A new study has suggested that surgery might not help much in stopping the locker-room teasing in school when the appearance of the penis is in question. Urologist conducted a study which shows that parents who had come to get their son circumcised or to remove the leftover skin form a circumcision, were often found to be worried that their son may be teased in because of the appearance of the penis in later life.
A survey was conducted and it was seen around 47% of men had seen others being teased about the appearance of their penis on a weekly basis. In fact, the size of the penis was the major reason for taunts and only one-third of the taunts were focused on having a ‘strange’ looking penis or circumcision.
There was no difference in the circumcised and the uncircumcised when the students were asked if they wished for a penis with a different appearance. Moreover, being circumcised did not increase the overall odds of being teased.
The question arises as to whether or not there was a difference after the surgery. The answer is that though some children benefitted from the surgery for a proper appearance of the penis, the main subject for being teased was size. The size, however, could not be fixed by surgery. Nonetheless, the result of the study is limited because only a single group of men had been surveyed. Ultimately, the decision to undergo a surgery to change the appearance of the penis is totally a judgmental call.
What are the Different Types of Penile Cosmetic Surgery?
There are various types of penile cosmetic surgery. However, the most common among them are:
- penile girth enhancement surgery
- penile lengthening surgery
- penile triple augmentation surgery
- penile glanular enhancement surgery
The girth enhancement surgery is for increasing the width of the penis. Lengthening is the form of a surgery that increases the length of the penis. The glanular surgery is for changing the appearance of the penis. And the triple augmentation is a surgery that combines the three of them, glanular enhancement, lengthening, and girth enhancement.
Penile Surgery for Erectile Dysfunction
If you have erectile dysfunction your doctor might advise you to treat it by surgery if other forms of the therapy have proven to be dissatisfactory. Surgery is used for meeting the following requirements.
- Reconstructing the arteries inside the penis that leads to an increase in the blood flow that helps in facilitating an erection
- Implantation of a prosthetic device inside the penis that causes an erection
- Blockage of the veins presents inside the penis that allows blood to leave the penis that helps in maintaining an erection.
The surgery for the placement of a prosthetic device inside penis is also known as penile implants. This has become a therapy to treat erectile dysfunction. However, it is considered to be the last option to treat the disorder.
Reasons You Should Consider a Penile Implant
- The Rate of Patient Satisfaction: Studies have shown that a maximum number of men was either moderately or completely satisfied with their decision of penile implant.
- A Discrete Cure for ED: A penile implant cannot be noticed when the penile is flaccid. Hence, it no one can tell the difference unless you disclose the fact to them.
- Less Recovery Time: Though the recovery time varies from person to person. The maximum time required to recuperate from this surgery is about six weeks. After the recovery, you can enjoy sex once again.
Factor Responsible for Selecting the Type of Implant
To get the optimum result out of the surgery, the doctor has to best-suited surgery for each and every patient. There are some factors that need to be considered while deciding the type of surgery.
- age of the patient;
- the overall size of the penis;
- the ratio of the length of the penis and the scrotum;
- the ratio of the crus and the pendulous penis;
- size of the glans penis;
- the overall size of the scrotum;
- presence of the glans penis atrophy or penile shaft;
- history of abdominal surgery;
- types of abdominal surgery;
- history of the previous implant;
- presence of neo-bladder, ileal conduit, colostomy;
- absence and presence of fibrosis and penile curvature;
- the body type of the patient;
- the penis has been circumcised or not.