Peyronies Disease Surgery
Necessary to Straighten a Bent Penis?

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Peyronies disease surgery will be necessary for some men to straighten their bent penis. For most men, it is not.

Only about 10% of men use surgery to straighten a bent penis. And, most of them could have used non invasive penis traction therapy.


“Penile traction therapy (PTT)

is increasingly being recognized as a viable nonsurgical approach
Peyronie’s disease.”

ref:  Dr. Shaan A. Setia MD,
penis traction device,

Quick Links to Common questions and answers:

1.  Why avoid surgery?

2.  VIDEO: What does a Peyronies disease surgery look like?

3.  What are the possible side effects of penis surgery?

4.  Do you need Peyronies disease surgery?

5.  "Will my cock be 100% straight?"

6.  Are there different kinds of Peyronies disease surgery?

7.  Are there effective alternatives to surgery? 

8.  What are the effective non-surgical proven methods of penis straightening?

Why Avoid
Peyronies Disease Surgery?

Peyronies disease surgery is scary for most of us. And, rightly so.


Because it’s our cock that is being seriously cut up.

Here is a video of a Peyronies disease surgery to straighten a bent penis:

With any penis surgery, sensation will be lost post op simply because so much skin is being cut. That means nerves are being cut.

Why you need to know this:

Nerves carry our physical sensations from our penis to our brain just like electric cords carry electricity to a light bulb. Imagine cutting the cord on an electric lamp. The light goes out until the connection is reformed.

The same is true with nerves in your penis. If you cut a nerve, the electricity (message) does not reach your brain and you can not feel the physical sensation in your penis where the nerve was cut off.

Here’s what makes this so important:

Unfortunately, nerves do not heal quickly, like a cut on your skin, or, a broken bone.

Nerves can take a very long time to heal and reconnect. That could mean 5 - 10 years or more. Unlike a broken bone or a serious cut that can heal in a matter of 6 - 8 weeks, nerves heal slowly. Very slowly.

What Are The Possible Side Effects
Peyronies Disease Surgery?

This is a very good question, and, the main reason to avoid Peyronies disease surgery if possible. Almost all of the worst side effects are related to the cut nerves.

There are a number of rather unpleasant possible side effects from a Peyronies surgery that include and are not limited to:

  • Impotence

  • Lack of sensation

  • Inability to orgasm

  • Inability to attain or maintain an erection

  • Infection

  • Future Peyronies bending (about 1/3 of cases)

  • Poorer future erections

“....and patients must be warned that long-term worsening of the quality of the erection may occur in up to one-third of cases.”

ref: Asian Journal of Andrology
Long-term results of the surgical treatment of Peyronie's disease with Egydio's technique: a European multicentre study

Do You Need
Peyronies Disease Surgery?

Most men do not.

First of all, Peyronies disease surgery is usually only recommended to men who are in the second phase of Peyronies disease, who have not responded to other therapy, and who’s curvature is so severe that it makes intercourse impossible or terribly painful.

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Penis surgery is not something to rush into.

Although most surgeries of this type are successful, they can be a risky business. As you already learned: Only about 10% of Peyronies sufferers will have a surgery.

“About 10% of men have surgery.”

Bent Penis FAQs

Here at Bent Penis Org we have come to the conclusion that 99%+ of men can straighten their erection sufficiently for satisfactory intercourse using non-surgical, non-invasive medically recommended methods.

“Will My Cock Be 100% Straight?”

That’s a very good question.

Probably not. Not with Peyronies disease surgery, not with injections, and not with traction.

But, that is of no real significance when you take into account that over half of all men have some degree of penile curvature. Yes, more than half of all men have some bending in their erect shaft.

A small amount of curvature is normal and in no way interferes with intercourse. So, don’t get obsessed with having a perfectly straight erection. Most men don’t.

How Much of a Bend is OK?

