When it comes to penis enlargement, men have more options than ever: pills, exercises, pumps, and now, surgery. If you’ve been following the industry closely, there’s a good chance that you heard about Penuma.
Penuma is a penis enlargement surgery with medical grade silicone implant that delivers permanent results. Just as women augment their breasts with implants, men can now do the same with their penis.
If you’re interested in this procedure, you may be wondering what it is, how it works and the potential side effects.
What is The Penuma?
Penuma is a medical-grade silicone implant designed to enhance the look and size of the penis. It can increase the flaccid length and girth of the penis. The implant was invented in the early 2000s and has received 510(k) clearance.
Because the implant is made from soft silicone, it will feel natural in any state, whether you’re erect or flaccid. The implant is undetectable to sexual partners who are seeing your penis for the first time.
Who Created It?
The Penuma implant was developed by Dr. James Elist, a urologist from Beverly Hills. Dr. Elist wanted to provide his patients with a way to enlarge their penis. He assembled a team of experts to create a penis silicone implant that delivers notable improvement to penis size.
Penuma became the first FDA-cleared implant of its kind.
Large clinical studies show the effectiveness of Penuma and its ability to improve satisfaction and confidence. Most patients who undergo this procedure report high levels of satisfaction – and their partners are happy, too.
How is the Surgery Performed?
Penuma is an FDA-approved cosmetic surgical procedure to increase the size of the penis. The surgery is simple and straightforward. Here’s how this outpatient procedure works:
An incision is made above or below the base of the penis.
The implant is inserted into the incision and down the shaft.
It is then secured with sutures.
Patients report that the sutures cannot be felt by either them or their partners.
The procedure can take up to 60 minutes regardless of the implant size. Someone should be with you to drive you home after the procedure.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
In most cases, patients are up and about walking the day of the surgery. Pain is usually minimal.
You should be able to return to your daily activities within two to three days, but you won’t be able to take your new implant for a test drive for quite a while. Sex and masturbation will be off-limits until you’re cleared by the clinic, which is typically after 6-8 weeks.
Following the procedure, you will need to attend follow-up visits with a urologist for three days.
Plan to take a few days off of work for your recovery and take it easy for the first few weeks after the procedure.
What To Expect Before & After The Procedure?
Your doctor will discuss pre- and post-operative instructions with you. Generally, most patients are given the following instructions:
Before the Procedure
Avoid eating or drinking after midnight.
Shower and use Hibiclens, an antibacterial liquid skin cleanser that’s available at most pharmacies.
After the Procedure
Avoid lifting anything over 25 lbs. for at least two weeks.
Your doctor will place a JP drain during the surgery. This drain exits the incision and will be removed after three days.
Do not manipulate or touch the penis (except when urinating) for four weeks.
Do not engage in sexual intercourse or masturbation for at least six weeks.
What are the Potential Complications and Side Effects?
It’s important to remember that this is a surgical procedure, and you must follow your doctor’s post-operative instructions. Any deviation from these instructions can lead to complications.
You must absolutely refrain from:
Performing penis exercises
Using a penis pump
Patients may experience some side effects after the surgery, including:
Pain or discomfort in the affected area
Less common side effects include:
Hyper- or hypo-sensitivity
There have been no reports of painful urination, but some patients may experience painful erections initially. Usually, this pain occurs in the first few weeks after the procedure because the skin on the penis is expanding and changing in size.
Like with any other surgical procedure, there is always a risk of infection. Antibiotics and other solutions can help minimize this risk.
Only a small number of adverse events have been reported by patients:
Infection: 3% of cases
Seroma: 5% of cases
Penuma states that these cases were primarily due to patients not following postoperative instructions. To avoid these complications, patients must follow directions.
Who is a Candidate for Penuma Surgery?
As an elective surgery, there are certain requirements that patients must meet in order to be accepted. Patients must be:
Additionally, patients must not have undergone AlloDerm or PMMA procedures prior to the procedure.
Your consultant will help determine whether you’re a viable candidate for this procedure. It’s also important to make sure that you have realistic expectations for this surgery.
What Size is the Implant?
The size of the Penuma implant will depend on your natural shape. Each implant is contoured by a physician, who will determine which size is the best choice for you.
There are three sizes available:
Your doctor will choose a size based on your individual shape and size. Whether your doctor chooses the Penuma XXL size or the Large size, the implant should provide an increase in your flaccid length and girth.
Penuma doesn’t guarantee to increase the length of your erect penis, but some individuals do experience this.
Where Can You Get Penuma?
Currently, the procedure to implant Penuma is provided in:
Beverly Hills, CA
New York, NY
The Bay Area
Penuma Before and After Results
Studies have shown that Penuma is both safe and effective. One recent IRB-approved study, which spanned five years, found that participants were very satisfied with the results of the implant and that it boosted their self-confidence.
With Penuma, patients may experience:
56% size increase
81% satisfaction rate
Studies show that patients still experience high or very high satisfaction levels even after years of living with Penuma. Patients haven’t reported any changes to their erections, ejaculation or sexual function.
According to Penuma, patients typically see a 1”-2” increase in their penile girth over the course of a few months after the procedure. Of course, every person is different. Some may more or less growth.
What are the Benefits of Penuma?
If you’re interested in penis enhancement, Penuma offers many potential advantages, including:
Permanent enhancement solution
Does not interfere with penile function
Reversible if you change your mind
Natural looking solution
The implant is contoured to your individual size
Manufactured in the United States
Quick outpatient procedure
Quick recovery time
Long track record of effectiveness and satisfaction
Penis Enlargement Surgery Cost in US
The cost of Penuma varies depending on the patient’s needs and individual circumstances.
However, the average cost is typically around $16,500.
The company works with different financing companies to make the procedure affordable. They accept multiple methods of payment, including:
Major credit cards
The initial consultation is free, and there is no obligation to move forward with the procedure if you decide that it’s not for you.
If you are uncircumcised, you will also need to have this procedure done before you can get the Penuma implant.
The cost of circumcision, for an adult male, can cost up to $5,000. Because this is also an elective procedure, your insurance is not likely to cover it. Financing may also be available for this procedure.
Taking the Next Step
If you’re seriously considering Penuma, get in touch with a patient consultant to schedule a consultation. Now is also a great time to ask any questions you may have about the procedure, potential complications and the benefits.
The consultation is the first step in the process. During this meeting, your consultant will ask questions, determine whether you’re a candidate for the procedure and if so, which size would be the ideal option for you.
You will be guided through the next steps and all throughout the recovery process to make sure that your experience is a positive one.
Penuma is a surgical solution for penis enhancement that produces long-term satisfaction for both patients and their partners. The implant is FDA-cleared, and the procedure is performed by specially trained physicians. Studies support the effectiveness of the surgery, and it’s a solution that delivers permanent results.