We actually get several calls a week on this subject. The answer, generally, is no. I repeat, there is no reputable method for penile enlargement. Fat injections could make the girth larger but would leave the head the same size, resulting in a spongy shaft with a small appearing head. Ligamentous release supposedly increases length, but as the ligament heals, it reshortens. So the patient ends up back where they started from. On the other hand, some men, especially those that are overweight and those that have lax skin, can have an increase in the apparent length with surgery. This is a condition called the “buried” penis. In this situation, the penis is basically buried within the fat and skin. The tummy tuck operation, which lifts the groin, pulls redundant tissue away, exposing the actual full length. I’ve increased the apparent length by several inches as a positive side effect in tummy tucks on men. Liposuction theorectically should help this also, but I’ve found it to be less effective. Urology colleagues of mine tell me that the best method to enhance this area is diet and exercise. As always, no pain, no gain.
No. No. Cellulite overlays areas of structural damage to subcutaneous fibrous tissue. Cellulite is an acquired microscopic anatomical problem, that usually comes from childbearing or major weight gain/loss. I’m currently treating a patient who went for some kind of laser treatment of cellulitis. She has horrific burns all over her legs. The best these treatments can do is swell the skin, which makes the cellulite temporarily better. After the swelling goes down, your cellulite is back and your wallet lighter. The same goes for stretch mark streatment. If it sounds to good to be true, it is. The only honest way to deal with cellulite and stretchmarks is to excise them in the context of a body shaping operation, as in a tummy tuck.
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