Penis Extenders vs. Penis Enlargement Surgery: Which Is Safer?

If you have a small penis, chances are you may have considered one or two penile enlargement programs on the Internet.  First thing to remember though is that most penile enlargement claims are actually baseless; secondly, some of them can actually harm the penis.

Penile enlargement products are not that hard to find.  They can be found littered around men’s health websites.  However, a lot of the products out there don’t actually work.  Enlargement pills and lotions claim to give firmer erection, but none of them have been proven to affect enhancement in size.  Vacuum pumps are used to treat erectile dysfunction, but are not effective size enhancers.  What they do achieve though is temporary increase in length.  Penile exercises also known as jelqing uses hand motion to enhance penile erection.  This method is just like the usual jerk-off session for most guys, but the hand-over-hand motion can cause scarring and deformation.

There are however two types of penile enlargement methods that are worth a look.  First is the penile extender and the second one is penile surgery.  Both methods promise to give positive results.  However, it is best to know the risks first before trying them out.Penis Extenders

Penis Extenders and Strechers

Penis strechers work by gradually stretching the penis over time.  It uses a non-invasive device to be worn over the penis.  Screw-rods are used to adjust the tension in the extender and to apply an increasing traction to the penis.  It uses the principle of traction where a continuous tension is applied on the penis to affect tissue division and multiplication resulting in the increase in length of the penis.  Penis extenders promise to increase the length of the penis by 1-3 inches.

Penis Enlargement Surgery

Penile enlargement surgery is done in several ways.  The earliest method is by cutting the suspensory ligament to lengthen the shaft and then using plastic surgery to cover the exposed length with new skin. The second method is using the fat from the thighs of the patient and injecting the liposuctioned fat into the penile shaft to increase the length and girth.  The third method is using the dermis and fat from the patient and grafting this into the shaft.

Penis Enlargement Surgery

Since penile extenders are non-surgical, this enlargement method is the safest.  There are still risks, however.  Some extenders are recommended by manufacturers to be used even in public.  But this is unsafe since extenders use clamps to achieve traction.  If numbness or coldness occurs, the extender should be removed immediately.  If worn in public, any immediate act to remove this will result in an extremely embarrassing situation.

A procedure for penile enlargement is rarely done.  Penile surgery is usually done for functionally impaired penises.  The method of cutting off the suspensory ligament is potentially harmful because it might cause an unstable erection. Surgery might also cause penile deformation, scarification and loss of penile function.  There are also several complications that may arise in a surgical procedure.

Sometimes, the penis would look like it is coming from the scrotum instead of coming from the

by manufacturers to be used even in public.  But this is unsafe since extenders use clamps to achieve traction.  If numbness or coldness occurs, the extender should be removed immediately.  If worn in public, any immediate act to remove this will result in an extremely embarrassing situation.

A procedure for penile enlargement is rarely done.  Penile surgery is usually done for functionally impaired penises.  The method of cutting off the suspensory ligament is potentially harmful because it might cause an unstable erection. Surgery might also cause penile deformation, scarification and loss of penile function.  There are also several complications that may arise in a surgical procedure.

Sometimes, the penis would look like it is coming from the scrotum instead of coming from the abdominal wall.  Sometimes the grafted skin sloughs off leaving an area that is ulcerated.  If fat is used, sometimes the fat gets reabsorbed by the body resulting to the loss of girth.  Sometimes, the fat does not dissolve uniformly resulting to bumps along the shaft.  Penis enlargement is considered by most to be controversial and potentially harmful.

So far, data collected by surgeons regarding cosmetic enlargement have been inaccurate.  The increase in length is usually at 1-2 inches, but the increase is not guaranteed to be permanent.

Before going through any penile enlargement program, make sure that you talk with your partner.  Sometimes, a man’s perception of his small penis is actually not a problem for the partner.