The growing demand for glans penis augmentation (GPA) makes it a hot topic in the field of andrological surgery, albeit still widely debated. The lack of high supporting evidence and its technically challenging aspects are the main concerns. The aim of this study was to review the current literature about GPA in order to provide an easy and comprehensive overview of the topic. GPA is suitable for managing both cosmetic and functional issues. Counseling should be the cornerstone of the decision-making process. A thorough understanding of the glans anatomy and treatment strategies remain essential to safely and effectively address the patient’s needs. GPA can be performed using injectable fillers or surgical grafting. Glans-shaft penis asymmetries, small glans size, and loss of glans tumescence can be managed by both injectable fillers and surgery. On the other hand, patients with lifelong premature ejaculation can mainly benefit from using injectable fillers. Currently, available studies show promising results but are limited by small sample’s size and non-randomized design. Furthermore, treatment-related complications are poorly reported. The long-term efficacy and safety profiles of GPA techniques should be further investigated.

Glans penis augmentation: when, how, and why?

Califano G.;Arcaniolo D.;Smarrazzo F.;Verze P.
2021

Abstract

The growing demand for glans penis augmentation (GPA) makes it a hot topic in the field of andrological surgery, albeit still widely debated. The lack of high supporting evidence and its technically challenging aspects are the main concerns. The aim of this study was to review the current literature about GPA in order to provide an easy and comprehensive overview of the topic. GPA is suitable for managing both cosmetic and functional issues. Counseling should be the cornerstone of the decision-making process. A thorough understanding of the glans anatomy and treatment strategies remain essential to safely and effectively address the patient’s needs. GPA can be performed using injectable fillers or surgical grafting. Glans-shaft penis asymmetries, small glans size, and loss of glans tumescence can be managed by both injectable fillers and surgery. On the other hand, patients with lifelong premature ejaculation can mainly benefit from using injectable fillers. Currently, available studies show promising results but are limited by small sample’s size and non-randomized design. Furthermore, treatment-related complications are poorly reported. The long-term efficacy and safety profiles of GPA techniques should be further investigated.
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