Dr. James J. Elist is a urologist who assists men with a variety of sexual health issues. While many of the issues can be uncomfortable for men to talk about, one is especially awkward: penis size.
“It is an issue that men often avoid talking about, even when it is causing problems in their relationships,” says Dr. Elist. “My goal with Penuma was to give men a solution that could boost their confidence in the bedroom and in life.”
PenumaⓇ is a penile enlargement implant that Dr. Elist invented in 2004. Since then, Penuma has been successfully implanted in thousands of men, boosting their confidence and helping them to have the self-assurance needed to build satisfying relationships.
Breaking barriers in men’s health
Studies show that a majority of men avoid going to the doctor, regardless of the issue they are facing. A recent Aflac survey found that approximately 75 percent of men had not gone to a doctor even though they were experiencing symptoms of an illness. Even more – 84 percent — did not see a doctor even though they had an injury.
Dr. Elist would love to see the barriers that keep men from addressing health issues broken down, especially when it comes to sexual health.
“Many men are very unhappy with their penis size,” Dr. Elist shares. “In fact, a study of 52,000 men found that 45 percent of them wanted a bigger penis. Lacking confidence in your penis size can impact self-esteem levels and confidence in the bedrooms, eventually taking a toll on a man’s relationships.”
The good news for those men is that there is a safe, effective, FDA-cleared penile implant that can help them. Penuma has a solid track record of self-reported patient satisfaction, with patients who receive a Penuma implant having historically experienced an increase of girth of one to two inches on average.
Building better relationships
It is easy to view a penile enlargement implant as cosmetic surgery that does nothing more than transform a patient’s external appearance. But in Dr. Elist’s experience, Penuma fixes problems that go much deeper.
“When you feel good about the way you look, you are more likely to relax and enjoy the sexual experience,” Dr. Elist explains. “Taking steps to increase your confidence also leads to better communication with your partner. That results in a more satisfying sexual experience for both of you and, consequently, a better relationship.”
For those who lack confidence, sexual intimacy can be psychologically unsettling. Feelings of inadequacy can erode self-esteem and lead to depression, especially when problems threaten the relationship.
“Many people have stories of relationships that fell apart because of problems in the bedroom,” says Dr. Elist. “Among those stories are some in which the men who were affected considered suicide. Thankfully, some of those men regained their confidence through penile enlargement implants. I think it’s true to say that there are men who are alive today because of the solutions that are available in this area.”
Designing a safe solution
Dr. Elist, who was a pioneer in the area of penile prosthesis in the Los Angeles area, leveraged decades of experience in urology and plastic surgery when designing Penuma. The result of his work is an implant that is safe and natural. The soft medical-grade silicone of which Penuma is made creates a feel and texture that is similar to a natural penis.
Dr. Elist’s patients are quick to share that Penuma has had a significant and lasting impact on their lives. The testimonials on his website speak of improved lives and, in some cases, saved marriages. Patients also commonly say that they wish they had received Penuma sooner.
“No man likes to feel that he’s inadequate,” Dr. Elist says. “Achieving a bigger penis through penis enlargement surgery can be a huge psychological and emotional boost for men. Those added inches can help you to feel more confident from head to head.”