Glans Enhancement – Penis Head Augmentation

Next to the classic penis enlargement the thickening of the glans, the head of the penis, has established itself as a non-surgical technique. The number of plastic surgeons offering these intradermic natural filler injections is constantly rising, in the US as well as other countries. The goal is the make the glans look bigger, increase the pleasure of the sexual partner and it is often claimed that the filler may also help to reduce sensitivity and fight premature ejaculation this way. While some surgeons publish numbers and statistics of their patients, there are no scientific studies backing up this last claim.

How does it work? Pretty simple, in contrast to a surgical penis enhancement no scalpel will be used, but subcutaneous injection of a filler material, either hyaluronic acid or a special hyaluronic gel. Sounds familiar? It should, this polymer is for example used for lip augementation to plump lips as well, proven to work and pretty reliable, there are quite a few studies that hyaluronic acid isn’t harmful and doesn’t cause any long term damage.

First, local anaesthetic is applied to the glans, usually a lidocaine based numbing cream or spray that’s also the main ingredient of many premature ejaculation remedies. Then the surgeon uses a fine needle to inject the filler step by step. The process is described in by the Korean Society for Sexual Medicine and Andrology (Moon DG, Kwak TI, Kim JJ. Glans Penis Augmentation Using Hyaluronic Acid Gel as an Injectable Filler, The World Journal of Men’s Health. 2015;33(2):50-61) for all who are interested in the detailed process.

While these injections aren’t deep, the are still some risks and unwanted side effects: The glans will be swollen for a few days, intercourse is not recommended for the first 5-7 days. The substance must be injected by an experienced surgeon to ensure the injections are done evenly in order to avoid a deformed look of the glans afterwards. Additionally, there is always a small risk of infections, it’s minimal, but it’s not zero. A rare side effect is clumping or a palpable filler. Even rarer and a worst case scenario: If the injection is deeper than it should be and hyaluronic acid accidentially is injected into a blood vessel, this may result in a necrosis, the death of tissue. Again, make sure to only let a qualified plastic surgeon with a proven track record do this, in a professional, sterile environment.

While the overall risk is relatively low, the costs are high, the usual price for a penis head augmentation is starting at about $2500 and can go up to $6000, depending on the location and reputation of the clinic or surgeon. So, far from inexpensive, especially since the medium resorption time of the filler is about a year. The glans will return to its original state and size after a year, repeating the injections is not a problem, but the effect is never permanent.

A quick and effective way to gain about 20-25% of glans volume, but long term a making your penis bigger by training is certaily more cost effective. Since the glans filler injections are a pretty new technique, there aren’t any long term experiences concerning negative side effects of multiple injections on this nerves of the glans.

6 thoughts on “Glans Enhancement – Penis Head Augmentation

  1. Robert

    Hi, is this really true, it only lasts about 12 months and then the penis/glans returns to the original size? There is no permanent effect?

    1. SPE Post author

      Hi Robert,

      it’s unfortunately true, alhtough hyaluronic acid is a natural “cushioning agent”, longevity is limited because the body slowly resorbs the serum and there is no way to stop this process. So you are absolutely right, a lot of money and a pretty scary procedure for a very limited effect. Neverless, it wouldn’t be offered if there wouldn’t be a market for it. We don’t recommend these injections, apart from the costs, since there is no medical indication for this method and the possible severe side effects and general risks aren’t worth a bigger glans for a few months. Just our personal opinion, the glans is a really sensitive area.

  2. SocalGuy

    I personally tried glans enhacement in a reputable clinic in California, maybe some feedback can help others. First, it is a little more painful than I imagined, not the injections, but afterwards my glans was swollen and damn, it hurt badly for a few days. No infection, everything was fine, but without painkillers it was hard to manage my everyday life. A few days later, I was really happy. My glans is pretty tiny and it looked huge now and I had the best sex with my wife, ever. My glans felt a bit numb comapred to the usual feeling, but in a good way, I had more control and lasted as long as I wanted. Now, after roughly 14 months, it’s unortunately back to normal.

    I certainly won’t do it every year, but man, I was really happy with it and I’ll do it again.

    1. SPE Post author

      Hi SocalGuy,

      thanks a lot, we always appreciate first hand experiences and feedback. Great to hear that you had obviously picked the right clinic and you were happy with the result. Nonetheless, injections in the penis, even intradermally or subcutaneous, aren’t totally free of risks and long term experiences with lip fillers hint to possible tissue damage if you do it too often. Rarely happens, but regarding the dramatic consequences, I think the reward isn’t worth the risk. Something everybody has to decide on his own, but maybe “better small and safe than big and sorry” isn’t a bad advice. If you don’t mind a question: How does your wife feel about it?

  3. Calvin

    I was just looking for this information for some time. After six hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your website. I wonder what is the lack of Google strategy to not rank this type of informative sites in top of the list. Normally the top websites are full of garbage.

    1. SPE Post author

      Hi Calvin,

      thanks for your kind words, unfortunately we can’t actively influence which results Google shows prominently. Maybe drop them a line and give them feedback on your experiences while searching. We are happy you found us and will ensure to continue to follow our “quality before quantity” strategy.


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