Subjective penis hypoplasia
Irrespective of profession, educational level or social class, there are men who subjectively perceive their member to be too short or too small, be it in an erect or flaccid state. The number of unreported cases makes the size of the group difficult to estimate, but it certainly cannot be ignored. On repeated occasions, shame or fear of mockery causes men to consult therapists – even through newspaper advertisements – who usually recommend and/or perform expensive surgery. Technically speaking, this surgery (transsection of the ligamentum suspensorium and extension of the skin in the penoventral angle by Z-suture) is not difficult. Hence the fee demanded – sometimes as much as 5,000 to 8,000 euro – is excessive.
From an aesthetic point of view the results are often questionable. In a post-operative state the erect penis points downwards and the increase in length is minimal. To increase its size, subcutaneous fat is often injected under the penis skin.