New York, New York – Are you one of the many men who feels your penis just isn’t quite large enough? Have you considered male enlargement surgery, but aren’t sure going under the knife is for you? Dr. Elliot Heller, a prominent plastic surgeon and penile enhancement expert, explains why surgery is a better option than all-natural methods currently being sold.
“There are many products on the market that claim to enlarge the size of your penis,” says Dr. Heller. “However, very few of them are effective at actually enlarging penis size, leaving men just as frustrated as they were before.”
Penile extenders are one product being sold that promises penile lengthening in no time, and without the pain and recovery time of surgery. While some studies have shown slight increases in length and diameter, using a penile extender without the advice of a physician can result in unwanted pain. Excessive stretching can cause bruising, nerve damage and vein thrombosis.
“I often recommend that my patients use a penile stretching device following surgery to aid in gaining maximum length,” says Dr. Heller. “However, I create strict guidelines for its use, so that patients can gain the added length, without injury to themselves. Using these devices without the care of a physician can be dangerous.”
Have you ever heard of an exercise called jelqing? This involves using a hand over hand rolling motion to move blood to the head of your penis while stretching it. While it is considered safe, it can lead to scarring if overused and there are no studies that have proven its effectiveness.
There are practically as many pills, supplements and lotions on the market as there are men who are embarrassed about their penis size. But there are no reputable studies that prove any of these are actually effective at penis enlargement. And in fact, some of them can actually interfere with medication you may already be taking. Never take any type of herbal supplement without first consulting a physician to be sure it won’t cause an issue with any medication you may already be taking.
Most men have probably heard of penis pumps as a way to extend the length of their members. These pumps are sometimes used to treat erectile dysfunction and to exercise the penis to gain a small bit of length. While a pump may make a penis look temporarily larger, overuse of the pump can lead to tissue damage and erection problems. Penis pumps are not an effective means to gain actual length in the penis.
There are also clamps and rings on the market that claim to increase penis size. They are meant to be worn once an erection has been achieved, and work by preventing blood flow. This can result in a temporary size increase, but if it’s worn for more than 30 minutes, it can cut off blood flow and cause damage to the penis.
“The truth of the matter is, while you may be looking for a fast and easy fix to enlarge your penis, there just isn’t one outside of surgery,” says Dr. Heller. “In fact, the Mayo Clinic has said ‘no reputable scientific research endorses or supports any type of nonsurgical penis enlargement.’ And the FDA has never approved a pill, lotion or device for penis enhancement. And that is because they just don’t offer results.”
So why spend the extra dollars and added annoyance on pills, creams and devices when you can quickly go under the knife with a trained surgeon and get the results you’ve always wanted? Dr. Heller regularly achieves a one to two inch increase in length with his penis enlargement surgery, and up to a 30 percent gain in width with his Alloderm fat transfer widening procedure. And even better, the results of Dr. Heller’s penis lengthening procedure are permanent.
So what are you waiting for? If you’re one of the many men who feel your member just doesn’t measure up, call for a consultation and gain back your confidence.