There are many reasons to consider penile enhancement procedures, and most can be classified as medically necessary. Those suffering from a condition known as micro-penis may find that an enhancement procedure may help. Micro-penis presents as an undeveloped male organ, usually measuring less than three inches when erect. An undersized organ can have severe detrimental effects on the psychological health and intimate relationships of the patient.
Basically, there are two primary procedures for enhancement: increasing length and width.
Lengthening: anatomically, the penis is connected to the pelvis by a tough fiber called the suspensory ligament, which restrains the shaft and sometimes obscures it inside the body. During the procedure, the ligament is severed; releasing the tension making more of the shaft visible. In order to prevent the ligament from reattaching, a stretching device may be needed for a few months after the surgery.
Widening: enhancing the width is accomplished through what is called an implanted allograft. An allograft is comprised of tissue taken from cadavers and is utilized in many types of reconstructive surgery. Many surgeons believe the allograft is a superior enhancement technique that provides the best results.
Other penis enlargement surgeries include corrections for obesity by removing fat at the base of the penis by liposuction. Many surgeons choose to perform both a lengthening and widening during the same procedure; some may opt to do them in stages. The course of treatment will depend upon the consultation and other specific patient factors such as medical history and specific outcomes from the surgery.