Penis enlargement procedures don’t work, study finds

Penis enlargement procedures don’t work, study finds

Procedures to make penises larger do not work, are “ineffective and risky” and leave many men physically or psychologically scarred, research reveals, with an expert saying they should almost never be carried out and saying that men were being exploited by “charlatans”.

There is “scant” evidence that the range of procedures men undergo in a bid to enlarge their penis actually produce that result, according to a review by British experts.

The treatments carry a high risk of complications, including permanent numbness, a review of the available evidence concluded. And most men who undergo penile extension are dissatisfied with the results afterwards.

“[The review] found overall treatment outcomes were poor, with low satisfaction rates and significant risk of major complications, including penile deformity, shortening, and erectile dysfunction,” the authors said.

The findings are outlined in a new paper in the Sexual Medicine Reviews journal reporting an analysis by Gordon Muir, a urologist at King’s College hospital in London, and researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London.

“These procedures should almost never be done,” said Muir. “They can cost up to £30,000 or even £40,000, and often, the man ends up with a penis that is disfigured and there is no more than 20% satisfaction rates with these procedures.”

The researchers reviewed 17 previous studies which assessed 21 different types of procedure, both surgical and non-surgical, performed on 1,192 men, in Britain and abroad. The two commonest involve injections of dermal fillers into the penis and an operation called suspensory ligament incision, in which the surgeon makes a cut above the penis and divides the ligament that anchors it.

“The vast majority of men who may wish to have their penis made longer have a penis of completely normal length, but they often feel that their penis is too small,” said Muir.

Muir hit out at “the bunch of charlatans out there preying on these vulnerable men” by offering them procedures that are usually of no value.

“Many men who wish to undergo penis enlargement procedures have an average-sized penis but believe their size to be inadequate. Sadly, some clinics seem to ignore this. Surgeons in the private sector should not do this. It’s wrong on every level.”

An unknown number of men who seek such treatment have either body dysmorphic disorder or penile dysfunction disorder, both of which involve an obsessive dissatisfaction with their appearance.

Muir added: “Our view is that only men who have been fully appraised of the technical problems that occur, have been told the truth about that, and been through a full psychological assessment, should consider it.”

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11 Comments

  1. Colossus
    May 15, 07:17 Reply

    Eeya, all my hopes dashed. What would i do with all the money I’ve been saving for my own penile enlargement?

    • J
      May 15, 09:59 Reply

      Give it to charity. Please don’t get yourself all stressed out. Not everyone wants a partner with a big penis.

      Read ‘Honoring The Self’ by Nathaniel Branden. I hope it will improve your self-esteem and help you accept what you can’t change about yourself.

    • Higwe
      May 15, 12:05 Reply

      Lol …..
      Shaving of pubes and losing the gut , can give the appearance of a larger penis though.

      The penis is way too sensitive an organ to tamper with ….you could end up doing irreversible damage to yourself .

      Even if the surgery worked …I wouldn’t recommend it .

  2. Bhawscity
    May 15, 07:21 Reply

    I have got a sizable bunch lol but I have also mastered the usage of my hands and tongues. Most folks don’t even achieve orgasm through penetration.

    • Black Dynasty
      May 15, 11:02 Reply

      Lol this!!!

      Like how people think cream will get to cellular and sub cellular levels to make the desired changes is frankly beyond me.

    • Malik
      May 15, 17:11 Reply

      Ynash cream please… I’m available for clinical trials… thanks.

  3. Mitch
    May 15, 11:00 Reply

    Who believed they work in the first place?

  4. Black Dynasty
    May 15, 11:00 Reply

    Lol but anyone who did even slight research from peer reviewed articles, i.e. scientific journals will know it was all bull shit @ penis enlargement.

    The funniest (to me at least) of all is that there are topical creams you can use or concoctions that you can drink that will make your dick bigger 🙄. Do folks forget interscience/biology on human anatomy so quickly?

    Be happy with what you have and know how to work with it. Besides, big does not equal satisfaction or skill….. and there really is such a thing as “toooo big”.

  5. Malik
    May 15, 17:31 Reply

    I think that gay men can draw from the same energy we use to rebuff those who try to make us feel inferior based on our looks, mannerisms or choices and use some of that energy to instantly dismiss those who judge our masculinity based on penis size.

    Own your personality and your looks. Self love especially about the aspect of your self you cannot change (like your dick length) is the only way to live a long and happy life.

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