The silicone penile implant is a procedure used to enlarge the size or girth of the patient’s penis. This procedure is also commonly referred to as the Penuma Procedure, the first FDA-approved penile implant for cosmetic purposes and has seen thousands of successful surgeries since its development in 2004.
The first step in a penile enlargement procedure is to select a qualified specialist. Each patient will have slightly different procedures that vary in recovery time; however, all patients and qualified specialists have some general steps undertaken. It is important to extensively consult with your preferred specialist to determine the correct way to perform your procedure.
In your consultation, you and your specialist will decide on the size of the enlargement. There are varying levels of augmentations that can be done, affecting either the girth or length.
The process involves placing a piece of medical silicone underneath the skin of the penis. The silicone used is specially crafted for the patient to address the cosmetic changes required.
Once the patient and specialist select the size of the silicone, the patient gets put under a general anesthetic. When the patient is under, the specialist creates an incision in the groin to place the silicone. The silicone causes both the skin and tissue of the penis to enlarge.
As with any surgery, risks and side effects may occur. A study found that infection was found in 3% of cases and seroma in 5%. Most of these issues occurred due to improper care and disregard of post-surgery instructions.1 To avoid any possible risks, make sure to receive detailed instructions on ensuring a smooth, speedy recovery post-surgery.
The procedure typically does not take more than an hour, with most estimates being 45-60 minutes.
Recovery time is quick, with patients usually able to return to routine activities only a few days post-surgery.
The Penuma Procedure, if performed correctly by a specialist, does not alter function or feeling in the patient.
Being an elective cosmetic surgery prevents the procedure from being covered by insurance.
With sizes varying from patient to patient needs and requests, the average added size from the Penuma is 1 to 2 inches of girth and flaccid length.
The most important part of this process is finding a specialist with professional experience and that you trust. Dr. Edward Gheiler of Happy Urology specializes in the Penuma Procedure, with over two decades of experience in urological and penile services. Contact Happy Urology today to see if the Penuma Procedure is right for you.