Suspensory Ligaments

Short Answer: Penis Lengthening Surgery won’t make the ERECT penis any longer, it only makes the FLACCID (soft penis) hang out lower from the body.

This point is often misunderstood, and it is not well explained in most cases.

Penis Lengthening Surgery involves cutting through ligaments which work like elastic bands, pulling the penis back up inside the body after losing an erection and going limp.

These ‘elastic bands’ are anchored at one end to the pubic bone and at the other end to the penis shaft. During an erection, the bands are stretched out to their maximum length. After losing the erection the ligaments pull the penis back up inside the body causing it to retract inside and appear smaller.

Cutting through these elastic bands means there is nothing left to pull the penis back up inside the body after losing an erection, therefore, it hangs out at nearly its full erect length, giving the illusion of a longer flaccid penis.

As the penis shaft itself has not been made longer, there is no increase in erect length.

A photograph of the anatomy of the penis ligaments is attached here. Warning the photo may be disturbing to some.

In order for the erect length of the penis to be increased surgically, the penile shaft itself (in pink below) has to be lengthened. This involves dividing the penis in two and grafting new tissue into the middle. It is invasive and expensive, with a cost of approximately £40,000.

Penis Lengthening Surgery Diagram

Because the penis shaft hasn’t been made any longer (highlighted in yellow above), you will not gain any erect length.

After penis lengthening surgery you must wear a penis extender every day for 1 year to prevent reattachment of the ligaments.

If any minor increase in erect length is observed by the patient during the year following surgery, it is due to the wearing of the penis extender rather than the surgery.

“A penis extender, or liposuction of the pubic fat pad, are the only options that work if the patient is seeking additional erect length.”