Supersizing the Penis Following Penile Prosthesis Implantation


Prof. Dr. Osama Kamal Zaki Shaeer, MD, 21 Gaber Ibn Hayan St., Dokki, P.O.Box: 47 Bab El-Louk, 11513, Cairo, Egypt, 12311 ARE. Tel: (202) 33359047 (202) 33374360; Fax: (202) 37605181; E-mail:


Introduction.  Following implantation of a penile prosthesis, some couples are dissatisfied with penile length, girth, shaft, or glans engorgement. This may be delusional because of the procedure per se or preexisting risk factors such as neglected priapism, Peyronie's disease, radical prostatectomy, or overhanging suprapubic fat.

Aim.  In this work, we try to enhance penile size in patients dissatisfied with its dimensions following implantation of a penile prosthesis, using various augmentation techniques.

Methods.  Eighteen patients who have had penile prostheses implanted were enrolled in this study based on dissatisfaction with penile size. The complaint was relieved by counseling and administration of PDE5 inhibitors in seven patients. Two patients had elongation, girth augmentation, and glans injection; six had elongation and girth augmentation; and two had elongation and glans injection.

Main Outcome Measures.  Penile size, satisfaction, and sexual function.

Results.  Average preoperative length and girth were 7.87 cm and 11.62 cm, respectively. Mean postoperative length and girth were 11.62 cm and 14.07 cm. The gain in length (47.6%) and girth (21%) were statistically significant (P < 0.005). All patients and partners were satisfied with the results following surgery except one who suffered graft loss.

Conclusion.  Implantation of a penile prosthesis may improve penile rigidity, yet may confound couple's satisfaction with penile size to variable degrees. Sex education may alleviate those concerns. In refractory cases, penile augmentation may enhance phallic size and increase patient/partner satisfaction. Shaeer O. Supersizing the penis following penile prosthesis implantation. J Sex Med 2010;7:2608–2616.