Penis Enlargement NHS
We are often approached by patients with questions about benefiting from free penis enlargement surgery on the NHS.
For a large number of men and women, size does matter. In the case of men, society bombards them with overt or implied messages that bigger is better, reinforced with jokes and innuendo about penis size. This can have a negative impact on self-esteem and can affect men in a variety of ways, psychologically and physically. This can include being too self-conscious to undress in the gym or in front of their partners, or even being too embarrassed to initiate sexual relationships. Often men rightly or wrongly perceive the size of their penis to be the cause of their troubles.
Penis enlargement surgery is not free from complications, and results can be variable, particularly in regard to penis lengthening surgery. This high rate of complications and absence of industry standards is partly the reason why penis enlargement surgery is almost exclusively carried out privately, rather than by the NHS. There are exceptions, however, in the case of a micro-penis, or if the penis has sustained damage as the result of an accident. If you feel that either of these situations might apply to you, then it may be possible to have penis enlargement on the NHS.
Normal Penis Size vs Micro-Penis
The average penis length is between 5 and 6 inches in, although results do vary across a number of studies, and there is a degree of variation in the penis size among different races and nationalities. The vast majority of penises fit within quite a narrow erect length range of 5 to 6 inches, and a narrow girth range of 4 to 5.5 inches. Of note, the length of the vagina is only about four inches when aroused, so the vast majority of men have sufficient length to stimulate the entire vagina.
In the case of a micro-penis, the patient may be eligible for surgery on the NHS. This would normally be restricted to cases in which the penis length is less than 3 inches when fully erect. In such cases, a referral from your GP would normally be required to see an NHS urologist. The NHS generally takes a negative view on penis enlargement procedures.
The NHS position on Penis Enlargement Surgery is outlined in the following links:
Due to the level of complications, which in rare cases can include preventing the patient from being able to achieve an erection, funding for the procedure is generally limited on the NHS. Similarly, in the case of women, funding for elective breast enlargement procedures is generally not available on the NHS.
Other Penoplasty Operations on the NHS.
The NHS may fund treatment if you have problems that affect your health caused by cancer, scarring, the result of the foreskin being too small or due to an accident or injury. Generally, men who approach their GP regarding penis enlargement surgery on the NHS are referred to for counselling or other psychological assistance.
What to do if you don’t qualify for NHS Penis Enlargement?
There are a number of procedures that can be performed privately by penoplasty surgeons, some of which are easily affordable to most, including the Androfill Hyaluronic Acid penis thickness treatment. This penis enlargement technique can be completed in as little as 30 minutes with a 1 ml test procedure starting from only £450. We thoroughly recommend you explore the non-surgical penis enlargement options that are now available privately, including through clinics such as Androfill. If you would like an overview of the procedures available please contact us via the links below.
About the author
Clinic Director Dr Gary Horn
Dr Gary Horn is the owner and director of the Androfill Clinic and is responsible for all website content.
Dr Horn is a registered Plastic Surgeon in the UK (GMC 4267803) and Belgium.
Dr Gary Horn is a highly acclaimed Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Uro-Andrologist with over 25 years of experience.
Dr Horn has published widely in international journals and is regularly invited to give lectures and to perform live surgery and non-surgical procedures.
Dr Horn has been filmed by the BBC for the Plastic Fantastic series.
In 2016 Dr Horn was filmed performing penis enlargement surgery for a BBC documentary The Penis Extension Clinic