • Loss of sensitivity in the penis or increased sensation
  • Asymmetry
  • Excessive scarring
  • Shortening or retraction of the penis
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Less erect erections

The information on this web site is intended only as an introduction to this procedure and should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor as a guarantee of the result. The best method of determining your options is to consult qualified surgeons who are able to answer specific questions related to your situation.

*Disclaimer: Cost Source: Most surgeons offer convenient payments plans for this procedure. Cost does not include anesthesia, operating room facility, hospital stay, and other related expenses. Costs may vary depending the extensiveness of the procedure, location, and other factors. Costs are provided solely for research purposes. For specific estimates, please contact a qualified plastic surgeon.

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