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That's what makes it so fantastic. Wishing you were a little bigger is common. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. O'Leary -- very cautiously -- says it might be possible to stretch the skin of the penis. What does it mean? Glenn Weiss proposes onstage at the Emmys after accepting win. The need for penis-enlargement surgery is rare.

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Should my penis be bigger? Pumps and pills, horny goat weed, and other penis enlargement nonsense But enough of the sensible expert advice. This is the classic of the penis enlargement device genre. You stick your penis into a cylinder attached to a pump that sucks out the air. The resulting vacuum draws extra blood into your penis, making it erect and a little bigger.

You then clamp off the penis with a tight ring -- like a tourniquet -- to keep the blood from escaping back into your body. Penis pumps do have a real medical use: They help men with erectile dysfunction.

But the pump has no lasting effect on the size of your penis. You will deflate to normal size once you remove the ring. Risks include temporary impotence , blisters, bruises, ruptured blood vessels, and discolored and thickened skin.

The clamping should not be done for longer than 20 to 30 minutes at most since it will eventually cause tissue damage. Exercises, weights, and devices. You can't bulk up your penis with exercises, as you can your biceps.

It is not a muscle. However, some devices and types of stimulation are purported to stretch the skin and lengthen the penis itself.

One popular example is "jelqing," a regimen of tugging or "milking" exercises. Naturally, it has an "ancient" which means "bogus" pedigree: Web sites tell us it's an old Arabian technique passed down from well-hung father to son. The details are veiled behind web pages demanding your credit card, but jelqing exercises generally involve a lot of work -- 30 to 60 minutes of firm yanking most days of the week.

The real trick is that you are supposed to do this without your penis getting erect. So you had better have a lot of self-discipline, a lot of free time, and a door with a lock. Other penis enlargement options include devices that you clamp onto your penis to stretch it -- sometimes for as long as eight hours a day -- with tension or weights. Will any of this work? O'Leary -- very cautiously -- says it might be possible to stretch the skin of the penis.

However, this would have no effect on the size of your erection. It would also require superhuman dedication. Risks include tearing of the tissue, burst blood vessels, and other problems. O'Leary recently saw a patient who was hanging heavy weights off his erect penis and fractured it, snapping the tissue.

The result was terrible pain and surgery. Pills, supplements, and creams. Every last one of them. Most are mixtures of herbs like yohimbe the "herbal Viagra" , ginseng , and, of course, horny goat weed. They have never been shown to have any effect on penis size. Penis Enlargement Surgery Unlike most enlargement schemes, surgery can work. Even critics concede that. However, there are risks, and the results may be less impressive than you hope. One study published in European Urology found that the average length gain is less than one inch.

Solomon, MD, a plastic surgeon outside Philadelphia, agrees that the results are modest but says they are usually a bit better than that. The Amazing Journey from Egg to Embryo. There are two basic penis enlargement surgeries. The penis is connected to your pelvis with a tough fiber called the suspensory ligament. This holds back some of the penis shaft and hides it inside your body. Surgically cutting the ligament releases the tension and -- theoretically -- more of the shaft becomes outwardly visible.

To prevent the ligament from reattaching, you will probably need to attach weights or stretching devices to your penis daily for about six months. The original technique was to take fat from elsewhere in the body and inject it into the shaft of the penis to bulk it up. The fat would get partially absorbed and your penis would be left looking lumpy. A newer version of this technique uses implanted allograft, tissue harvested from cadavers that's used in many types of reconstructive surgery.

Surgeons who do the procedure -- such as Solomon and Brian J. Rosenthal, MD, a urologist in Beverly Hills -- say that the allograft lasts longer and provides a much better result. We'll never know how the tissue donors would feel about their second lives as penis stuffing. Penis enlargement risks and disasters However, before you take out a penile improvement loan and slap your penis down on the operating table, it's important to consider the risks.

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