The Penuma implant is designed to give men more length and girth. It can increase the average male’s erect penis from 5.2 inches to 6.7 inches in just one procedure, according to the manufacturer. The implant is FDA-approved for both cosmetic and erectile dysfunction treatment.
The surgery lasts 45 to 60 minutes and can be performed under general anesthesia. According to the company, it’s “a safe, minimally invasive out-patient procedure.” The implant can be placed in either the front or the back of the penis.
Penuma says that the vast majority of patients are satisfied with their results, citing its own 2018 study that found 81% of subjects reported high satisfaction two to six years after their operation. But some men have had more dramatic results. Matt, a contractor in his forties from the western US, told Insider that, in addition to excruciating pain and swelling, he suffered a seroma—a collection of fluid under the skin—following his procedure.
In response, he filed the first of eight product-liability suits against International Medical Devices. But a Houston-based law firm that specializes in class-action lawsuits calls the suit meritless.
Penuma is considered an elective, cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. That said, some clinics that offer the procedure may have financing options available to make the cost more manageable. The decision to undergo the procedure is a personal one that depends on the patient’s priorities and goals. However, if you’re interested in the procedure, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with a qualified surgeon to get more details and to determine if it’s the right choice for you.