Is Penile Enlargement Possible?

Many products and treatments advertise the ability to increase penile size and sexual performance dramatically. While these claims can be tempting, many of these products are gimmicks or simply don’t work. But, with the proper treatment, is penile enlargement possible?

The good news is that it’s possible to enhance the size of your penis with specific treatments, including soft tissue dermal fillers and the ERECTA-SHOT from WellMedica in Reston. Keep reading for a complete overview of penile enlargement, including options to consider (and those to stay away from). 

The Risks of Surgical Penile Enlargement

Penile enlargement surgery is one possible way to increase the size of the penis. There are many different procedures, including:

  • Placing an FDA-approved soft silicone implant (called Penuma) under the skin, which makes the penis appear larger
  • Surgically cutting the suspensory ligament that links the penis and the pubic bone, making the penis appear longer 
  • Removing fat cells from another area of the body and injecting them through small incisions on the shaft of the penis

While penile enlargement surgery can enhance the length and girth of the penis, it involves various risks. For one, some surgical procedures must be performed with the patient under general anesthesia. General anesthesia poses the risk of severe allergic reactions, infection, injection site injury, and breathing problems, among other complications. 

Other risks of penile enlargement surgery include:

  • Scar tissue formation
  • An abnormal bend or curve in the penis
  • Pain in the penis
  • Loss of sensation in the penis
  • Infection
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Need for an additional procedure to achieve the desired results
  • Risk of rejection (in the case of fat transfer)

Penile enlargement surgery can also involve extensive recovery time. This may necessitate time off of work, physical activity, and, of course, intercourse.  

As a surgical procedure, penile enlargement surgery also involves the risks of all surgeries, such as deep vein thrombosis, wound infection, blood loss, and scarring. 

Do Topical Penile Enlargement Creams and Pills Work?

Creams and pills are among the most common penile enlargement treatments. You may even see them in your local drugstore or online advertisements. While creams and pills are an attractive alternative to surgery, they’re unlikely to provide the results you’re looking for. 

Some of the ingredients you may find in penile enlargement creams and pills include:

  • Sildenafil: Sildenafil is a prescription medication that’s FDA-approved to treat erectile dysfunction. It works by temporarily boosting blood flow to the penile tissues with sexual arousal, making it easier to achieve an erection that’s sufficient for sex. So, while it may temporarily enlarge your penis in the form of a stronger erection, it won’t make a lasting change in the size of your penis. 
  • Horny goat weed: As the name suggests, this herb is thought to enhance libido. It’s long been used in Chinese medicine as an ancient remedy. But while horny goat weed may provide a slight, temporary improvement in libido, there’s no research to support its penis-enhancing effects. 
  • Ginkgo biloba: Ginkgo biloba is an antioxidant-rich herb that’s included in some penis enlargement supplements. It helps dilate blood vessels, which may increase blood flow to the penile tissues. This may help men reach and maintain an erection, but can’t increase penis size. 
  • Peppermint extract: This natural extract is included in topical creams for penile enlargement. But, rather than enhancing penile size, peppermint extract can irritate the skin and make it more challenging to achieve an erection, ultimately hindering sexual function. 
  • Ginseng extract: In clinical research, ginseng has been found to improve men’s self-reported ability to have sex, although its effect on erectile function was ultimately found to be trivial. While ginseng 

Can Vacuum Pumps Help with Penile Enlargement?

Another product available for penis enlargement is a vacuum pump. Also known as a penis pump or vacuum erection device, this product works by drawing blood into the penis, making it easier to get an erection. 

While vacuum pumps may help some men with erectile dysfunction, they can’t improve the size or girth of the penis. 

Effective Non-Surgical Penile Enlargement 

Thankfully, effective penile enlargement is still possible without surgery. At WellMedica, we offer safe, effective non-surgical male enhancement treatments to help patients regain confidence and a renewed quality of life.  

Dermal Fillers for Penis Enlargement

Soft tissue dermal fillers quickly and effectively increase the girth and length of the penis without the need for surgery. Most men experience a 20 to 30% increase in penile girth, and the fillers can even correct any asymmetries in the shape of the penis. 

