Having confidence during intercourse is a vital part of overall high quality of life. However, both size and performance can significantly impact your sex life and relationships. Many of our patients are surprised to learn about the many options to increase the length and width of their penis without surgery. At Comprehensive Urology in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, we've had success with many men looking to find the best male enhancement treatments. As such, we provide insights into many male enhancement products and procedures to demistify what actually works. Our goal is to ensure each patient can choose the right penis enhancement treatment based on their individual needs. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book an appointment online!
While many treatments exist for male enhancement, working with a board-certified urologist ensures safe and reliable results. At Comprehensive Urology in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, we offer a full panel of both surgical and non-surgical male enhancement options for penile enlargement.
Many patients come to our office believing that they need to have surgery in order to increase the size of their penis. Others are experiencing Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and want to improve the reliability of their intimate relations.
While we do offer penile extension surgery, penile augmentation surgery to increase girth, and penile implants to aid in achieving erections for those with erectile dysfunction, these measures are reserved for the most severe cases. Fortunately, at Comprehensive Urology, we offer a variety of non-invasive and minimally invasive male enhancement treatment options.
Sexual medicine specialists, like Dr. Kia Michel at Comprehensive Urology in Beverly Hills, most frequently address the most common health conditions affecting men's penises. Here are just a few of the conditions we treat:
Micro Penile Syndrome is a condition in which a male's penis is significantly below the average size for their age or stage of development. In adults, a micropenis is generally considered to be less than 2.75 inches (7 centimeters) in length when measured from the pubic bone to the tip of the penis while flaccid and stretched.
This condition can be present from birth or may develop later in life due to hormonal imbalances. The cause may be genetic or related to prenatal factors, such as exposure to certain drugs or hormones. While a micropenis can function normally for urination and sexual activity, some individuals may pursue treatment for cosmetic reasons or for psychological well-being.
Peyronie's disease is a condition characterized by the formation of fibrous scar tissue inside the penis, causing it to develop a curve or bend during erection. The disease can make erections painful and may lead to difficulties with sexual intercourse due to the altered shape of the penis.
The scar tissue in Peyronie's disease can also cause a decrease in penis size. The fibrous plaques can lead to shrinkage or shortening of the penis because they prevent normal expansion and stretching of the penis during an erection.
Moreover, Peyronie's disease can contribute to erectile dysfunction (ED). The pain caused by the disease can make it difficult to maintain an erection. Additionally, the fibrous scar tissue can impede proper blood flow within the penis, which is crucial for achieving and maintaining an erection.
Lastly, the psychological stress and anxiety related to the condition can also contribute to ED. Therefore, Peyronie's disease can both physically and psychologically contribute to erectile dysfunction.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a medical condition where a man finds it difficult to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual activity. This can be due to psychological factors like stress, anxiety, and depression, or physical conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, or neurological disorders. It can also be a side effect of certain medications or lifestyle choices such as excessive alcohol consumption or smoking.
ED can impact a person's emotional well-being, often leading to stress, relationship strain, or low self-confidence. Shockwave Therapy for ED is a great non-invasive treatment option for men who suffer from ED, with fewer side effects than medication.
Premature ejaculation is a common sexual issue where a man ejaculates sooner than he or his partner would like during sexual intercourse. It's characterized by a lack of control over ejaculation that causes distress and frustration. The condition can occur in all sexual situations, including during masturbation, or it might only happen during sexual encounters with a partner.
The exact cause of premature ejaculation isn't known but it's thought to be a complex issue with both psychological and biological factors contributing. Treatments often involve a combination of behavioral techniques, therapy, and in some cases medication. Dr. Kia Michel and his team at Comprehensive Urology offer simple, yet effective solutions.
One common condition that can significantly impact our patients is pearly penile papules. Pearly Penile Papules are small, benign (non-cancerous), dome-shaped bumps that can appear on the ridge of the glans (head) of the penis. They typically are flesh-colored or slightly lighter and appear in one or several rows around the circumference of the penis. Despite their name, they're not always pearly or white.
