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Is there a way to increase the size of my penis?

Expert:   Harry Fisch, M.D., New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Medical College of Cornell University »

Curious as to whether or not there's any way to increase penis size? Watch this to find out!

Transcript: Some men have bigger penises than others. That’s just how it is. And as much as companies would like to convince you that they can add a few inches onto that gift you were born with, outside of surgery, there’s NO long-term way to increase the size of your penis. However – with so many penis-enlargements products claiming otherwise, here’s a quick rundown of the FACTS about penis size. Pills, patches, creams and pumps // For lasting results, they’re all a bust. The pump can give you a temporary boost – so is sometimes recommended for men with erectile dysfunction – but the increase won’t last for long. Penile enlargement exercises // they don’t hold up -- pardon the pun! [said tongue-in-cheek style]. You CAN’T bulk up your penis the same way you bulk up your biceps. Penis “stretchers” // these medieval torture devices just MIGHT be able to stretch the penis skin, but will have NO effect on erection size. AND they’re risky, often causing tissue tearing and burst blood vessels. Penile enlargement surgery //OK, this one CAN work, but average length gain is UNDER one inch, and many times, men ARE NOT satisfied with the results. The most common lengthening surgery slices through the ligament that supports the penis allowing it to dangle more, resulting in a longer look when not erect. For wider girth, a tissue harvested from cadavers is injected into a man’s penis, a process often used in reconstructive surgeries. Both procedures come with complications including bleeding, infection and possibly being left with a deformed penis. In fact, the American Urological Association stresses that these surgeries haven’t been proven safe or effective. Unless size is a SERIOUS issue for you, your best bet for a “better” penis is to enjoy the one you were born with. More »

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