Chicago urologist Laurence A. Levine, MD, director of the male fertility program at Rush University Medical Center, tested the FastSize Extender on 10 men afflicted with Peyronie's disease, which can cause bending and shrinkage of the penis. At the end of the six-month study, which was funded by the maker of the FastSize Extender, Levine found increased penile length and reduced curvature in every man and increased girth in seven of the men. Calling the results "remarkable," Levine now prescribes the device to many of his Peyronie's patients and reports no significant complications. (Levine has also worked as a paid consultant to FastSize Extender.)
Prostate Cancer – Prostate cancer itself and the various treatments for it can result in changes in sexual function. We already mentioned how treatments that lower testosterone can result in shrinkage, but shrinkage can also be caused by tissue damage that occurs during surgery for prostate cancer . Some studies on men conducted after radical prostatectomy found that penis size significantly decreased after this surgery . However, studies have found that vacuum erectile devices may prove helpful for penile rehabilitation after surgery and may help preserve penile size .
To measure your relaxed flaccid length, measure right after undressing, since a warm or cold room may cause expansion or shrinkage. Measure while standing using a flexible ruler. Position the tip of the ruler right at the point where your shaft meets your abdomen. Bend the ruler along the shaft and read the length. The average flaccid length is about 3.43 inches.
As previously noted, gaining weight can result in the penis appearing shorter because the base becomes buried in fat. Liposuction may be used to reduce the pubic fat pad to make the penis appear larger . Studies show that suprapubic liposuction is very safe and successful with minor or no complications when it is performed meticulously, and long with improving associated esthetic concerns, it may help improve self-esteem as well .