Penis Enlargement: Ligament Transection

Suspensory ligament transection can increase the flaccid length of the penis, though it will have no effect on the length of the erect penis. During surgery the suspensory ligament, which connects the base of the penis to the pubic symphysis, is released which allows for increased external projection of the penis.

Penis Enlargement: Ligament Transection Overview - Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny

Penis Enlargement: Ligament Transection
avg. recovery
4 months
Minor Surgical Procedure
$15000 - $25000

About the Procedure

Last Updated: 09.19.2021

For men who are self conscious about the size of their flaccid penis, ligament transection can increase the length of the penis when it is not erect. This surgery releases the suspensory ligament which anchors the penis to the pubic symphysis. The pubic symphysis is a cartilaginous joint that connects part of the left and right sides of the pubic bone. This ligament between the penis and the pubic symphysis helps to keep a portion of the penis safely within the body while also providing support for the penis when it is erect. It also creates the appearance of an arched angle between the penile base and pubic area. By cutting this ligament, the flaccid penis is effectively lengthened since there is no support to keep the penis inside of the body. The penis will also lay lower against the body at an obtuse angle, giving the perception of lengthening. During surgery, the patient will be placed under general anesthesia. The ligament will be accessed through a V shaped incision on the pubic area. Through this incision, the suspensory ligament will be severed and a buffer will be placed between the penis and the pubic symphysis to help prevent reattachment. Buffer materials may include tissue flaps or silicone implants. Complete release from the pubic bone is possible for further lengthening however this is accompanied by more complications including denervation and devascularization of the penis. When the procedure is complete, the V shaped incision will be closed in the shape of a Y for further lengthening on the penis.

The goal of a ligament transection procedure is to increase penile length.


Penis Enlargement: Ligament Transection addresses concerns such as:

Recovery Notes

Patients should expect to need at least 2 days of recovery before returning to work. Light exercise can be resumed after 1 week however more strenuous activity should be limited for 1 month. Normal sexual activity is permitted after 4-6 weeks. Some patients will experience a slight pain while having an erection. Final results can be seen 3-6 months after the procedure.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidates for penis enlargement surgery suffer from genetic malformations or are self conscious of penile length.

Not Recommended For

There is no penis enlargement procedure or technique that is widely recognized as effective with sustained results.

Side Effects

Side effects of ligament transection for penis enlargement may include recurrence, penile shortening, and the lack of penile support during erection, resulting in difficulty with sexual intercourse and penetration.


  • increased length
  • increased confidence
  • enhanced masculinity


  • reoccurrence
  • unsatisfactory results

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