Penile enlargement: from medication to surgery

J Sex Marital Ther. 2010;36(2):118-23. doi: 10.1080/00926230903554453.


Penis lengthening pills, stretch apparatus, vacuum pumps, silicone injections, and lengthening and thickening operations are available for men who worry about their penis size. Surgery is thus far the only proven scientific method for penile enlargement. In this article, we consider patient selection, outcome evaluation, and techniques applied. In our view, sexological counseling and detailed explanation of risks and complications are mandatory before any operative intervention.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Patient Selection
  • Penile Diseases / drug therapy
  • Penile Diseases / surgery*
  • Penis / anatomy & histology
  • Penis / surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*
  • Self Concept
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Urologic Surgical Procedures, Male / methods*