Penile Glanular Enhancement Surgery
The glans of the penis is the rounded, gland-shaped head of the penis. It is composed of a spongy structure that is the expanded cap of the corpus spongiosum (the spongy cylinder that surrounds the urethra). The glans surrounds, and covers, the rounded ends of the corpora cavernosa, two long, cylindrical, erectile bodies that parallel the corpus spongiosum within the penis. At the bottom, or border, of the glans there is a rounded structure called the corona, and just below this corona is the neck of the penis.
The size of the glans, in proportion to the size of the penis, can vary greatly, even in the flaccid state.
During erection, the amount of blood inside the corpus spongiosum increases. While inflow increases, outflow decreases, and the corpus spongiosum is filled to the limit with blood. As a result, it stands upright, causing erection of the glans of the penis. This process occurs simultaneously with erection of the penis as a whole, caused by a parallel intake of blood in the corpora cavernosa. An enormous nerve network inside the glans makes it the most sensitive part of the penis.
Glanular enhancement techniques have been developed and successfully implemented in surgical penile augmentation practice for some time. There are two variants of glanular enhancement: temporary and permanent. Temporary glanular enhancement is an augmentation that requires maintenance to preserve the desired enlargement. (For more information about AlloDerm, see the AlloDerm section on this website.)