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Can Penis Lengthening Surgery Correct Penis Shortening?

Peyronie's Question

I have had Peyronie’s for some time now, but I have not had any surgery. I don't feel like I need it as I no longer have the curve, I just have the shortage from having Peyronie’s.

My question is, do you think it could help me and do you think that my insurance would pay for it.


Doctors performing penis surgery and penis traction device

My Peyronie's Answer

Dear RJ

Penis surgeries do have some serious potential side effects and shortening is actually one of them. As I’m not a medical doctor, I may not be explaining this satisfyingly (you should talk to your doctor if you have any questions). But surgery can make the penis you have bigger by exposing some of the hidden part of the penis. This video explains how it works.

So penis surgery can help with penis shortening but I cannot answer if your insurance will pay for it, you will have to contact them directly to find that out.

Penis surgeries however do have potential side effects so you may want to consider other options first.

Penis traction devices are non-invasive, safe and relatively inexpensive treatment option to lengthening the penis. There is no question that traction does lengthen the penis if it is used for prolonged period of time. That's just how traction works (think of long neck Kayan women in Burma). Traction however requires serious commitment, you need to wear the device for up to 8 hours per day for few months for best results.

You can realistically expect between 0.5 – 1 cm in penile length per month of use. To increase your penile length by 1 - 2 inches (2.5 – 5 cm) you are likely to have to use the penis traction device for 6 - 10 hours daily for 3 - 6 months.

This article contains links to the most relevant articles about traction therapy. They are though more focused on the option of using traction devices to treat penile curvature as that is the most urgent problem for most men with Peyronie’s disease.

As you (fortunately) are only dealing with penis shortening then I recommend having a look at Male Edge (most comfortable device I have tested) or Phallosan if your situation makes it difficult to wear the device for long enough during working hours (as you can wear it while sleeping).

I hope this is some help and wish you all the best in the future.

Best regards,


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