A vacuum device for penile elongation: fact or fiction?
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2006
Volume 97, Issue 4, pages 777–778, April 2006
How to Cite
AGHAMIR, M. K., HOSSEINI, R. and ALIZADEH, F. (2006), A vacuum device for penile elongation: fact or fiction?. BJU International, 97: 777–778. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-410X.2006.05992.x
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2006
- Accepted for publication 4 October 2005
- vacuum device;
- penis elongation
To assess the efficacy of a vacuum device as a noninvasive method for penile elongation.
PATIENTS AND METHODS
Between September 2003 and November 2004, 37 sexually active men with a stretched penis length of <10 cm were given vacuum treatment three times a week, for 20 min on each occasion, for 6 months.
After 6 months, the mean penile length had increased from 7.6 cm to 7.9 cm (no significant difference). The efficacy of vacuum treatment was ≈ 10%, and the patient satisfaction rate was 30%. There was one case of haematoma of the penis and one of glans numbness, both resolved spontaneously without any intervention.
Vacuum treatment of the penis is not an effective method for penile elongation, but provides psychological satisfaction for some men.