PPP are completely normal and are not associated with sexual activity or hygiene. They also don't pose any risk of sexually transmitted infections. Though generally harmless to physical health, they can still have a strong influence on your daily life, including self-consciousness or embarrassment. Comprehensive Urology is proud to provide effective pearly penile papules removal in Los Angeles.
Studies have shown that the average flaccid (non-erect) penis is 3.61 inches (9.16 cm) in length, with the average erect penis being 5.16 inches (13.12 cm) long. The corresponding girth measurements are 3.66 inches (9.31 cm) for a flaccid penis and 4.59 inches (11.66 cm) for an erect one.
A 6.3-inch (16-cm) erect penis falls into the 95th percentile: Only 5 out of 100 men will have a penis larger than 6.3 inches long. Conversely, an erect penis measuring 10 cm (3.94 inches) falls into the 5th percentile, so only five out of 100 men would have a penis smaller than 10 cm.
If you happen to have a penis length that is 6.5 inches or longer, be sure to thank your ancestors. You may not need penile elongation surgery; however, you may still benefit from non-invasive shockwave therapy to increase the frequency, duration, and hardness of your erections.
In the end, penis size is subjective, and satisfying sexual intercourse is determined by the intimate partners involved. However, there is nothing wrong with asking for help, as many couples have found renewed passion following some well implemented interventions that increased confidence and intimacy.
For most of our gentlemen looking to optimize their sexual performance, there are many non-surgical and minimally invasive solutions to increase penis size. At Comprehensive Urology, we believe in offering as many non-invasive treatments as possible, only resorting to more in-depth procedures when absolutely necessary.
The non-surgical treatments we offer provide safe, yet effective results for male enhancement. Additionally, they can provide benefits for patients with erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation. At Comprehensive Urology, we offer several treatment options, including:
Low-intensity Shockwave Therapy (LISWT): This treatment uses low-frequency sound waves to achieve several beneficial outcomes. It simultaneously:
Increases blood flow to the penis
And improves sexual performance
LISWT (sometimes referred to as GAINSWave) is a scientifically proven and non-invasive male enhancement treatment—that means no incisions, no scarring, and increased safety. This treatment has also been shown to treat erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease (curvature of the penis). Each treatment requires about 30 minutes to complete, so it barely takes any time out of your day. After treatment, you can return to your daily routine right away, with no downtime. Following a full treatment program often helps patients achieve long-lasting results.
Penis Pumps, also known as Penile Vacuum Pumps, are another popular non-surgical treatment that can be effective. The treatment consists of a pump with a band attached to it. A penile vacuum pump uses vacuum technology to help men get and maintain an erection. Recent research indicates between 50% and 80% of men who use penile vacuum pumps are satisfied with their treatment results.
There is no shortage of companies or products claiming to provide penis enhancement. Unfortunately, many of these not only are a waste of money but can even prove dangerous. By visiting a trained specialist, you can learn what penis enlargement options are possible for you and which to avoid! Below are some of the common ways people try to achieve penis enlargement. However, read thoroughly to understand which options are safe and which are not.
Exercises: Penis enhancement exercises often stimulate blood flow to the penis and help increase penis size and girth. While the results are not extreme, this can be a safe way to improve both function and size. Jelqing is one of the most common penis enhancement exercises. It consists of rapid pulling of the penis to increase its length. However, be sure to speak to a specialist before attempting this exercise! Additionally, penis enhancement exercise programs may be used that are tailored to a patient.
Stretching: Stretching with weights has been shown to promote penis enlargement. However, this exercise also puts an individual at risk of burst blood vessels and tearing penile tissue. The risks often outweigh the rewards when done without expert input or guidance.
There is no one-size-fits-all natural male enhancement treatment that works well for all patients. Instead, it is important for a patient to meet with a urologist to receive a full evaluation. Following a patient evaluation, a urologist can provide a patient with male enhancement treatment recommendations. Plus, they can respond to a patient’s treatment questions and help this individual make the best possible treatment decision.
