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What Are the Different Types of Penile Cosmetic Surgery?

By Jessica F. Black
Updated May 21, 2024
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There are a many different types of penile cosmetic surgery, but the most common are penile lengthening surgery, penile girth enhancement surgery, penile glanular enhancement surgery, and penile triple augmentation surgery. Most of these procedures are performed in a cosmetic surgery center by a licensed medical professional. The cost of these surgeries vary depending on the location of the facility and the type of procedure. Some locations may offer a finance plan that allows the patient to pay for his surgery monthly, which may make this surgery more affordable.

Lengthening is a form of penile cosmetic surgery that increases the length of the penis by separating the pubic bone from the penis and performing suprapubic liposuction. Some doctors may reposition the scrotal pubic fold in order to enhance the size of the male genitalia. This surgery may improve self-confidence and sexual sensation.

Penile girth enhancement surgery is used to increase the width of the penis and may also increase the flaccid length of the penis. Although there are several different techniques that can be used during this particular penile cosmetic surgery, the most common is a skin graft that stitches a piece of skin along the fascial tissue of the penis. The size enhancement depends on the patient's decision made during a consultation with the operating physician.

The penis glans form the head of the penis, which surrounds the urethra and varies in size and shape. This is the most sensitive component of the male genitalia, and penile glanular surgery is used to change the appearance of the glans. Some men find that the head of their penis is not proportional to the shaft of the penis and opt to have this type of penile cosmetic surgery. In some cases sensitivity may be heightened, but this surgery is primarily used for cosmetic purposes.

A triple augmentation surgery combines lengthening, girth enhancement, and glanular enhancement, which has become increasingly popular because it is a complete penile transformation. Some men desire all three procedures because it creates a unified appearance, whereas only one surgery may cause the penis to look disproportional. For instance, increasing the width of the penis without altering the glans can cause the penis to look unnatural. Most doctors do the lengthening process first to release penile ligaments and then perform the other two procedures. The most appealing aspect of penile triple augmentation surgery is that it is less expensive than having the three operations performed separately.

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Discussion Comments

By anon999706 — On Feb 27, 2018

I had a surgery done where they cut in to my nut sack and repaired something with a skin graft from my cheek. Now I can't get hard or even keep a erection on. With a Viagra pill, that lasts about five minutes. What can be done to help this so I can go back to having a sex life again? I need help. I don't have much blood flow to my penis.

By anon932086 — On Feb 11, 2014

Size does not matter. I had peyronies disease that took 2 inches from me, but as I said, size foes not matter. I was only hoping an operation would save the rest and fix the narrow part. The most important factor is functionality, not size.

By anon314902 — On Jan 20, 2013

@anon314891: You are the victim of the most idiotic propaganda. It's a common perception among males that bigger is better. That is *such* a crock! Seriously! Do a little research on the female anatomy. Most of the nerve endings in the vagina are in the first two inches of the vaginal canal. After that, it's pretty much not much. How do you think women stand to have babies?

All the porn movies and mags may make a big deal out of a man having a big penis, but most of the women I know, including me, would run screaming from some of those things. They're museum pieces, and that's about it.

If you learn how to please a woman sexually, I can assure you that none of them who are worth anything will care about your penis size. Learn to be a fantastic lover. Put her pleasure ahead of your own, and make it your personal mission to send her into orbit (and it doesn't even require a penis to do this), and I guarantee you that she won't give a flip about whether you're large, small or whatever. Just get it out of your mind that you need to be a certain size to attract a woman, and you will be so much happier.

By anon314891 — On Jan 20, 2013

Life is tough. I am a senior in high school with many friends, few being females. Because of my penis size I have shielded myself from women. I am completely lost in the confidence department. When fully erect, I stand five inches flat, two inches flaccid. You can see where my predicament may lie. I haven't had a serious girlfriend and quite frankly I think that I am missing out on life because of my inferior penis size.

I do believe that one day in college I will say "forget it" and make a revealing post on facebook so that it is out in the open that I have the smallest penis in my graduating class. But, until then I shall continue to research the various methods of penile enhancement.

By irontoenail — On Apr 04, 2012

@browncoat - I know that people like to talk about cosmetic surgery as though it's not important. And there are people who really go through with it for the wrong reasons. It should be taken seriously.

That said, I think there are people who will truly have better lives if they have cosmetic surgery. They simply cannot live well with what they have.

Men with micro-penises who really need more confidence can fall into this category. You might say they just need to find the right girl, but it's not as easy as that. People can be cruel.

Penis enlargement is such a big industry because there are people out there who are desperate and they can benefit from a carefully chosen surgery.

By browncoat — On Apr 03, 2012

@KoiwiGal - All of these surgical options have risks. And they are pretty darn expensive as well. People talk about penis surgery as though it's the equivalent of getting a breast enhancement and it's really not.

Breasts can be replaced (although not well!) with a bottle if need be in order to perform their most important function.

If you screw up your penis, there's nothing to replace it. The rest of your life will be affected.

And it's so expensive for something that very few people are going to see. I mean, they say you only gain an inch at the most. I don't even think I'd notice.

By KoiwiGal — On Apr 02, 2012

There are several things you need to keep in mind when thinking about penile cosmetic surgery.

One, that it rarely works. At least, not in the way you want it to. There have been studies showing that satisfaction is less than 35% after this kind of surgery.

Two, that it can really screw up your penis. For example, the lengthening surgery can actually cause your penis to shrink if the ligament reattaches itself the wrong way. And you don't just get the surgery, you need to attach weights to your genitals for about six months to try and ensure that doesn't happen.

And even after all that, you might still end up with a penis that has less sensitivity and becomes erect at an odd angle. Which might make it more difficult to have sex. Particularly good sex.

And frankly, why are you trying to get a larger penis, if not to make sex better?

Honestly, no matter how small you think you are, chances are she's not going to mind one bit. Particularly if you learn to use your fingers instead.

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