Size obsession is real. No matter how many times men hear that size doesn’t matter, we just secretly wish to be hung like a horse. This is why there’s never shortage of snail oil and miracle cures, including supplements, device, extender creams, that claim to make you longer, wider and bigger. Almost all of these are scams.. until now.
A promising technique known as Penuma method is available for men. The Penuma is silicone implant that encircle the penis shaft to make it longer and thicker. It’s invented by Dr. James Elist , who has inserted about 1300 implants in men. According to GQ, a clinical study commissioned by Dr. Elist demonstrates success rate of 95% .
Important Facts about Penuma Penis Implant Procedure
#1. The penis implant cost about $13,000. [source]
#2. The procedure is short and straight forward. It takes 45-60 minutes. [source]
#3. The Penuma Silicone block is still pending FDA approval, though it has obtained 510(k) Clearance and Premarket Approval. In other words, it has been proven safe.
#4. The implant is available in three sizes: L, XL, XXL.
#5. The material of the implant is made of soft silicone which covers the penis for 270 degrees around and the whole length of the penis. [source]
#6. After the procedure, patients must abstain from sexual activities for 4-6 weeks.
#7. The procedure is designed to achieve permanent gain.
The Penuma Research
As mentioned above, Dr. Elist claimed that he has done a clinical study on his product. The related study can be found on PubMed. In this study, 9 men were treated with the insertion of a subcutaneous soft silicone penile implant. During a follow-up period of 4-24 months, penile length and girth measurements showed a mean increase in length of 2.4 cm (±0.75 cm) and a mean increase in girth of 3.4 cm (±0.94 cm).
In another study featured on The Journal of Urology conducted by Dr. Elist and his colleagues, 400 men reported high level of satisfaction with silicone penis implant. The study noted that
“..silicone implant is a safe and effective means to improve patient self-confidence and overall satisfaction with the appearance of their penis”.
According to GQ, the Penuma patients they interviewed observe positive results since getting the implants. Most reported improvement in sex life and self confidence.
One of the patient was satisfied with the result:
“..basically saved our marriage. I wish I had done it sooner.”
But, not everyone is happy. On Thundersplace.org (a forum to discuss penis enhancement), a user wrote a post last year reporting his unpleasant experience with Dr Elist’s penis implant. He insisted there is potentially very bad outcome from the surgery.
Besides, do a quick search on another forum Phalloboards (forum created to discuss Phalloplasty) and you will find other harrowing stories from past Dr Elist patients. You can refer to examples here, here and here.
Of course, Dr. Elist is not too thrilled with the negative reviews. As a result, his attorney sent a cease and desist letter to Thundersplace Forum and its webhost.
*Note: we can’t neither confirm nor deny the allegations.
There’s evidence that shows Penuma procedure may work. Dr. Elist is the only doctor who is allowed to perform the procedure. As well, the online reviews for Dr. Elist have been largely positive.
Keep in mind that the Penuma procedure is not 100% risk-free. You will want to think twice before you do something to your most prized organ.
Remember: all surgical procedure has associated risk.
As stated on the official website of Dr Elist (Source), possible side effects and complications include: swelling, inflammation, bruising, temporary loss of sensation, infection, possible need for removal and later reinsertion. As well, Dr. James Elist states <1% complication risk, though there’s no evidence to back up the claim.
If you are still keen, please speak to board certified urologist, experienced plastic surgeon and phychosexual therapist for second opinions.
What You Need to Know
Size doesn’t always matter. There’s nothing sexy about a big package.
In fact, a spouse of one of Dr. Elist’s patient told GQ that sex becomes “a little bit more painful, and fellatio has proved challenging”. Sure, a big car may impress the ladies but it doesn’t automatically make you a good driver! You can be of average, or undersize – and still keep your partner completely satisfied in bed.
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