In the field of medicine, penis enlargement surgery remains controversial.
It has among the highest rates of reported complications, and, among the lowest rates of long-term patient satisfaction when participants are questioned about their outcomes over a long-term horizon. Some of the reasons not to go ahead with penis enlargement surgery are outlined in the following links provided by the NHS and various Urology Journals.
European Urology (2008) Link
“…the use of cosmetic surgery to enlarge the penis remains highly controversial. There is a lack of any standardization of all described procedures. Indications and outcome measures are poorly defined, and the reported complications are unacceptably high. In our opinion, until new, reliable, and more objective and reproducible data are available, these procedures should be regarded as investigational and patients should be discouraged from undergoing these invasive treatments.”
UK NHS Link
There is an inordinate amount of misinformation regarding penis enlargement surgery on the internet and in popular culture. We have sought to address some of the most common misconceptions on the page Penis Enlargement Fact vs Fiction.
Penoplasty surgeons will often neglect to inform patients of some risks and limitations of penis enlargement surgery.
In many instances it is not explained to the patient that penis lengthening by suspensory ligament division is only effective in achieving increased flaccid penis length: in the erect state, no gain in length is s possible.
All prospective patients should read widely on the subject of penis enlargement, particularly the surgical approaches, before committing to a procedure. Our non-surgical procedures may be a better option for those who do not wish to accept the risk of higher than normal levels of reported complications; the invasive aspect of surgery, and the lengthy recovery time.
Information from government sources or industry associations is worth considering, as the information often provides an independent perspective on the pros and cons of penis enlargement surgery. We recommend searching online for cases in which penis enlargement surgery has not been successful, in order to be fully informed of the risks and limitations. The possible downside risks to surgery are real, potentially severe, and occur not infrequently.
Penis enlargement has become safer and more effective in recent years. It is possible to undergo a lower risk enlargement procedure for penis thickening using dermal fillers proven in facial aesthetics, and supported by peer-reviewed research, such as those based on Hyaluronic Acid. This procedure is available at our London Harley Street address.
There is a wealth of information available to those considering undertaking penis enlargement surgery, including in our medical literature section. Our surgeons are experienced in dealing with all aspects of male genital surgery and will clarify any questions you may have.