Penis extenders, also known as stretchers and traction devices, were initially designed as a technique used for skin regeneration and cellular division by plastic surgeons.
By employing a small degree of pressure to the penis area, the extender can permanently, increase penis size.
Can Penis Extenders Help With Curvatures?
Suffering from penile curvature is more common than people think. Curvature of the penis primarily affects men between the ages of 45 and 60 with the average age of onset at 53. This condition is commonly known as Peyronie’s disease, named after Francois Gigot de la Peyronie, a famous french physician.
Penile curvatures are characterized as ‘the presence of one or more fibrous plaques/scars along the shaft of your penis (usually on the upper or lower side)”. Angulations can range from 20 – 45 degrees.
Dealing with this can be a tricky situation.For most people, the last thing they want to do is go under the knife with penile surgery which can lead to severe scarring and further damage to the penis. On the other hand, you don’t want to leave i untreated. For many penis extenders have become a a safe an effective option.
In Wendy Hurn’s (a Urology Specialist Practitioner at Bristol Royal Infirmary) research paper ‘Treatment of Penile Retraction in Evolutive Peyronie’s Disease with External Penis-Stretching’ she concluded that “penile extenders are a real alternative to surgery for correcting penile curvature”.
She conducted a study with 22 men that were aged between 18-78 years and suffered from peyronies disease. She seperated them into two groups with one having a stretched penis length under 4.9 inches and the other group greater than 4.9 inches.
Each group was required to wear the penis extender for a duration of 3 months and an average of 5 hours per day. Measurements were taken at the end of the treatment period; average penis length had increased 0.3 to o.9 inches while penis curvature was reduced up to 20%.
According to Dr. Hurn, ‘Our data shows that penis-stretching is effective in Peyronie’s disease treatment, especially at the stage of severe penile retraction.’
Her conclusion has been supported by other studies. The International Journal of Impotence Research published a study entitled ‘Can An External Penis Stretcher Reduce Peyronie’s Penile Curvature’, in which 8 participants worn penis extenders for 6 months and at least 4 hours a day. Reductions in curvature averaged 14 degrees ( from 34 degrees to 20 degrees) without experiencing discomfort.
Paolo Gontero’s study ‘Use of Penile Extender Device in the Treatment of Penile Curvature as a Result of Peyronie’s Disease’ discovered that patients who used a penis extender for 6 months experienced curvature reductions up to 31 degrees with reductions still evident 12 months later.
Numerous clinical studies have come to the same conclusion that you can treat curvature of the penis with a penile extender. However, it is recommended that you invest in a penis extender supported by clinical trials, case studies, and medically approved.
What To Expect
Penis Extenders have been clinically proven to provide up to 3 inches of additional penile length. Typically, patients will achieve about a 33% increase on the length and between 30 to 50% in girth. These devices have proven themselves to be effective in delivering long term gains basically increasing the length without pills or surgery.
Doctors in the United States and Europe have prescribed penis extenders a safer and less expensive alternative to reconstructive surgery. They have continued to confirm the increasing proof of the penis extender’s proficiency rate.
Today you can easily find a number of penis extenders designed to expand penis size by means of traction. They progressively extend the penile tissues, leading to eventual penis enlargement. They are becoming more and more popular, in part because they are a less expensive, less painful and non invasive way to enlarge your penis. If you invest in a high quality extender, and if used correctly, you should not experience any pain through the process.
You’ll want to keep in mind that this process takes time and you’ll need to exercise some patience. As mentioned above, in most cases, you’ll need to use the penis extender a minimum of several hours per day for 6 months or more to attain visible results.
Jackie Hogan, MS, RD is a registered dietitian based in Los Angeles. She is a member of the California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND-LAD) and the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Practice Group and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Jackie has been featured on Women’s Health, Fitness Magazine, Women’s Fitness, and Men’s Fitness magazine.