Definition: What is a Micropenis?
Simple Definition: A micropenis or microphallus is a functional penis that is under 2.5 centimeters at birth, for a full-term baby. The average size of a penis at birth is approximately 3.5 centimeters. Having a penis one centimeter or more shorter than the average is considered a micropenis. In most cases the shortened penis size can be corrected.
What is the Best Way to Treat or Correct a Micropenis?
The best treatment option for micropenis disorder is surgery. Enlarging the penis surgically results in permanent correction and resolves both sexual and urination issues.
At Morganstern Health many patients come to us looking for an enlargement of their birth penis which they have considered small from the beginning. These men want to gain enough size to hang down and feel confident with their partner(s). To gain size, some men opt for instant penile enlargements, while most choose penis surgery based on their desires to simply be bigger and receive maximum permanent growth. Some men already have what is considered average or larger sized penises, yet want to extend their penis even longer or wider.
Others have the genetics resulting in a smaller than average penis size. So what is the best option to help men who have inordinately small penises at birth which remain small into adulthood? What exactly are micro penises and what is micro penile disorder? Morganstern Health provides the answers.
What is Micro Penile Disorder
Many of our patients ask us, “What exactly is micro penile disorder?” The follow up question is, “What can be done if I think I may have this disorder?” There are some cases in which an adult male has an erect penis size of 2.75 inches or smaller. This often results from abnormal testicular development. In many instances the penis simply did not grow in length as it should have in the first trimester of development in utero. There is often a reduced level of testosterone in men with this condition. This is often referred to as micro penile disorder. The obvious problem is a possible difficulty in performing sexual intercourse. Other common problems occur with urination and fertility. For these reasons medical professionals are terming the condition as micro penile disorder or micro penile syndrome. It is estimated that less than 1% of American men are born with this condition. Men that were born with micro penile syndrome often seek treatment and are glad to find out the condition can be permanently corrected.
Our surgeons at Morganstern Health treat micro penile syndrome with permanent enlargement surgery.