How Do Dermal Fillers Work for Penile Enlargement?

Most dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the body. Hyaluronic acid plumps and volumizes the shaft of the penis, creating a larger, longer, and more even appearance. Depending on the filler, the results can last one year to two years.

How Are Dermal Fillers Administered?

Dermal fillers for penis enlargement can be administered in-office with a local anesthetic. The anesthetic is administered an hour before the procedure, which typically takes just 10 to 20 minutes. Most men experience little to no discomfort and can return to their normal activities within just one to two days (although intercourse and strenuous exercise should be avoided for a week). 

Are Dermal Fillers Safe for Male Enhancement?

All of the fillers used for penile enlargement at WellMedica are FDA-approved, meaning they’ve been thoroughly researched and tested for safety.  

ERECTA-SHOT for Penis Enlargement

The ERECTA-SHOT (also known as the E-SHOT™) is an innovative non-surgical treatment option to improve penile size and function. It combines platelet-rich plasma (the P-SHOT®) with Botox® to increase the girth and length of the flaccid penis. Dr. Dima at WellMedica has been administering the ERECTA-SHOT since 2015 with excellent results. 

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, increases blood flow to the penis. This enhances oxygen delivery to the penile tissue and increases nitric oxide production. Both of these benefits stimulate new nerve and blood vessel growth while supporting the development of healthier penile tissue. Over time, PRP can increase penile length, girth, and sexual responsiveness. 

Botox® is a neurotoxin that’s widely used for wrinkles and facial folds. It works by blocking nerve signals to the targeted muscles, keeping the skin smooth and youthful-looking. Botox® can also help with penis enhancement by relaxing the penile muscles and promoting new tissue growth. This allows more blood to flow into the making, resulting in larger, longer-lasting erections.

How is the ERECTA-SHOT Administered?

The ERECTA-SHOT is injected into both sides of the corpus cavernosum in the penis. It’s a section of smooth muscle that fills with blood when a man achieves an erection. Dr. Dima administers the ERECTA-SHOT with a topical anesthetic, which prevents discomfort during the injection and is very well tolerated by patients. 

The Benefits of Non-Surgical Penile Enlargement

Non-surgical penile enlargement provides numerous benefits for men who aren’t satisfied with their sexual performance or penile appearance, including:


By choosing non-surgical penile enlargement, you can avoid the risks and potential complications of surgical procedures. Dermal fillers and Botox® have been scrupulously vetted and approved by the FDA. Platelet-rich plasma is typically derived from the patient’s blood, preventing rejection and allergic reactions. 

Little to No Downtime

The need for recovery time after surgical penile enlargement can compromise your work schedule and hold you back from your favorite activities. With minimally invasive penile enlargement from WellMedica, you can avoid a lengthy recovery and return to work right away. 

Improves Both Girth and Length

Dermal fillers and the ERECTA-SHOT can improve both the girth and length of the penis, providing an overall improvement in its appearance. These non-surgical treatments can also be tailored to your concerns, providing a high level of personalization for each patient. 

Ability to Correct Asymmetries

Unlike many other penile enhancement treatments, dermal fillers can correct penile asymmetries without the need for surgery. Dr. Dima can inject the filler into areas of the penis that are sunken or uneven, giving the penis a more attractive look. 

Renewed Confidence

A small or asymmetrical penis can take a toll on a man’s confidence. Non-surgical penile enlargement can restore your confidence in intimate settings, leading to greater satisfaction and improved overall wellness. 

Learn More About Non-Surgical Penile Enlargement

The importance of sexual wellness can’t be understated in the context of your quality of life. At WellMedica in Reston, we’re proud to offer the most cutting-edge non-surgical penile enlargement treatments. Dr. Dima has long been performing the ERECTA-SHOT and dermal fillers for penile enlargement, with resounding patient satisfaction. 

If you want to learn more about these treatments and how they could work for you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation


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