Thickening operations

Some men feel their penis is too thin. This can often be remedied, either through an extension or as a separate procedure. The penis can be thickened by transplanting skin or fat to the penis shaft. The size of the thickened area depends on how much of the fat stays in place. As a rule of thumb, around 20% of the injected fat stays in place permanently. The final result is visible after six months. Should the patient desire extra thickness, another procedure will be required.

Akademikliniken uses the fat transplant technique. Fat is normally sucked out of the waist or abdomen and injected around the penis shaft. Normally, 20-30ml are needed. Post-op pain is not normally severe, but most patients have to spend the night at the clinic. Any pain after surgery is normally linked to the area where the liposuction has been performed, rather than the penis.


However, the penis will swell significantly in the first three weeks, and erections during this time can be painful, but after the first weeks of recovery the discomfort usually disappears. Patients should wait around a month before sexual activity is resumed. Erection ability is not influenced by the procedure. As long as no complications ensue, the sensitivity of the skin and the head of the penis remains unchanged.

Most patients can go back to work after a few days, depending on how physically demanding the work is.