General information and advice on phalloplasty.

The Surgical Option vs. Traction Devices for Phallic Augmentation

Phalloplasty Penile Augmentation Surgery

You'd rarely meet a man or a woman who does not wish a certain part, or parts, of their body were a little bigger, smaller, or different in some way. The desire for perfection is quite universal and goes for both tangible and intangible assets. For men, there is a certain bodily part of great significance that most men - according to several surveys - wish they could make bigger; I'm talking about the male sex organ of course.

Two Proven Options of Phallic Augmentation

The good news is that there are proven methods, both surgical and nonsurgical, that can effectively increase penile size to some extent.


Penile augmentation surgery can be performed to increase either the girth, length, or both. Penile traction devices are a non-invasive method of penile elongation. Many men achieved permanent enlargement of their sex organ with these methods, with varying results and satisfaction degree.

Augmentation Surgery and its Risks

As rightly said, surgery should always be the last resort of the wise. As long as you can avoid a surgical intervention to your medical condition, do so. This is simply because of the short term and long term risks associated with going under the knife. Penile augmentation surgery is no exception. The experts are of the strong opinion that penoplasty (or phalloplasty) should not be performed without prior consultation and advice of the specialized doctors. Nevertheless, there is reportedly an increasing number of men seeking out enlargement procedures. Maybe thanks to David Beckham and other well-endowed celebs that this industry is blooming!

The first major risk associated with this type of procedure is nerve and blood vessel damage. Since the lengthening procedure involves cutting the penile suspensory ligament, it requires expert hands adept at conducting such complicated procedures. The risk of nerve and vessel damage is quite high. Permanent nerve damage can result in zero sensation in the penis, which may aggravate to a situation requiring penile amputation.

Another risk commonly associated with surgery is infection. An open body is always susceptible to infection. Since surgery essentially involves cutting through the skin, a little lapse on the part of the surgeon could expose the penis to severe infection. Infected tools, gloves and air-borne infections are all possible risks.

You will be exposing your most “precious” body part to a large scar, which will inevitably form after stitches are removed or dissolved. No one can exactly predict the formation of scar on the penis, but if formed, it could result in further complications. Besides visible deformation, it could also develop into Peyronie's disease, which is a condition where a permanent and possibly painful curvature occurs in an erect penis.

In some types of penile surgery, an implant is inserted within the shaft, which further leads to an “unnatural” feeling, as this implant tends to move inside the penis. This feeling can play up psychologically and can lead to under-performance and less-than-satisfactory sexual life.

General anesthetic complications are another risk you are exposing your body to. Slightly less or more dosage of anesthetic can be quite damaging during the surgery. Therefore, general anesthesia should be avoided. Local anesthesia is preferred only when the administrator is a qualified anesthetist.

Till the time you have completely recovered from the surgery, which may take months, the sexual frustration is bound to increase in the absence of any sexual activity. Moreover, it will be rare not to suffer from side effects, like pain or discomfort, which may make it difficult to enjoy sexual moments with your partner.

Impotence can easily set in post-surgery if the procedure indeed went bad ever so slightly.

Cost factor can never be overlooked when it comes to surgery. This is an expensive affair that can cost from a couple to several thousands of dollars - depending on where it is done and the complexity of the required procedure.

Undoubtedly, penis augmentation surgery should, ideally, be an absolute no-no for any wise man. If you still want to take the plunge, make sure the surgeon has years of experience with similar successful surgeries.

Traction Devices and their Shortcomings

After taking into consideration the several disadvantages that come with the surgical option, most users look for non-invasive ways to improve their penile size. Penile traction therapy tops the list of natural enlargement options. This involves wearing a traction device, aka a penis extender, for several hours a day to stimulate elongation of the organ.

The concept and design of penis extender devices for enlargement was developed by a Danish company called DanaMedic, according to the PenileGuider website. They are the manufacturer of the original Jes Extender, which is the base model for most penile traction devices found in the market today, including X4 Labs, and the second generation extender Male Edge, each comes with its pros and cons.

The way penis extenders work is simple, a padded rubber strap or a tube is fastened around the bottom of the glans, which is used to pull the penis out through a definite amount of traction force provided by two metal or plastic bars supported by the device's base alongside each side of the shaft.

A penis extender generates moderate and consistent stretching force that is believed to result in permanent size increase in the long run. Clinical studies have been conducted on penis extenders, and they were proven to be effective, although results varied for each user.

In order to gain remarkable results, one has to wear the device for no less than 4 hours a day, and stick to a daily routine for no less than 3 months. There have been reports of length increase ranging from 0.5 to 3 inches after years of traction and exercising, mostly self-reported and not verified by an independent source.

However, as you can imagine, this is not an easy option, nor is it risk-free. A lot of users found it completely difficult and impractical to wear an extender for the recommended periods of time. Complaints are mostly of discomfort due to the strap constricting blood flow to the glans. Many users also found it very difficult to keep the device on as the strap keeps slipping off.

In an attempt to address some of the common problems with traditional penis extenders, some manufacturers introduced a new technology that depends on a vacuum-based attachment to pull the penis instead of the strap. The most popular of these devices are the PeniMaster PRO and Phallosan Forte.

But even with the more comfortable vacuum-head extenders, there are still some concerns about safety and effectiveness. The major risks experienced by users are reduced circulation in the glans, blister formation, and pain inside the penis (a sign of internal tissue or nerve damage).

There is no device that has been approved by the FDA for penile enlargement, and most products sold online are of subpar quality and possibly risky for long-term use. It is advised that you don't buy or use any penis device before consulting with your doctor. You may waste your money, your time, and most importantly, you may cause injury to your erectile tissue leading to erectile dysfunction.

So, do you still want a bigger phallus? You decide -- but remember that an average-sized man (5-6 inches erect) who knows how to use his stick is more likely to satisfy his woman than a 9 incher with no skills. See what really matters?