Most men can’t help but have a reaction when the subject of penis size comes up. Those who are possessed of an exceptionally large member may smile confidently, perhaps, while a man who is uncomfortable with what he perceives as inadequate penis size may fidget nervously, wishing the topic of conversation would change. Never mind that penis health and skill with the equipment are of much more importance than penis size; many men still want to have a penis of impressive dimensions. (There are plenty of exceptions, of course.) Some men may become so insistent on changing their penis size that they seek out ways to make this happen. One such option that men may consider involves using penis fillers.

Penis fillers, huh?

For those unfamiliar with the world of male equipment enhancement, penis fillers are a method by which the penis can become fatter, though not longer. When using penis fillers, a substance is injected into the penis shaft in several places (after numbing the penis in advance). This substance can vary, but it is often something referred to as a dermal filler, a gel that is made of (among others things) hyaluronic acid. Other options may include gels made of bone and cartilage, fat, or silicone.

When these substances are injected into the penis, they stretch out the pliable penis skin, filling it out as they settle in and adding girth to the member. The man is then instructed to rest his penis for a couple of weeks, after which time it may be brought back for a second round of injections.

Effective, but…

While penis fillers can indeed give a man a "girthier" penis, there are some caveats that must be brought up:

- Penis fillers are not permanent. Every case is different, so it is difficult to say exactly how long the procedure lasts, but some estimate that the filler generally lasts from 6 months to 2 years.

- They are expensive. Again, the exact cost will vary from case to case, but between $5,000 and $10,000 is standard. And in most instances, because this is cosmetic surgery, it is not covered by medical insurance.

- There are concerns. At this point, penis fillers are not FDA approved for use in the penis (although some may be approved for use elsewhere in the body). As a result, some doctors are concerned about both the safety and the efficacy of the procedure. Physicians have pointed to potential complications ranging from soreness and bruising to scarring to sexual dysfunction. However, the paucity of evidence-based studies makes it difficult to assess the risks involved. That said, it is absolutely clear that any man seriously interested in penis fillers should consult with a licensed and respected plastic surgeon. There have been instances of non-licensed individuals performing procedures using toxic or harmful substances as fillers, which have resulted in damage to the patient’s penis.

It’s also important to remember that many men who are unhappy with their penis size actually possess a penis of perfectly adequate (or in some cases, much more than adequate) size already. Such men may find themselves still unhappy after undergoing penis fillers, as their issue lies in a misperception of physical reality rather than in an actual penis size situation.

Whether a man uses penis fillers or not, or is already of a sufficient penis size or not, he still needs to watch his penis health. This is more easily accomplished via the daily application of an excellent penis health oil (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The best oils will contain both L-arginine and L-carnitine. The former is an aid in helping boost nitric oxide production, thereby helping with penile blood flow. And the latter is an amino acid with neuroprotective properties, which can help maintain desired penis sensitivity.