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Deflating Myths About Penis Enlargement

When it comes to penis enlargement, the internet is (unsurprisingly) full of disinformation. There are creams, pills, potions, contraptions… even penis enlargement gummies!

Sadly, these common myths are built around poor to no scientific evidence and can often hurt men who are desperately trying to find a penile enhancement solution that works.

At Penuma®, our purpose is to help men find a better option for penile enlargement.

So let's separate fact from fiction and break down some common penis enlargement myths that… well, just don't measure up.

Myth: "a good size."

Let's get this out of the way first: when it comes to penis size, most guys have an inflated opinion of what they "need" from their penis size.

In fact, "average" penis size is perhaps the biggest myth out there when it comes to penis enlargement. Most men think that their penis should be at least six inches when erect. This is incorrect and likely comes from a blend of pop culture references, discussions with other men, and studies that relied on self-reported size measurements.

Long story short: guys tend to embellish a little when asked about size (and if you've ever gone on a fishing trip with a few guy friends, this is not news to you).

According to anatomical studies conducted by medical professionals, these are the real numbers:


That's just the beginning. In fact, if your erect penis shows up at 6.3 inches or longer, you have a larger penis than 90% of men!

But regardless of size, the important thing is for you to be happy and confident with your penis and your performance. Penuma® is for men who want that feeling. If you can get there just by knowing how you measure up to the average guy, then we've done our job.

Myth: injecting fat or dermal fillers can safely and permanently enlarge your penis.

If you've begun researching penis enlargement, you've doubtlessly found offers to use autologous fat injections or hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to increase the girth of your penis. Unfortunately, while these techniques have risen in popularity in recent years, they each have serious issues regarding safety and efficacy.

In both methods, the injected material tends to migrate, which can lead to unsightly lumps and deformities. In many fat transfer cases, the body will reject the fat, leading to possible fat necrosis or reabsorption.

Even when things go well, dermal fillers will dissolve over time, which means repeat injections every year or so, compounding the risk of complications. Fillers and fat injections also pose risks of nodules, skin deformities, and scarring of the penis.

By contrast, with the Penuma® implant, there are no incisions on the penis (a small scrotal incision is made to insert the implant) or injections of fillers into the penis. The silicone sheath can provide a uniform improvement to the size and shape of the penis without worries about filler injection materials.

Myth: a vacuum pump is a good alternative to penis enlargement surgery.

Have you ever tightened your abs or flexed your biceps for a picture so you could look a little more chiseled? But then, after the picture is done, you release the muscles. That's the equivalent of penis vacuum pumps. They cause temporary penis enlargement by pumping blood into the penis and then placing a ring at the base, but after the ring is removed, everything goes back to normal. Even worse, if you use a pump and leave the ring on for more than 15 to 20 minutes, it can cause irreversible tissue damage.

Myth: non-surgical penis enlargement is available through pills/creams/gummies.

Since the supplement industry is largely unregulated by the FDA, claims can sometimes be highly misleading, and it's up to the public to determine whether it's truly effective. In some cases, creams and vitamins may be very effective in improving certain health issues, particularly in the case of a skin condition or medical deficiency.

However, changing the physical structure or size of a particular part of the body is basically impossible using pills or creams. There's simply no testing and no scientific evidence to back it up. Many of these supplements can make you acutely sick or even cause ongoing medical problems.

Also, beware of fake reviews. This includes illustrations demonstrating effectiveness. Because of the lack of regulation, there's little to no penalty for companies who make up unsubstantiated claims.

For the Penuma® implant, we got actual patients to go on the record and describe their experience on video. Far from being embarrassed about the procedure, many guys couldn't wait to share the good news with other men considering this surgery. If the treatment you're considering doesn't have real reviews, run (or, better yet, schedule a consultation with one of our qualified and experienced surgeons to get real answers).

Myth: Stretching and exercise can naturally enlarge your penis.

Another group of tactics that some men attempt for penis enlargement are stretches, specific exercises, traction devices, and "jelqing," which puts repeated pressure on the penis. While some studies show small groups of men have seen very minimal results with stretching or traction devices, other studies show no change in penis size. And none of these techniques are meant to increase girth. They only claim to lengthen the penis when flaccid.

The disturbing side effects of stretching the penis range from bruising or discoloration to numbness or even rupturing a vein. Ouch.

Fact: Penuma® is a proven way to improve penis size.

Penuma® is an FDA-cleared cosmetic male enhancement implant created by a team of world-renowned men's health experts tired of seeing men get disfigured and deceived by fly-by-night penis enlargement claims. Our trained surgeons surgically place a medical-grade silicone sheath beneath the skin to augment penis size.

We've completed this surgery on thousands of men for nearly 20 years. Our patients report an average girth increase of between one to two inches, with flaccid length increases also reported. Our patients love their results, and in a survey of 400 men, more than 80% expressed high or very high levels of satisfaction with their decision.

Those are the facts. To get more information direct from the source, schedule your consultation with a Penuma® penis enlargement surgeon near you today.


This content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. The information contained herein is not a substitute for and should never be relied upon for professional medical advice. Always talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of any treatment.

Please note that individual results may vary. The potential complications, risks, benefits, and alternatives, including no surgery, will be discussed with you at length before proceeding with any procedure.

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