Are you concerned that your penis is too short or too thin? If so, you may be wondering what exactly determines penis size. Why do some guys get large members and others don’t? A common answer is genetics, but it’s much more complicated than that. Fortunately, penis enlargement surgery can help put you in control of your penis size. Whether you’re concerned about length or girth, there are penile surgery options available to help you enhance your penis.
Where Does Penis Size Come From?
We’ve mentioned that penis size can be influenced by genetics, but that isn’t the full story. The Y chromosome you get from your father is responsible for you having a penis, but the X chromosome from your mother may have influence over penis size and shape. However, genetics aren’t quite that simple. You also have what are called de novo genes, which are unique to you and slightly different from your parents’. These may also play a part in penis size.
Also, hormones can have an impact on how big your penis is. During puberty, testosterone and growth hormones are what cause your penis to grow in length and girth. If you produce less of these hormones, this could delay puberty or lead to a smaller penis than average. Many different factors can impact hormone production, including hormones, exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals, and nutrition.
Malnutrition may also lead to you developing a smaller penis than your genetic potential. Specifically, malnutrition while in the womb or in the first few years of your life can impact not only your hormones, but also your growth and development. Therefore, just as tall parents can have a short child due to genetic and environmental factors, you may not be able to blame your penis size on your parents’ genetics alone. If you’re concerned about your size, penis enlargement surgery can help you gain confidence.
Penis Enlargement Surgery is the Only Way to Get a Bigger Penis
As you can see, even though genetics aren’t only to blame for a small penis, there is often little you can do to increase growth. However, penis size is still a common source of anxiety and insecurity for men. Penis enlargement surgery may help increase length and width so you can feel more self-assured about your size. After reading the above about difference influences on penis size, you might be wondering if there are alternatives for increasing the size of your penis. For example, can you take testosterone or human growth hormone for a bigger penis? The answer is no. There’s no research to support the many marketing claims of testosterone supplement manufacturers that testosterone can increase your size. Also, good nutrition is important for your health, but will likely have no effect on the size of your penis.
Penis enlargement surgery is the only way to increase penis length and width. For length, your male enhancement surgeon can perform what is called a suspensory ligament release, which allows more of the penis to hang outside of the body. For width, we can use your own fat cells to widen the penis to reduce the risk of rejection. Penile surgery has helped thousands of men gain confidence and feel more desirable by enhancing the look and size of their penises.
At Texas Phalloplasty Institute, we offer individualized care for penile enhancement procedures. Dr. Capriotti is a board-certified surgeon with experience in penis enlargement surgery and a wide range of procedures that help provide natural looking cosmetic results. Call us today at (713) 647-7201 to learn more. We are here to help you achieve your goals.