The Penuma is a type of penile implant designed to increase the length and girth of a man’s penis. It was developed by Dr. James Elist, a urologist based in Beverly Hills, California, and is the only penis enlargement surgery cleared for commercial use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States.
The Penuma device is a crescent-shaped piece of medical-grade silicone inserted under the penis skin to make the penis longer and wider. It’s placed during an outpatient procedure that lasts approximately 45 to 60 minutes, under general or local anesthesia.
Here’s a simplified explanation of how the procedure works:
- The surgeon makes a small incision in the pubic area.
- The Penuma device is inserted through this incision and positioned along the shaft of the penis, above the corpora cavernosa, which are the two chambers that fill with blood to cause an erection.
- The device is then molded to the patient’s specific penis shape and size.
- The incision is closed, and the patient can typically go home the same day.
After the surgery, the patient’s penis may appear both longer and thicker when flaccid. The device does not interfere with urination or sexual function. It’s important to note that while the Penuma can increase the size of the penis when flaccid, it does not significantly change the size of an erect penis.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, including infection, changes in sensation, and dissatisfaction with cosmetic results. It’s crucial for anyone considering this procedure to discuss it thoroughly with a qualified medical professional.