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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