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 passage for both the excretion of urine and ejaculation of semen. Though the results may vary greatly across studies, the average length of an erect human penis is approximately between 12.9cm to 15cm and 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, penile 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 stem psychologically, they may even be caused by clinical problems like erectile dysfunction. Nevertheless, patients still have the option to resort 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, so as to successfully increase the circumference of the penis.
What is the purpose of a penis enlargement procedure?
Though most patients choose to undergo this procedure to aesthetically enhance the girth of the penis for improved self-esteem, it has been noted to successfully increase female sexual pleasure. 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 attainment of orgasms for both the male and female partners. In addition, a penis enlargement procedure is also an effective measure against premature ejaculation. The implantation of hyaluronic acid-based filler creates a natural barrier between the external stimuli and the internal nerve endings; hence, reducing the sensitivity of the glans. Male patients will then be able to perform longer before they achieve 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 tissues. A popularly used brand of dermal filler that fulfills all these requirements is Juvederm, which is product of Allergan. The fillers are made of non-animal hyaluronic acid molecules extracted via biofermentation. The molecules are also highly purified to be completely non-pyrogenic to reduce the risk of inducing immunogenic reactions. Juvederm implants are sterilized before being supplied in ready-to-use syringes. Once injected into the tissues, the fillers—especially Juvederm Voluma—are able to deliver 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 conducted by highly skilled and certified medical professionals 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 on the proposed injection sites are contraindicated from undergoing this procedure. Once they are deemed ready, the medical practitioner will sanitize and locally anesthetize the glans using an anesthetic cream. The hyaluronic acid-based aesthetic filler can then be injected slowly just below the superficial layer of dermis layer. This will increase the girth of the penis as well as reduce the sensitivity of the nerve endings. Since many Juvederm fillers are integrated with fast-acting lidocaine, patients should be free from any pain and discomfort during the procedure.
What is the cost of dermal fillers for penis enlargement?
The cost of a penis enlargement procedure is determined based on the number of syringes used in combination with the usual clinic administrative cost. Though patients may typically require 1 to 8 syringes of injectable gel, a complete in-person clinical assessment will allow the medical practitioners to accurately determine the actual cost of the procedure. The overall cost usually reduces as the number of syringes used increases.
What to expect after treatment
Following the injection of dermal filler, patient’s enhanced penis will be wider but not longer. Most patients will notice a 20% increase in penile circumference. Some patients will also experience slight bruising at the injected areas, which might take a couple of weeks or more for complete recovery. That being said, patients can engage in sexual activities within 48 hours after the penis enlargement procedure as long as they are comfortable enough to do so.
How long will the desirable effects of a penis dermal filler last?
The residence time of the chosen dermal filler varies largely depending on the individual brands themselves. The manufacturer of Juvederm claim that their fillers can 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 the injected soft tissue filler differently, depending on health status, age, and lifestyle behaviors. The implants will be gradually disintegrated into the surrounding tissues, resulting in gradual reversal of penile girth. Patients can opt for more filler injections once the initial effects subside.
What are the complications of penis enlargement procedure?
Most often than not, patients who have undergone a penis enlargement procedure may experience slight bruising, which is 1 of the most commonly reported localized side effects. Major complications are quite unusual. Adverse effects like post-injection discoloration and ischemic necrosis may only happen if a large volume of the 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 is also quite rare. These adverse reactions may only happen if patients are treated by uncertified and unskilled doctors. Hence, it is very important for patients to do their own research about their chosen or recommended clinics prior to undergoing a penis enlargement procedure.
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