Penis enlargement surgery
There’s 2 main types of penis enlargement surgery, penis lengthening and penis widening.
Penis lengthening surgery – this type of surgery makes the penis longer while it’s not erect (flaccid). To increase the length of the penis, a surgeon would cut one of the ligaments (suspensory ligament) which attach the penis to the hip bone (pelvis or pubic bone). This drops the angle of the penis, which makes it longer when it’s flaccid.
On average, successful penis lengthening surgery increases the length of the flaccid penis by 0.65-1.8cm. But, there’s no change to the length of the penis when it’s completely erect.
Penis widening surgery – to widen the penis, a surgeon can take fat from other parts of the body and transplant it into the penis. Or, they can put implants into the penis to make it wider. On average, this type of surgery can increase the girth (circumference) of the penis by 1.5 to 3.35cm when flaccid or 1.2 to 2.75cm when erect.
There are some drawbacks to this type of surgery. If you opt for a transplant of fat, over time the body can reabsorb 30% of the fat that’s been injected into the penis in the first 2 months. This can make the girth of the penis smaller again. Some men also experience scarring or changes in the shape of their penis.
There is also penile implant surgery but this is not for increasing maximum penis size and is only meant to help men improve erections when other erectile dysfunction treatments haven’t worked.
Can I get penis enlargement surgery in the UK?
Private – most people getting penis enlargement surgery will have to pay privately for their procedure. There are a number of doctors who can give consultations for penis enlargement, and clinics that specialise in these surgeries in the UK. To find specialists and clinics, search online or see these links:
Please note that Superdrug does not endorse, or have any affiliation with, any of these specialists or clinics.
NHS – you can only get penis enlargement surgery on the NHS if you’ve got a micropenis (less than 7cm) which would usually be diagnosed shortly after birth. So, very few men can get penis enlargement on the NHS.
How much does penis enlargement surgery cost?
Penis enlargement surgery is an expensive option, but it can be hard to find out exactly how much it will cost as many clinics do not make their prices available before having a consultation. These clinics will typically charge a £100 - £250 consultation fee.
The cost of penis enlargement surgery varies depending on the clinic, the type of surgery, and the intended results.
Where prices were available:
- Penis Enlargement Injections: £1,000 - £2,500
- Girth Enlargement Surgery: £2,500 - £6,000+
- Length Enlargement Surgery: £2,5000 - £6,000+
Surgeries to increase both length and girth can cost significantly more, but these prices were not typically available without a consultation.
Before and after
The following sites have before and after galleries for penis enlargement surgeries:
Research shows that the success rates of penis enlargement surgeries are not clear and patient satisfaction rates are low, with only 35% of men being satisfied with the results and 8% of men having serious complications from their surgeries.