Do girth dermal filler injections adversely directly impact blood pressure or increase risks of hypertension?

This is a common questions amongst individuals looking at phalloplasty and penis enhancement procedures. Please see 2 of our respected doctors answers below! To learn more or join in the conversation, please set up an account and participate in our forum!


Dr. Carney:

When girth is added to the penis via any sort of injectable or FFT, that enhancement occurs by adding the bulking agent into to the subcutaneous tissue “surrounding” the vascularized penile organ. The incredibly small capillaries located within the subcutaneous tissue are not affected by total body blood pressure – they are simply too minuscule and remote to be impacted. If you added additional girth augmentation later, our limitation is the degree of stretch within that subcutaneous tissue – not the penis organ. Human tissue is very stretchable with time. You just can’t force stretch it without risks.

Your erection process to attain a full engorgement is an automated sealing process within the organ. If you provided increased blood force it won’t change the amount of blood provided to the penis as it locks itself closed once a full dose of blood is in place for optimal penetration size. Alas, high blood pressure tends to cause an opposite effect on men and their erections as veins in the body can and will harden from high blood pressure, resulting in erectile dysfunction symptoms from insufficient arterial blood flow. Remember, your penis is located on the very edge of your body. That means it gets lower priority of blood flow when resources are limited – as with patients exhibiting cold hands and feet.

Finally, some blood pressure medicines are notorious for triggering significant ED issues as they medicate the same sort of situation I just described. The hypertension drug we recommend patients not use for their blood pressure condition relative to penile performance is Propranolol. We’ve discovered it not only causes ED but also triggers penile fibrosis: the building block of Peyronie’s disease.