Penile Size and Penile Enlargement Surgery: A Review

B.E. Dillon; N.B. Chama; S.C. Honig


Int J Impot Res. 2008;20(5):519-529. 

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The issue of penile size is one that will forever be an area of controversy for most men. This review sheds some light on the objective data regarding penile size. To reach a true consensus of penile size, a study comparing men from different races and nationalities would need to be performed. Standard measuring techniques are necessary to determine the results of penile lengthening procedures. We have sufficiently demonstrated medical and surgical conditions in which penile shortening occurs. In addition, we have highlighted the procedures that are currently being performed for penile lengthening, girth enhancement and plastics skin reconstruction, and their associated complications.

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