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Is My Penis Too Small?

December 5th, 2019

Is My Penis Too Small?

Penises range in all shapes and sizes, and most men who have their measurements taken for statistical data fall within an average range. Yet, there is not one ideal penis size because vaginas also exist in just as many sizes and shapes. If you are questioning your penis size due to issues with intimacy or from a place of lowered self-confidence, then it is essential to know that your penis size does not affect how attractive you are or your worth. Many men tend to think their penis is too small when in fact it falls within the statistical average. Specialists like Dr. James Elist will help determine if you are a candidate for penile enlargement. Read one of his recent studies for the correction of a retractile penis using a subcutaneous soft silicone penile implant.

What is considered average?

A study conducted in 2014 collected the penis measurements of over 15,000 men. Healthcare professionals performed the analyses in the study. The study reported that the current average penis is around 3.6 inches in length when flaccid and 5.2 inches in length when erect. The average circumference calculated from the data collected was 3.7 inches for a flaccid penis and 4.6 inches when erect. This information is consistent with other studies.

What is the correct way to measure yourself?

To take an accurate measurement of your penis:

  • A flexible tape measure or ruler should be used.
  • For length, set the ruler or measuring tape at the base of your penis on the top side (where the penis shaft meets the pubic bone).
  • Measure from the base to the tip of your penis without stretching it and do not count excess foreskin.
  • For the circumference, wrap the flexible tape measure around your penis at the base or close to the midpoint.

What conditions can make a penis seem small?

  • Buried penis: This condition makes the penis look smaller than it is. This condition is the result of excess skin around the penis, such as when the penis appears hidden beneath the abdomen or excess scrotal skin. A buried penis may create difficulties during sex or urination.
Buried Penis
  • Trapped penis: This condition arises from scar tissue forming after circumcision that did not heal correctly. The scar tissue traps the penis and can lead to issues with urinary function.
  • Webbed penis: This is when the skin of the scrotum connects to the penis shaft higher than it should. The condition can cause the penis to look shorter. It could be corrected with cosmetic surgery.
Webbed Penis

What exactly is a micropenis?

A micropenis is a condition that is diagnosed when the measurements of a penis are below the average range. The disease can be diagnosed in infants who have a penis that is less than .75 inches. It is often caused by hypogonadism, which is the low production of sex hormones. By treating the condition in infancy or as early as possible with hormone therapy, it may be corrected.

What’s the most effective way to get a bigger penis?

If you are experiencing difficulties due to a penis you feel is too small, or you feel you would like to have a larger penis, whether length, girth, or both, then schedule a consultation with Dr. Elist to discover the most effective penis enhancement treatment available worldwide. Dr. Elist specializes in cosmetic enhancement of the penis and offers the patented Himplant as a solution for qualifying men who would like to enhance their girth and length.

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