The perfect penis in about an hour
by Dana James
Everyone is talking about the prosthesis that Marky Mark Wahlberg
used in the movie Boogie Nights, but little do they know he could
have avoided the whole embarrassing situation with a 55-minute
Penis enlargement surgery has been available since 1991. Of
all the men who have this procedure, 95 per cent have done it
to boost their self-esteem and confidence. The surgery involves
two separate procedures, both completely natural and do not involve
implants or other foreign materials. The first is a lengthening
procedure, originally developed more than 20 years ago to treat
boys suffering from "microphallus", an abnormally small
penis. The second procedure is a fat transplant process adapting
traditional plastic surgery techniques.
The amount the penis can be lengthened depends on the man's
anatomy. The results generally range from one to two-and-a-half
inches. The lengthening is achieved by making an incision in
the pubic region and removing the fundiform and suspensory ligaments
of the penis. This allows the part of the penis which is contained
inside the body, to move forward. There is no way of knowing
what the length increase will be prior to the operation.
No actual length is created since the penis is not divided
or added to. This procedure allows the penis to be repositioned
so it sticks out further from the body and allows greater flaccid
and erect lengths.
Director of Patient Services at Cosmetic Surgery International
Scott Clark said, "Cosmetic care, unlike any other surgery,
is to enhance a body part."
Unlike breast augmentation surgery, in which patients see
immediate results, penile lengthening requires the use of medications
to prevent scar tissue and weights to increase the length of
After the surgery, a lengthening device is used. This specialized
stainless steel weight is worn from the end of the penis. The
weight helps the penis to heal at its new length and helps to
achieve the longest penis possible.
The most immediate increase will be noticed in the flaccid
state but with the use of the weights, the erect length will
develop over the following months.
The widening process involves a transfer of fat cells from
the patient's lower abdomen into the tissue between the skin
and the erectile tissue of the penis.
The patient's own fat cells are used for the augmentation
because they have a lesser risk of rejection from the body. The
circumference can be increased by 30 to 50 per cent, depending
on the results desired by the patient.
Some surgeons feel the transfer of fat cells is not the most
effective way to widen the penis. There is a new procedure called
Dermal Graft Augmentation, which involves taking the dermal grafts
from the crease where the thigh meets the buttocks. The doctor
inserts the dermal strips on each side of the penile shaft. The
graft is then positioned and tucked into the penis. The patient
may experience discomfort in the buttocks region for two to three
weeks after the surgery is performed.
Clark said, "There is only so much lengthening that the
body will allow the surgeon to do, but people come in here and
want their penis to be widened as big and round as an oil can.
We decide who is ready to have a penis enlargement. We make sure
they are mature and of sound mental state before performing the
operation. If an 18-year-old boy came in here because he was
getting ridiculed in the locker room, then we wouldn't perform
Lengthening and augmentation procedures take approximately
25 minutes each. Surgery involving both procedures is recommended
to be performed six to 12 months apart. This is the best combination
for proper healing.
There are approximately 50 surgeons in North America who have
performed more than 15,000 penis enlargements a year. But some
surgeons are opposed to the operation. "There aren't a lot
of doctors who are qualified to perform the operation,"
Some side effects of the operation are scarring, infection,
numbness and loss of function, irritation or loss of skin, tightness,
and bleeding. After the lengthening procedure, a patient should
have three days of bed-rest. After the penis widening procedure,
the patient is required to stay in bed for five days. Patients
are also advised to abstain from sexual contact for six weeks
until the penis has properly healed.
In Toronto, Dr. Robert Stubbs performs the majority
of penile enlargements. The lengthening procedure costs $4,345
and a girth enhancement by fat transfer costs $1,872.50. To have
the dermal graft procedure done, the cost is $4,547.50.
"Most cosmetic surgeons refer their patients to Dr. Stubbs.
He has done the most penile enlargements in the area and is the
most experienced," said Dr. M. Bederman, a cosmetic surgeon.
Dr. Stubbs was unable to comment because he was in surgery at
"Since it is a relatively new procedure, it hasn't had
ample time to become common," Clark said.
Judging by the number of advertisements in the November issue
of Men's Journal magazine, penis enlargements are in demand.
Men considering surgery should take time to look into every aspect
of the procedure and find a good surgeon.
"There are pumps and cheap devices that are selling all
over North America. They're gimmicks," Clark said. "The
pump restricts the blood flow of the penis, like tying a string
around the finger. Your finger swells up because it has so much
blood trapped in a small place but as soon as you take the string
off the finger returns back to its normal size."
If you're not one for surgery, pain, or abstaining from sex
for six weeks, remember the old saying, "It's not the size
of the boat, it's the motion in the ocean."
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