As long as you can have sexual intercourse that is comfortable for both you and your partner, any bending or curvature you may have is just meaningless.

You don’t have to be worried about it or concerned with it. Just go enjoy your sex life! Please keep that in mind as you progress with your straightening program.

Now, take a look at this curved erection:

after penis traction therapy PTTa small curve usually remains

If you can achieve anywhere near this kind of straightening, sexual intercourse is never going to be a problem. So, keep that in mind also as you progress with your own straightening program.

Are There Different Kinds
Peyronies Disease Surgery?


There are four basic ways a penis is straightened with Peyronies disease surgery. The first three involve just surgery. You either shorten the longer side (2 techniques), or, lengthen the shorter side. All erectile function will be left to nature.

The fourth surgical method is placing a prosthetic device inside the penis. You’ll never have a natural erection again. Ever. You’ll use an implanted pump to get an erection. Using a device implant like this has to do with severe erectile dysfunction problems. Although erectile dysfunction often occurs with Peyronies Disease, it is an entirely different topic. We won’t be dealing with it in this article.

Side note: Although erectile dysfunction can come from the changes in the blood vessels when a man has Peyronies disease, it’s also possible to develop a condition called “psychological impotence” when you have PD. This normally resolves itself when the curvature is corrected. So, you must have a very clear discussion with your doctor/surgeon before you consider an implant. Be SURE you need one before you get one.

If you can get erections now, even weak ones, this prosthetic procedure is undoubtedly the wrong choice. Therefore, we will only be discussing the first three methods in this article.

Straightening a Bent Penis
With Surgery

The first method of Peyronies disease surgery used was called the Nesbit procedure. It shortens the erection.

Nesbit Procedure

The Nesbit Procedure
shortens the longer side of the bend so that the penis will come out straight again during erection.

This will make the new erection anywhere between 1/4 inch and a whopping 2 inches shorter during erection. Yes, 2 inches shorter. It all depends upon how severe the curve is and how long the penis was to start with. One half inch shorter is average.

The second, and newer, similar method is called 16 Dot Plication (folding).

16 dot plication for peyronies disease16 Dot Plication

16 Dot Plication uses sutures (stitches) to fold together some of the internal tissue, instead of cutting out the plaque and resewing the tissue, to straighten the shaft.

It looks kind of like lacing up a boot, although it is not quite the same.

16 Dot Plication is quite effective. The internal stitching does leave small bumps in the shaft because the stitches are not absorbed, but they do not seem to interfere with patient satisfaction. It is less invasive than the Nesbit procedure and poses less post operative complications.

However, his method of penis straightening seems better suited to men with congenital curvature (from birth) rather than Peyronies disease. For men with PD the Nesbit procedure may be preferable due to the fact that the sutures (stitches) all by themselves may not be strong enough to prevent future recurrence of the bend.

The third method used is called Plaque Incision and Grafting.

Plaque Incision and Grafting

Plaque Incision and Grafting is much more popular because it does not shorten the erection. Rather, the shorter side is cut and a graft is placed there to make the shortened side longer. This enables a man to retain all of his former erectile length.

The grafting material used is tissue from another part of the body, from a donor (human or animal), or, most commonly, a synthetic material (made from human or animal sources). These synthetic tissue grafts act as supportive structures for the body to grow new, healthy tissue on while the grafts are slowly absorbed by the body.

Unfortunately, this procedure comes with the risk of worsening already existing erectile dysfunction.

"There is a risk, however, that this technique could make ED (erectile dysfunction) worse if it already exists."

ref: Urology Care Foundation
How is Peyronie’s Disease Treated?

Peyronies Disease Surgery

Now, there are a number of alternative medical treatments to Peyronies disease surgery that have been tried and some are still being employed.

