Using Juvederm® for Penis Enhancement
The anatomy of the penis
The male reproductive organ also serves as the urinal duct. It is made of 3 major parts: the root (radix), the body (corpus), and the glans. The body of the penis is composed of 1 column of corpus spongiosum tissue on the ventral side flanked by 2 columns of corpora cavernosa tissues on the dorsal side. The urethra is joined by the ejaculatory duct before passing through the corpus spongiosum and its opening, the meatus, is located on the tip of the glans.
The male urethra is the passageway for both urine and semen. Though the results may vary greatly across studies, the average length of an erect human penis is approximately 12.9cm to 15cm, with almost 95% of adult males falling within the 10.7cm to 19.1cm interval. As of now, the most common form of genital alteration is circumcision due to cultural, religious, or even medical reasons.
What is a penis enlargement procedure?
Unfortunately, penis size is a major concern for many men. A lot of male patients are concerned with the appearance and size of their penis, and their ability to satisfy both their partners and themselves. While these concerns might be psychological in nature, they may even be caused by clinical problems like erectile dysfunction.
Today, patients still have the option of resorting to effective medical procedures to successfully enhance their penile size. Not to be confused with phalloplasty, which is a surgical procedure used to enlarge the penis permanently, a penis enlargement procedure is a non-permanent, non-invasive, and non-surgical option for patients wanting to enhance the girth and appearance of their penis. This reversible but long-lasting procedure involves injecting suitable fillers into the penile shaft and the glans to increase the circumference of the penis.
What is the purpose of a penis enlargement procedure?
While most patients choose to undergo this procedure to aesthetically enhance their penis and improve their self-esteem, it has been noted to increase female sexual pleasure as well. This is because a large number of women achieve sexual satisfaction when the vaginal walls are adequately stimulated by contact with the penis. Increasing the circumference of the penis will greatly increase contact stimulation and, in turn, the attainment of orgasm for both the male and female partners.
Additionally, penis enlargement is an effective measure against premature ejaculation. The implantation of hyaluronic acid-based filler creates a natural barrier between external stimuli and internal nerve endings, reducing the sensitivity of the glans. Male patients will then be able to perform for a longer period of time before achieving their sexual peak.
What are the characteristics of the ideal penis dermal filler?
The ideal penis dermal filler must be bioresorbable, biocompatible, non-pyrogenic, non-toxic, and non-reactive once implanted into the tissue. A popular brand of dermal filler that fulfills all these requirements is Juvederm, produced by Allergan. These fillers are made of non-animal hyaluronic acid molecules extracted via biofermentation. The molecules are highly purified to be completely non-pyrogenic, reducing the risk of inducing immunogenic reactions. Juvederm implants are sterilized before being supplied in ready-to-use syringes. Once injected into the tissue, the filler—particularly Juvederm Voluma—delivers natural-looking volumizing and sculpting effects for a prolonged period of time without premature degradation or migration of the filler material.
How is the penis enlargement procedure done?
A penis enlargement procedure should only be performed by highly skilled and certified medical professional under strict aseptic medical standards. Prior to commencing treatment, the patient’s medical history will be thoroughly reviewed. Those who are hypersensitive to the filler material or are experiencing active inflammation and/or infections at the proposed injection sites are contraindicated from undergoing this procedure.
Once the patient is deemed ready, the medical practitioner will sanitize and locally anesthetize the glans using an anesthetic cream. The hyaluronic acid-based aesthetic filler is then injected slowly just below the superficial layer of dermis. This increases the girth of the penis and reduces the sensitivity of the nerve endings. Since many Juvederm fillers are integrated with fast-acting lidocaine, patients should be free of any pain and discomfort during the procedure.
What is the cost of Juvederm injections for penis enlargement?
The cost of a penis enlargement procedure with Juvederm is determined based on the number of syringes used in combination with the clinic administrative cost. Though patients typically require 1 to 8 syringes of injectable gel, a complete in-person clinical assessment allows the medical practitioner to accurately determine the actual cost of the procedure.
The overall cost usually reduces as the number of syringes required increases. For example, in New York, USA, the average cost of Juvederm injections for penis enhancement is about $3500 for injections with Juvederm Voluma, and $3000 for injections with Juvederm Ultra Plus XC. Some clinics also use other dermal fillers like Radiesse. The average cost of penis enhancement treatment with Radiesse is $3000 in New York as well.
What to expect after treatment
Following the injection of dermal filler, the patient’s enhanced penis will be wider but not longer. Most patients notice a 20% increase in penile circumference. Some patients will experience slight bruising at the injection sites, which might take a couple of weeks to resolve. That being said, patients can engage in sexual activities within 48 hours of the penis enlargement procedure as long as they are comfortable enough to do so.
How long will the results last?
The residence time of the chosen dermal filler varies largely depending on brand chosen. The manufacturer of Juvederm claimw that their fillers last for up to 12 months, with Juvederm Voluma lasting as long as 24 months due to its high viscoelasticity property. It is very important to note that everyone’s body metabolizes soft tissue filler differently, depending on health, age, and lifestyle behaviors. The implants will gradually disintegrate into the surrounding tissues, resulting in gradual reversal of penile girth. Patients can opt for additional filler injections once the initial effects subside.
What are the complications of the procedure?
Patients who have undergone a penis enlargement procedure often experience slight bruising, which is one of the most commonly reported localized side effects. Major complications are quite unusual. Adverse effects like post-injection discoloration and ischemic necrosis may happen if a large volume of dermal filler is implanted in a single session or if the filler is injected too superficially or accidentally into the blood vessels.
Immunogenic responses stemming from the filler material itself are also quite rare. These adverse reactions may only happen if patients are treated by uncertified and unskilled doctors. This is why it is very important for patients to adequately research their chosen or recommended clinics prior to undergoing a penis enlargement procedure.
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