Penuma® is the first FDA cleared male enhancement cosmetic procedure and will be available soon in the Greater Washington DC region.
Developed by world-renowned urologists, Penuma has been successfully implanted in thousands of men since 2004. Although fat injections and tissue enhancers have been used by some plastic surgeons in the past to augment the girth of the penis, in many instances the results have been short-lived or not cosmetically pleasing.
The average erect penis is about five inches long and four and a half inches in circumference, according to a 1996 Journal of Urology study. Yet by one estimate, nearly half of all men think their packages are smaller than average. Although bigger is not better, many men have legitimate reasons to seek help, such as testosterone deficiency during puberty, obesity, hormonal deficiencies, genetics, etc. Whatever the cause, it’s hardly news that men obsess about the relative size of their members and what that size says about them, physically but also socially.
Beyond its sexual function, the penis plays an undeniable function in the confidence of men in all cultures and races. The same way women seek plastic surgery to enhance their breast size and shape, and other cosmetic work, men have sought ways to improve their bedroom appeal. In January 2019, the FDA, after reviewing 10 years of data on patients who have undergone the Penuma procedure, determined that the procedure is safe for penile placement with very high satisfaction.
Penuma is a crescent shaped silicone penile implant that is placed by expert penile implant specialists via a tiny incision less than one inch above the penis. The implant is placed over the length of the penis top and envelopes the penis. The procedure takes less than 45 minutes in an outpatient surgery center.
Effects of the procedure are immediate. The flaccid penis will be significantly enlarged by at least 1.5 to 2 inches and one and a half inches in girth. Patience is required during the healing process – no sex for at least four months –once healed, the enhancement is essentially permanent and basically undetectable.
It is natural looking, reversible, and do not interfere with penile function. It does not make erections or sensations better or worse. It is not a treatment for erectile dysfunction but it is a girth and length enhancement procedure. Risks of this procedure are swelling, which are short term. The rate of infection of the implant is less than 1%, and less in the hands of expert implanters.