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Aesthet Surg J. 2017 Oct 1;37(9):1032-1038. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjx068.

Nonsurgical Medical Penile Girth Augmentation: Experience-Based Recommendations.

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Private practice Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.


Penile augmentation is increasingly sought by men who are dissatisfied with the size and/or appearance of their penis. However, augmentation procedures are still considered to be highly controversial with no standardized recommendations reported in the medical literature and limited outcome data. Nevertheless, these procedures continue to be performed in increasing numbers in private settings. Therefore, there is a need for safe, effective, and minimally invasive procedures to be developed, evaluated, and reported in the research literature. In this article, we focus particularly on girth enhancement procedures rather than lengthening procedures as penile girth appears to be particularly important for sexual satisfaction. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the common techniques to date, with a focus on the minimally invasive injectable girth augmentation techniques. Based on considerable operative experience, we offer our own suggestions for patient screening, technique selection, and perioperative care.

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