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BJU Int. 2006 Apr;97(4):777-8.

A vacuum device for penile elongation: fact or fiction?

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  • 1Department of Urology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the efficacy of a vacuum device as a noninvasive method for penile elongation.

PATIENTS AND METHODS:

Between September 2003 and November 2004, 37 sexually active men with a stretched penis length of <10 cm were given vacuum treatment three times a week, for 20 min on each occasion, for 6 months.

RESULTS:

After 6 months, the mean penile length had increased from 7.6 cm to 7.9 cm (no significant difference). The efficacy of vacuum treatment was approximately 10%, and the patient satisfaction rate was 30%. There was one case of haematoma of the penis and one of glans numbness, both resolved spontaneously without any intervention.

CONCLUSION:

Vacuum treatment of the penis is not an effective method for penile elongation, but provides psychological satisfaction for some men.

PMID:
16536772
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