Recovery after penis enlargement surgery : Penis enlargement

Your surgeon will have given you a set of instructions regarding post-operative care. These refer to the recovery period and must be followed accordingly. Once the surgeon considers you are well enough to be return home then you will be discharged. If you have had a local anaesthetic then you will be able to return home on the same day. But if you had a general anaesthetic then you may require an overnight stay.

Rest and recuperation

You can expect some pain and soreness following penis enlargement surgery but you will be given painkillers to control this. Your penis will be covered in a surgical dressing which will require changing at intervals. When this is removed you may notice a small scar but this will be eventually hidden by new growth of your pubic hair.

Once you are back at home then rest and do not over-exert yourself. If you have booked time off work before your surgery then make best use of this time and relax. Give yourself time to heal.

Massage and daily hygiene

It is important to massage your penis on a daily basis using Vaseline which helps to prevent lumps forming on the surface. This also stops the penis from becoming lop-sided.

Keep this area clean, especially whilst it is healing but avoid getting water into the area. Use a flannel or sponge to clean this area rather than having a shower. Do not go swimming or participate in any sports until after a month after surgery.

Aftercare appointments

If you had non-dissolvable (normal) stitches then these will be taken out after ten to fourteen days following surgery. You will also be asked to attend the clinic for a series of check ups which will monitor your progress over a set period of time.

If you opted for penis lengthening surgery then use special ‘penis extenders’which help to increase this length. Your surgeon will give you advice about how to use these.

Avoid physical activity

Avoid heavy lifting or any other strenuous activity for a month following surgery. Wait for a month to 6 weeks before resuming sexual relations. Your sexual performance will not be affected by this surgery nor will the ability to urinate.

It can take from 3 to 6 months before you see the complete results of this surgery.


Complications are rare but can happen. This is a risk with all forms of surgery. If you notice anything untoward such as excessive bleeding; collection of fluid under the skin of the penis; infection; severe pain; difficulty with breathing or chest pains then contact your surgeon immediately.

Other equally serious complications include thrombosis (blood clots), nerve damage and pulmonary embolism (the formation of a blood clot in the lungs). These also require immediate medical attention.

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