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Penis Lengthening: Do Penis Weights Work?

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Many men look for penis lengthening solutions, but many products like penis weights can actually be dangerous.

Many men look for penis lengthening solutions to help them feel more confident about their size. You can certainly find claims online for increasing your penis size from suspicious internet ads and sketchy Reddit threads. One common “star” of these dubious sources is the penis weight. However, do these actually work? Are they an alternative to penis lengthening surgery? That’s exactly what we’ll discuss in this article.  

Can Penis Weights Actually Lengthen the Penis?

If you haven’t heard of these devices, penis weights are exactly what they sound like: weights that you attach to the penis, usually through a constriction ring of some kind. They’re based on the theory that stretching the penis to its limits can cause “micro-tears” that fill in with scar tissue as they heal, with the idea that that will somehow lengthen the penis. 

So, do these devices actually work for penis lengthening? As far as the research goes, probably not. There’s little research that penis weights are effective at increasing penis length. What’s more, they can actually cause damage to the penis that can even be permanent. 

Some common injuries from penis weights include:

  • Skin tears
  • Nerve damage
  • Scarring
  • Bruising
  • Blood clots
  • Loss of sensation in the head of the penis
  • Penile fractures

Now, there is some evidence that traction devices may offer some increases in size, which is what many of these device manufacturers and marketers base their claims on. However, it’s important to understand a few things. First, these studies didn’t look at penis weights. The devices were more akin to a brace that holds the penis at the base and the head and uses a device that looks like a corkscrew to stretch the penis. The men had to wear the device for several hours every day for many months to see even modest gains. Also, most of these studies have been criticized for being too small and not having random enough selection for participation. So, some think the studies aren’t high quality enough to recommend these devices.

The problem with the idea that you can stretch your penis out or build penis size is that the penis is mostly made of spongy tissues called the corpora cavernosa and corpus spongiosum. These aren’t muscles that can grow bigger with exercise. To illustrate, grab your kitchen sponge and try to stretch it out. You’ll likely only tear it. Now picture doing that to your penis before trying penis weights. 

Penis Lengthening Surgery Can Improve Your Size

So, how can you actually achieve penis lengthening? Surgery is currently the only way to gain lasting length or width. There are several types of male enhancement procedures that can increase penis size. 

Penis lengthening generally involves releasing the suspensory ligament, which connects the base of the penis to the pubic bone. This procedure allows more of the penis to hang outside the body. On average, men gain one to two inches of length after this surgery.

In addition, many men pair lengthening with a pubic tuck, which removes excess skin and fat from the pubic area that can hide part of the base of the penis, making it appear shorter. A pubic tuck alone often results in an extra half inch to an inch of visual length. 

Male Enhancement Procedures from Texas Phalloplasty Institute

Our team at Texas Phalloplasty Institute offers experienced care for male enhancement procedures. Dr. Capriotti is a double board certified cosmetic surgeon and is a leader in the industry. He was also one of the first surgeons in the U.S. to use the patient’s own fat for penis widening. Take the first step to gaining higher confidence in your size. Schedule a consultation with our team today.

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