Penis Traction Therapy (PTT)

  • We have found the research showing this to be the #1 Safest and Most Effective treatment 99% of the time

Oral Drugs

  • Oral vitamin E

  • Potassium amino-benzoate ("Potaba")

  • Tamoxifen

  • Colchicine

  • Carnitine

Penile Injections

  • Collagenase injections (Xiaflex)

  • Verapamil injections

  • Interferon injections

Other Methods

  • Ultrasound

  • Radiation

  • Shock-waves

  • Heat

  • Verapamil on the skin

“Treating the penis with ultrasound, radiation, shock-waves, heat, and verapamil on the skin are also being studied. These, for the most part, are not proven and are not recommended by experts in the field.”

ref: Urology Care Foundation
How is Peyronie’s Disease Treated?

The ONLY TWO alternative methods to Peyronies disease surgery that have proven to give acceptable reliable results are penis traction therapy, and Xiaflex injections. Penis traction therapy has proven to be the safest and most effective.

Let’s Take a Detailed Look
The Proven Non-Surgical Methods

Outside of Peyronies disease surgery, you now know there are only two medically recommended treatments to straighten a bent penis that have proven to be predictably successful enough for a man to return to normal sexual intercourse.

These are Xiaflex injections and Penis Traction Therapy (PTT).

Let’s take a look at both of these methods:

Xiaflex Injections

Almost all men would prefer to avoid a Peyronies disease surgery. Xiaflex is the patented trade name for the drug: collagenase clostridium histolyticum. It is the only FDA approved injection for Peyronies Disease treatment.

peyronies disease surgery or penis injections?

It is sometimes called “The Rich Man’s Cure” because the price for a full set of injections and the doctor’s fees runs about $30,000. Yes, that is thirty thousand dollars.

Although Xiaflex is far less invasive than a penis surgery, Xiaflex does come with some serious possible side effects of it’s own including:

“Penile fracture (corporal rupture) or other serious injury to the penis.

After treatment with XIAFLEX®, blood vessels in your penis may also break, causing blood to collect under the skin (hematoma). This could require a procedure to drain the blood from under the skin

Symptoms of corporal rupture or other serious injury to your penis may include:

  • a popping sound or sensation in an erect penis
  • sudden loss of the ability to maintain an erection
  • pain in your penis
  • purple bruising and swelling of your penis
  • difficulty urinating or blood in the urine”


For the full list of possible side effects, please go to the website.

Penis Traction Therapy (PTT)

Peyronies disease surgery or penis traction therapy?

The first and most significant benefit of penis traction therapy over Peyronies disease surgery, or the injections, is: PTT comes with NONE of the possible surgical or Xiaflex injections side effects. None.

  • PTT is safe when used properly

  • PTT is medically endorsed and doctor recommended in 29 countries worldwide

The one drawback to penis traction therapy is the time it takes. Usually 6+ months. The penis traction device must usually be worn 6 days a week for 4 - 6 hours each day.

Fortunately the device is easy to use. It can be worn under your normal clothing while you go about your normal daily activities. (Unless of course you are a professional athlete or have some other such highly physical profession. Then you’d need to use it later in the day.)

If you need a week off from it here and there, no problem. Just remember to start using it again regularly.

Consistent use is the key with penis traction therapy.

Is Peyronies Disease Surgery
The Best Choice?

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In most cases surgery is not the recommended choice to fix a bent penis caused by Peyronies disease or any other cause.

Yes, penis surgery is necessary in some cases. And, it is the only option for an hourglass penis.

But, Peyronies disease surgery is usually only recommended for a bent penis when other less or non invasive methods have failed.

“Surgery...for Peyronies disease.... is usually only recommended in severe cases for patients who fail to respond to non-surgical therapy and have curvature for longer than 12 months.”  

ref: University of California San Francisco,
Surgical Treatment for Peyronie's Disease

The Safest and Most Effective medically recommended method of penis straightening has proven to be simple Penis Traction Therapy (PTT). PTT can effectively straighten a bent penis 99% of the time.

Be Well.....

~ William


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