Various pills and supplements promote male enhancement. Yet these products sometimes fail to help individuals achieve their desired results. Many of them have absolutely no effect, and some can even prove dangerous. You’ve likely seen some of these lining the shelves of gas stations or other unexpected areas. Speak with a specialist before purchasing any pills or supplements that claim to have any benefits (spoiler: many do not).
For those who have exhausted the non-invasive methods, penile augmentation surgery offers hope to increase the length and or girth of the penis.
Penile enlargement surgery, like any surgical procedure, comes with several potential risks. These can include:
Infection: As with any surgical procedure, there's a risk of infection, which could require additional treatment or even additional surgery in severe cases.
Scarring: Scarring can occur at the surgical site, which can impact the cosmetic outcome of the procedure and potentially cause discomfort or alter sensation.
Bleeding and Hematoma: There's a risk of bleeding during or after the procedure. Hematoma, which is a collection of blood outside of the blood vessels, can also occur.
Nerve damage: There's a risk of damaging nerves during surgery, which could lead to reduced sensitivity or even numbness in the penis.
Unsatisfactory Results: Despite the surgery, some men may still not be satisfied with the size of their penis or the aesthetic outcome. There is also the risk of asymmetry or unevenness.
Sexual Dysfunction: In some cases, the surgery could lead to erectile dysfunction or difficulty with ejaculation. This can happen if the surgery causes damage to the structures of the penis involved in getting or maintaining an erection or ejaculation.
Psychological Distress: Even if the physical outcomes are as expected, some men may experience psychological distress or have difficulty adjusting post-surgery.
As with any surgical procedure, the specific risks can vary based on individual health factors and the specifics of the procedure. It's crucial to have a detailed conversation with the surgeon before deciding to undergo any form of surgery.
Two penis enhancement surgeries are available: lengthening and widening the penis. During a lengthening procedure, a surgeon cuts the ligament that links the penis to the pelvic bone. Doing this allows more of the penis shaft to become visible outside the body. Comparatively, during a widening procedure, a surgeon implants fat, silicone, or tissue grafts. These implants can help address a penis that appears too thin. As with any surgery, there are certain risks with this method of treatment. It is important to speak with a specialist beforehand to fully understand the implications of surgery.
Penis enlargement surgery, also known as phalloplasty, may be considered by individuals who feel unsatisfied with their penis size or girth. Penile enhancement can help you feel more confident both in and out of the bedroom and improve overall self-esteem. However, it's crucial to have realistic expectations and understand the risks before proceeding, as many health professionals suggest trying non-surgical methods first.
Prior to penis enlargement procedures, Dr. Michel and his team will provide a thorough to understand your motivations and expectations. We will review medical history, perform a physical examination, and discuss potential risks and outcomes. In some cases, patients might be asked to cease certain medications or habits, such as smoking, to prepare for the surgery. During the consultation, we’ll review the most appropriate procedures for your unique situation, and answer all of your questions, ensuring you feel confident moving forward with the procedure of your choice.
Post penis enlargement surgery, patients are likely to experience swelling and discomfort, which are managed with prescribed medication. A period of rest and limited physical activity is advised to support healing. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor progress and address any complications. Moreover, patience is key as the final result may take several months to be fully apparent.
The cost of penile enlargement surgery varies significantly, anywhere from $4,000-$20,000 on average, depending on the specific procedure, surgeon's expertise, and the geographical location. It’s important to note that most health insurance plans do not cover this procedure, as it's usually considered cosmetic.
Understanding male enhancement, including penis enlargement, involves delving into a variety of topics, from surgical procedures to conditions like Peyronie's disease and Erectile Dysfunction. While surgical options exist, they come with inherent risks and aren't suitable for everyone. Always consult with a healthcare professional to discuss any concerns, understand your options, and make informed decisions about your sexual health. Dr. Kia Michel at Comprehensive Urology in Los Angeles offers safe, effective treatment for these conditions, and more. Remember, every individual is unique, and what matters most is your comfort, confidence, and overall wellbeing. Reach out today to discover the right solution for you.