The Basics

Phalloplasty is the surgical (or sometimes non-surgical) modification of the penis, often aimed at increasing size. The term "Penoplasty" can also be used interchangeably with "Phalloplasty."

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Non-Surgical Girth Procedures

More popularly known as girth enhancement, non-surgical girth phalloplasty involves the use of injectable fillers to increase the width and circumference of the penile shaft. This procedure requires no general anaesthesia and is typically done within an hour (hence non-surgical). Typically, a patient will need 1-to-3 days of recovery, and can resume sex and/or masturbation in 7-to-14 days (depending on the filler and physician protocol). Popular fillers include Hyaluronic Acid (HA), PMMA, and Ellanse. You can find summarized information regarding each popular filler on the Inforgraphic found on this page.

Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 18 to 24 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles.

Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. Popular Brands Include: Juvéderm and Restylane.

Pros: Best Safety Profile among all Fillers available; naturally occurring in the body, formulated for use in cosmetic medicine. Easy to reverse. Provides instant girth. Very good value per CC. Offered by the majority of PhalloBoards Sponsors.

Cons: Non-permanency requiring future top-offs.

Popularly known as Ellansè, this filler is injected into the skin to lift, sculpt and restore lost volume associated with skin aging. Its principle component is Poly-Caprolactone (PCL) microspheres – a bio-resorbable soft medical polymer. The PCL is suspended in a gel carrier made of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC). Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, which lifts because of its properties as a gel, Ellanse works by stimulating your body to produce collagen. The results last 2 – 4years.

Popular Brands Include: Ellansè

Pros: Creates collagen for girth which tends to be firmer. Long-lasting (as much as 4-5 years depending on the type of Ellansè injected). Most Non-American Sponsors offer Ellansè.

Cons: Not available in the U.S. (FDA Approval pending as of March 2021). Due to the aforementioned pending approval, long-term outlook is not well known.

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is a synthetic, biocompatible substance that has been used in medicine for much of the last century. In dermal fillers, PMMA takes the form of a “microsphere” or tiny ball, that remains beneath the skin indefinitely to provide continued support. PMMA fillers will also contain collagen, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that provides structure and firmness.

Popular Brands Include: Linnea Safe and Bellafill®. 

Pros: The only permanent injectable filler recommended by the PhalloBoards. Long history of patient reviews showing strong long-term outlook.

Cons: Permanency can also be a negative if a patient has an undesirable or regrettable result. Hard to find (mostly in Mexico, Brazil, and parts of Europe). The American brand of PMMA (Bellafill) is extremely expensive-per-cc, making it impractical for most, as well as its bovine carrier proving problematic for some patients.