“It seems that penile extenders represent the only evidence-based technique of penile elongation”.
“It seems that penile traction devices should be proposed as the first-line treatment option for patients seeking a penile lengthening procedure.”
“In conclusion … evidence suggests that penile extenders are effective minimally invasive methods of penile lengthening. The application of such devices can be recommended in all patients regardless of the penile length …”
Penile lengthening methods remain a controversial issue. Surgical procedures known as ‘lengthening phalloplasty’ are characterized by poorly defined indications and an unacceptably high rate of complications, as recently outlined by a literature review. And non-surgical techniques, although largely popularized by the media as being effective, often lack scientific evidence. In the literature, we found only ten articles and abstracts of studies pertaining to the topic of our review.
With our review, we aimed to explore whether non-surgical methods of penile lengthening may have some scientific background. We focused specifically on penile extenders, which among conservative methods are those whose efficacy is supported by some scientific evidence.