Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) April 23, 2011
Finally, here's some good news for all those men who felt let down by the size of their phallus. According to a report in the Daily Mail, non-surgical methods of increasing penile length have been found to be effective. The news item covered a study published in the Journal of British Association of Urological Surgeons which concluded that among the various non-surgical techniques available to increase the size of the penis, the traction methods were most effective.
Many men from around the world suffer from a condition called "Dysmorphophobia", a condition in which patients perceives an imaginary flaw in their appearance, like an inadequate penis size. Apart from this, penile shortening may also be found in conditions like Peyronie's disease, after radical prostatectomy, after receiving hormonal suppression along with radiation and in several other congenital anomalies. According to Marco Oderda and Paolo Gontero from the University of Turin, who conducted the study on the different non-surgical techniques for penile lengthening, men may also suffer from a hidden penis due to obesity or the penis may be shortened because of some chronic inflammation or an aggressive circumcision.
According to the review of the literature available, as was done in the aforementioned study, "lengthening phalloplasty" or the surgical method of penile elongation has a very high rate of complications. Several nonsurgical methods mentioned in the review, have been popular but their efficacy has not been established scientifically. Some of these methods include penile exercises, use of vacuum devices and penoscrotal rings.
Penile extension using traction devices is one of the nonsurgical methods which has shown promising results and has been backed by scientific evidence as well. The results achieved by this method are comparable to surgery without the latter's deleterious effects. It can be offered as the first line of treatment to patients seeking an increase in the size of their genitalia.
Oderda M. and Gontero P. reviewed the available literature on penile extenders and found several studies which prove the efficacy of this technique. A study conducted in 2002 by Colpi et al. showed an increase in penile size by 1.8 cm (range +0.5 to +3.1 cm) after using a stretcher device called Andropenis for 4 months for at least 6 hours a day. Another study, conducted sometime back showed that using the same Andropenis daily, for 6 months for more than 4 hours a day, increased the size of a flaccid and a stretched penis by 2.3 and 1.7 cm respectively. In the review of another study conducted by Nikoobakht et al, there was a significant increase in the size of both flaccid and stretched penis after the regular use of the Golden Erect extender device for at least 3 months.
The study by Oderda M. and Gontero P. has concluded that penis extender devices can be used in all patients, irrespective of their original penile length. They have a very low risk of complications and are generally well tolerated by all patients. These devices may also be used to treat the defect associated with Peyronie's disease, a condition caused by a fibrous plaque in the shaft of the penis. This results in an acquired deformity in its shape with resultant penile shortening.
Some people also believe that using extenders can also increase the penile girth. They believe that the continuous traction applied by the device can result in the proliferation of the soft tissue of the penis in a multi-dimensional fashion, with a subsequent increase in the girth of the penis. However, this is just a hypothesis with no scientific evidence to back its veracity.
To sum up, we can say that the non-invasive methods for increasing the size of penis are no longer a myth. The study by Oderda M. and Gontero P. has conclusively proven that penile extenders are an effective way of increasing the penile size, and owing to the small number of complications attached to it, should be the preferred technique of phallic enlargement.