Length vs. Girth: What is the Ideal Penis Size?
Have you ever wondered how you measure up to the ideal penis size? As a man, you’ve probably measured your own penis and compared your size to other men.
After all, you’re only human.
And you’ve wondered – are you big enough?
While size can be relative, there must be an ideal size, right?
Turns out, there is.
“I get that question all the time,” says Dr. Elliot Heller of Allure Plastic Surgery Center in New York City. “Men want to know if they’re ideal. That’s when I point them to the various studies that have been done on the subject.”
If you want to know if you’re smaller than average, larger, or somewhere in the middle, Dr. Heller is prepared to set the record straight.
First, let’s start with length.
The Ideal Penis Length
According to at least one laboratory study, the average erect penis is around 5-6 inches in length.
But is that considered ideal?
A joint study by researchers at the University of New Mexico and the University of California studied a group of 75 California residents – all 18-65-year-old women – and presented them with a variety of 3D model phalluses.
The women were asked to choose the size they would prefer for a one-night stand followed by their choice for a long-term relationship.
There were 33 penis models in all, and they ranged in size from 4.0 to 8.5 inches in length and 2.5 to 7.0 inches in circumference.
On average, the women chose the model that was 6.4 inches in length for the one-night stand.
For a long-term relationship, the women chose the model that was slightly smaller, at 6.3 inches in length.
The study proved that women want a slightly over than average penis, but the one-night stand model was only a tad above that.
Researchers concluded that novelty contributes to pleasure and that women looking for a one-night stand want to pursue pleasure primarily.
On the other hand, women prefer a slightly smaller sized penis for long-term relationships for the physical comfort an average size affords.
If you don’t measure up to the standard or the ideal, are you stuck with your size for life?
Dr. Heller says no, and points to a few methods that can be used to increase the size of one’s penis.
Methods for Increasing Penis Length
Dr. Heller says, “For a man who wants more length, I would recommend penile lengthening surgery.”
According to Dr. Heller, up to one-half of a man’s penis is located inside his body, in curvature, and is anchored to the pubic bone by the fundiform and suspensory ligament.
By releasing the ligament using an incision that is hidden within the pubic bone region, the penis will protrude on a straighter path. This can result in an increase of up to two inches in functional length.
When it comes to increasing penis length, men prefer to go for standardized procedures to avoid any kind of risks. The ligament release surgery is one of the most popular as well as the simplest methods to achieve desired results. The ideal surgical treatment enlarges the penis in a natural way. In fact, there is no other method, which can equal the effective results achieved through this method. The procedure is standardized as well as simple and quick. Dr. Heller has successfully performed this surgery on hundreds of men with a normal and functioning penis. He has gained much acclaim by delivering long-term results.
Ideal Penis Girth
The question of ideal penis girth is not a new one. Men have remained concerned about the girth of their penis for ages. You may wonder how anyone managed to figure out the most sought-after penis girth. Luckily, there are multiple studies that help us assess this in reality and answer the question. When it comes to the ideal width of the human penis, we can look to that same joint study.
Researchers found that the women looking for a one-night stand chose the phallus model that was 5.0 inches in circumference (measured at mid-shaft).
For a long-term relationship, women chose a girth of 4.8 inches, which is about average.
If you want a thicker penis, Dr. Heller has several solutions. Most importantly, he suggests the most ideal solution based on the realistic expectations and aesthetic goals of each candidate. If you are unhappy with the current girth of your penis, you should feel free to reach out to Dr. Heller and find out how he can help you achieve the desired results for the long term.
Procedures for Increasing Penis Girth
“I might recommend the Alloderm Matrix, which is a thick sheet of tissue that is placed under the skin of the penis,” says Dr. Heller. This procedure can help patients achieve a penis width gain of up to 25-35%.
The fat transfer method is another that Dr. Heller recommends. This quick, painless, and low-cost method involves removing fat from the patient’s abdomen or flanks whereby it is then injected beneath the skin of the penis to increase the thickness. Also termed as fast harvest and injection, this minimally invasive method natural as well as permanent results for aspiring candidates.
The fat transfer method consists of two essential procedures. At first, the surgeon carries out liposuction, which is a technique to collect fat cells from some specific areas of the candidate’s body. Next, the fat goes through a process of purification so as to filter out unwanted materials. Finally, the surgeon injects the purified fat into the penis shaft. This is the procedure where the surgeon has to evenly inject the fact all around the shaft area of the penis. Dr. Heller has successfully conducted this procedure with a great deal of accuracy, making sure the transferred fat survives and the penis gains in girth for the longest term.
Non-Surgical Dermal Fillers to Increase Girth
The other girth-boosting procedure that doesn’t require surgery includes FDA-approved dermal fillers, which involve a collagen-like material that is injected under the skin of the penis. The penile enlargement procedure is conducted under local anesthesia to reduce discomfort to the patient.
Dr. Heller says, “These procedures are for men who want a quick fix to a wider penis.” The dermal filler method only takes 10 minutes with no downtime and produces long-lasting results. Surgeons use different types of dermal fillers to match the specific needs of patients. Dr. Heller uses two types of dermal fillers in terms of results: Long term and semi-permanent. The components of dermal fillers include hyaluronic acid, collagen, and PMMA. These fillers have science-based formulation to offer a thicker and more aesthetic penis.
For the non-surgical, he says, “These platelets are injected into areas where the patient desires more fullness and firmness.” With a simple injection, he says, a man can enjoy more girth and much stronger erections.
How to Measure Your Penis Size
Now that you have found out the ideal length and girth of the penis, you might have started worrying about your size. It is easy to take the measurement of your penis to know its length and girth.
To measure length, you should first place a ruler or a measuring tape under the base of your erect penis. Remember to properly press the ruler into the groin to get accurate measurements. If you are someone with too much belly fat, pressing into your pubic bone is important. Now, measure the length right from the base of the penis up to the tip of the penis. You’ve got the length.
Next, it is time to find out the girth of your penis. You’ll need a soft measuring tape to take this measurement. Many people use a length of yarn to measure girth. You should avoid it, as it will give you inaccurate measurements. So, it is better to use the former for error-free measurement. First, locate the thickest or the widest part of your penis. Now, wrap the tape around this part in a gentle manner. Note down the number where the ends of the tape meet. You’ve got the measurement you are looking for. This is the girth of your penis.
To find the width, you should use the same formula you apply to find the diameter of a circle. So, simply divide the girth of your penis by 3.14 and you will have the figure you are looking for.
Do You Want a Longer and Thicker Penis?
Now that you know the ideal penis size and how to achieve more length and girth, you might be wondering where to go to have these procedures done. The Allure Plastic Surgery Center is the perfect place where you will be able to get expert advice and the most suitable solution to enlarge your penis. Most of all, you will get answers to all of your pressing questions in this regard. This will help you make a well-informed decision and set the expectations right.
For a longer and/or thicker penis and an incredible boost to your self-esteem (both inside and outside of the bedroom), schedule a consultation at the Allure Plastic Surgery Center. Call Dr. Heller to discuss your options.