February 11th, 2016
If you’re considering penis enlargement, it’s important to have a clear idea of normal penis length. One study of men who believed they had a short penis showed that none of the 67 men studied actually had a significantly shorter than average penis length. Penis length may decrease with age and body mass index, although the association is weak.
The average length of a flaccid penis is 3.5 inches, but when stretched, the average length of the flaccid penis measures 5.2 inches. Researchers examined studies of over 15,000 men and also found that the circumference at the midshaft was 3.7 inches when flaccid, but about 4.6 inches in circumference when erect. Studies of erect penis lengths range from 4.7 to 6.3 inches. The average size of an erect penis is about 5.1 inches. A study of over 1600 American men who measured their own penis size showed a slightly longer average length of an erect penis, 5.6 inches. In this study, the average circumference of the erect penis was 4.8 inches. It’s interesting to note that a study of 200 men showed that the length of the flaccid penis had little to do with the length of the penis when erect.
When considering penile enlargement, it’s important to realize that one study showed approximately 85% of women were satisfied with the size and proportion of their partner’s penis. However, 45% of men believe they have a small penis. Looking at the penis from above tends to make it appear smaller than it actually appears from other viewpoints. A study of 170 women found that only a minority of women felt penis size was of “substantial” importance. Women in another study generally believed the width of the penis was more important to sexual satisfaction than penis length.
Given this information, when is a penis too small? Most urologists consider men with a flaccid penis length of less than 1.6 inches or an erect length less than 3 inches to be good candidates for penile augmentation. If you are considering penis augmentation surgery, call us today for an appointment with our experienced urologist, Dr. Elist. When you are considering penile enlargement surgery, it’s important to get all the facts. Penile augmentation is a personal decision and it’s best to make this significant decision in consultation with an experienced penile augmentation surgeon. Dr. Elist has created a patented method of penile enlargement, so if you are considering this step, call for your consultation today.