Penile size and penile enlargement surgery: a review

Int J Impot Res. Nov-Dec 2008;20(6):519-29. doi: 10.1038/ijir.2008.14. Epub 2008 May 22.


Penile size is a considerable concern for men of all ages. Herein, we review the data on penile size and conditions that will result in penile shortening. Penile augmentation procedures are discussed, including indications, procedures and complications of penile lengthening procedures, penile girth enhancement procedures and penile skin reconstruction.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Penis / anatomy & histology*
  • Penis / surgery*
  • Surgery, Plastic* / adverse effects