Patient Information -FAQs

How soon can I have sex after penile surgery?

Sex is permitted 4-6 weeks after surgery. Maximal erection length can take up to 6 months to be achieved. The extender device provided must be used faithfully as instructed for up to 6 months to obtain the best result.

What is more important – Width or Length?

An excessively long penis can be painful to a woman during intercourse. The vaginal canal averages 4 inches in length and the concentration of sensory nerves is just inside the opening on the floor and sides of the canal. Therefore, increased width is probably more important than increased length.

Why do I have to do stretching exercises after penis surgery?

You have to stretch the penis to prevent it from retracting and healing in its original position. If fat is used, stretching prevents clumping or irregularities.

Why do I have to wrap my penis following surgery?

Wrapping the penis prevents it from “telescoping” and clumping the fat.

Are male enhancement procedures covered by insurance?

No. These procedures are considered cosmetic surgery. Contact our office for information about available financing.

Is penis enlargement safe?

Yes. All surgery carries some risk, but the risks with penile enlargement are rare.

Are there any guarantees?

No. No one can predict with certainty the length gain or the girth gain from fat or Alloderm.

How much can I expect to gain?

Results vary among individuals, but you can expect to gain 1-2 inches with penis lengthening and a 35% increase in girth gain with penis widening.

When can I return to work?

You can probably return to work the next day. You will need to avoid heavy lifting for four weeks and must wear a special dressing for 1 month to keep the penis extended and prevent “telescoping” which will compromise the final result.

Are there any adverse affect from releasing the ligaments?

No adverse effects have been reported. Ligament release has nothing to do with erection. Eighty-five percent of patients have no erection angle change. If there is an erection angle change, it is only 10-15% and interferes with no penile function.

Is there much pain?

The post-op pain is minimal. There are no stitches to take out. Pain medication easily controls discomfort.

Do I have to be admitted to the hospital?

No. The surgery is performed as an outpatient.

Is financing available?

Yes. The front office can discuss this with you.

What do I have to do as a patient?

With regard to enhancement, the doctor provides 100% of the final result. For lengthening, the final result is a 50/50 proposition. The doctor does the surgery and the patient follows the instruction to prevent retraction and obtain the best result. This may take a full 4-6 months and probably more.

Will I have any loss of feeling?

No. No sensation loss has been reported. In less than 5% of patients, small nodules may form from the fat.

This can be corrected by a minor outpatient procedure under local anesthesia at no charge.

What does ED mean?

Once more commonly referred to as impotence, erectile dysfunction or ED, for short — refers to the condition of not being able to produce or maintain an erection. Men who suffer from ED may not be able to produce an erection at all, while others may become flaccid while engaging in sexual acts.

There are many reasons why men may suffer from ED. The primary factor is a restriction of blood flow to the penis. This may occur as a result of heart disease, such as narrowing of the arteries or high blood pressure, or even due to stress or psychological effects.

What do ED drugs do?

In short, ED drugs improve blood flow to the penis so that you can get and keep an erection when you're aroused. Most ED drugs online come in the form of pills, so they're very easy to take. Depending on the medicine you're prescribed, you can expect it to start working in as little as 30 minutes. For example, Viagra (Sildenafil) and Levitra (Vardenafil) take effect in about 30 minutes, and they can work for up to 4 hours. The ED drug Cialis (Tadalafil) typically starts working in about 2 hours, but it will continue to work for up to 36 hours.

Which ED drug you choose will depend on several factors. One of the most important is how long it takes to work. Men who want to enjoy spontaneous sex might choose Cialis (Tadalafil) because it has such a long life in your body. On the other hand, men who want to have sex right away might prefer a fast-acting drug like Viagra (Sildenafil). It's important to understand that ED drugs come with side effects. Every man is different, so what you experience might be slightly different than someone else.