Research has shown that the average size of a penis varies between 4.7 to 6.3 inches. So when a penis is somewhat smaller than this length, it is designated as a small penis. This may appear as a single disorder or may also be associated with a thin penis.
A person having a penis shorter than that length is eligible to receive treatment provided he is fit enough to receive medication or to undergo surgery. A person is eligible for hormone therapy only if the doctor is satisfied that the organ will respond to treatment.
This is determined by giving a person seeking treatment hormone therapy for a period of 3 months and monitoring whether there is an increase in the size of his penis. Penis lengthening surgeries are performed only when other medications have failed to produce any results.
The various medical conditions which may result in a man having a small penis are hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism, hyperogonatrophic hypogonadism, partial androgen insensitivity, deficiency of growth hormone and thyroid hormone, idiopathic small phallus and chordee. Penis enlarging surgery is undertaken when proper results are not achieved by using medicines.
When hormones are administered in the form of injections or skin patches or oral tablets, the concentration of hormones in blood naturally increases. The hormones bind to the androgen receptors of the penis and cause certain changes in the tissues of the penis.
This causes multiplication of penile tissues and leads to further growth. The penis grows in size if there is continuous multiplication of the penile tissues. This process generally continues for a year and typically stops after the penis acquires a normal size.
The various types of hormone therapy are Replacement of the testosterone hormone , growth hormone therapy, IGF-1 therapy, DHT therapy and gonadotrophin therapy
After administering the hormone therapy, if the penis grows for about 1.25 cm in 3 months, it is understood that the penis has capacity to grow further. Then only is this treatment continued.
The three types of penis enlarging surgeries are penis lengthening surgery, penis girth increasing surgery and chordee correction. Penis enlargement surgery is undertaken when medication has not produced any tangible results.
A penile lengthening surgery helps to increase the non-erect length of the penis and the erect length to some extent. The benefits vary from people to people but normally the average length gained is about 4cms.
The ligament dividing the internal part of the penis is divided and a muscle technique is also used to ensure that this surgery is viable in the long run. If the area above the penis is too full or masks the full length of the penile shaft, a liposuction is generally recommended.
A person who has responded well to hormonal therapy and his penis size has increased considerably is not eligible for penis lengthening surgery. Furthermore, a person is eligible for hormonal treatment only after the doctor decides that the person will benefit from hormonal therapy.
The side-effects of DHT treatment may include dry skin, changes in the bowel habit, muscle pain, increased thirst, high blood pressure, stomach upset, loss of appetite, weight loss, increased urination and unusual taste in the mouth.
The penis lengthening surgery may have a number of side effects. Some of these include: infections, nerve damage, difficulty in getting an erection and reduced sensitivity. The most dangerous effect is that scarring can leave a penis shorter than what it was originally.
After undergoing a penis lengthening surgery, a person will require to take medications for a few days to control the pain. A person will have to pay attention in order to care for the extra length gained during the surgery.
A man will normally have to wear weights and wrap the penis for a period of 12 weeks. A man should also abstain from sexual activities for 3-4 weeks and from high energy sports for 6 weeks.
Although a man has to take medications to ease pain for only a week after a penis lengthening surgery, it takes time to fully recover from the surgery. A person will have to refrain from sexual activities and intense physical activities for a specific period. A patient normally requires 12 weeks to recover fully. Hormone therapy has no side-effects and the recovery time is negligible.
Penis lengthening surgery may cost anything in between Rs 2.2 lakhs and Rs 6.2 lakhs in India. Gonadotrophic hormone injections can be obtained in India within the price range of Rs 175 – Rs 1000. Treatment with growth hormones generally will cost something around Rs 200000 in India.
Penis lengthening surgery helps to increase the length of a person’s penis. The extra inches that a person has gained are more or less permanent provided that he follows the post-treatment guidelines properly. Hormone therapy helps to increase both the length and the thickness of the penis. These results are also permanent.
Two exercises that help to increase the size of penis are hot cloth warm up and the jelq method for enlargement of penis. Other exercises that can help to increase the size of a penis are thumb stretcher, backward puller, opposite stretch, kegel and the rotating stretch.