Fact: Penis lengthening surgery gives you added flaccid penis length (a longer penis when soft), but does nothing to increase the erect penis length. This is why before & after photos generally show only soft penises.
Referring to the diagram above, the penile shaft (in red) is cut away from the suspensory ligament (in yellow), causing the penis to hang lower when flaccid, but having no effect on the length of the actual penis shaft itself. No additional erect length is provided by the procedure as the penile shaft itself (in red) is not lengthened. If there is any remaining doubt, refer to the NHS.
“Surgery can result in an average gain in length to the flaccid penis of 2cm, but there will be no change to the size of the erect penis. The erect penis won’t point as high as before the operation because the ligament which was cut no longer offers support. It can make sex quite uncomfortable. You’ve got to do a lot more manoeuvring with your partner. The advantage of a 2cm gain in flaccid length is far outweighed by the loss of angle of erection.” Source: UK NHS May 2015
That is a lot of trouble to go to for a 1 or 2cm gain in penis length when soft, and no extra length when hard.
Surgery to increase the penis length has not shown to be safe and effective by the UK NHS or the American Urological Association.
Ligament transection, v-y plasty and other incision techniques can cause pathological scarring and actually shrink the length of the penis, in addition to degrading its ability to function in the erect state.
“The AUA also considers the division of the suspensory ligament of the penis for increasing penile length in adults to be a procedure which has not been shown to be safe or efficacious.” American Urological Association.
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