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How to Straighten a Bent Penis – Peyronie or Congenital Curvature?

If you’re uncertain about this, you’re not alone. Many of my patients share this common query.

Have you ever wondered how penile anatomy can vary greatly from man to man? I know this is not a very common topic when chatting with friends, so it is normal to have questions about what defines a bent penis and its implications.

If this is the case, you are in the right place. In this article, we’ll explore how to straighten your penis, discussing both Congenital Curvature and Peyronie’s Disease in detail.

This is a safe space for this discussion — our primary goal is to assist you. Shall we begin?

A bent penis and penile traumas

Penile curvature can sometimes result from or lead to traumas.

It is worth remembering that a small curvature can be common and doesn’t necessarily impact sexual activity or self-esteem negatively. However, when the curvature disrupts penetration, causing the penis to escape easily during movement or bend during intercourse, it’s vital to seek medical help.

In addition to compromising sexual performance, this can also lead to psychological and social issues.

One key aspect we address here is how to straighten a curved penis, especially when it’s caused by trauma or other medical conditions.

If you are concerned or have identified any symptoms, don’t worry. In this blog post, I’ll explain the methods of how to straighten the penis, but first, let’s discuss the different types of penile curvature.

Types of penile curvature

There are two situations responsible for the curved penis: the Peyronie’s Disease, also known as Acquired Curvature, and the Congenital Curvature.

To understand this better, it’s important to know that deformities are usually visible during erection. This is when the differences in tissue elasticity can cause the penis to bend in various directions, depending on the individual case. A fully straight erection happens when the tissues of the penis have the same elasticity. 

Peyronie’s Disease or Acquired Curvature

It is most common in men over the age of 40. Diagnosed and described for the first time in 1743, by François Gigot de La Peyronie, it occurs by the formation of scars on the tissue that lines the cavernous body of the penis, a structure known as tunica albuginea. Get to know the main symptoms of Peyronie’s Disease or Acquired Curvature.

Congenital Curvature

From genetic origin, some young men are already born with this curvature, nevertheless, it is only noticed during puberty, with the penile development and beginning of sexual life. It is important to diagnose it early to avoid complications.

The good news is that there are treatments for both Peyronie’s Disease and Congenital Curvature, which may be surgical or clinical, depending on each case. Learn more about them and the most effective methods in the next topics.

Clinical treatments for the bent penis

Non-invasive treatments, such as Lithotripsy, Penile Suction Pump, and drug therapy, are options for men with Peyronie’s Disease. However, these methods are generally less effective than surgical approaches, and their suitability depends on the stage of penile curvature.

In cases of Congenital Curvature there is no possibility to use medications, because, as stated above, the penis was born with the curvature.

Understanding the various treatment options for penile curvature is crucial for selecting the most suitable approach. Whether it’s Peyronie’s Disease, Congenital Curvature, or Acquired Curvature, each condition requires a unique treatment plan.

For those wondering how to make your penis straight, the following treatments offer various solutions based on the underlying cause of the curvature:

Treatments for Peyronie’s Disease:

Non-surgical options include medications, such as anti-inflammatories. These are often the first line of treatment, especially in early stages of the disease;

Congenital Curvature  Treatments:

It’s a surgical intervention is the primary treatment for congenital curvature. Procedures include plication techniques and corporoplasty, which are tailored to the severity and angle of the curvature. The Egydio Technique can also correct this kind of curvature, aiming to expand the short side to the same size as the longer side.

Acquired Curvature Treatments:

Acquired curvatures are a symptom for Peyronie’s Disease, so the treatment focuses initially on non-invasive therapies. Surgery is considered a last resort and is tailored to individual needs.

Lithotripsy Treatment

It is a treatment made by shockwaves, however, it is inconclusive and with no considerable improvement in current scientific studies. I get many unsatisfied patients with the Lithotripsy treatment, as it has not solved the penile curvature in multiple instances.

Penile Suction Pump Treatment

It is formed by a tube where you insert the penis through a ring at its base. This tube is attached to a manual or electric pump, used to create a vacuum inside it. The Penile Suction Pump can also generate some complications due to a considerable force generated during the stretching process. This may cause other traumas and fibrosis to the penis, bringing a new curvature or even worsening the existing one.

Drug based treatment

It may be effective in the first stage of Peyronie’s Disease, when the curvature has not stabilized yet, seeking to make the penis stop bending. The success of this method depends on other associated factors, such as onset and time of treatment, for example.

Surgical techniques to straighten the penis

In some bent penis cases, a surgery is necessary to correct tortuosity. The most effective methods are the Egydio’s Technique – used since 1998 and developed by me – and the Stage Technique, published in 2012 and complementary to the Egydio’s Technique. Another option is the Nesbit Technique, first described in 1965.

Learn more about each one:

The Nesbit Technique Surgery

The proposal of this procedure is to reduce the long side of the penis, which is the healthy side and with greater elasticity. Although the procedure does straighten the penis, it can decrease it in size on a scale between 0.5 and 5.0 centimeters, depending on the curvature. The use of surgical stitches with non absorbable threads can cause discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse. Still, this is the most traditional technique to straighten the penis, practiced by most professionals. Be aware of all the undesired effects before making this choice.


The following are the options I recommend and apply to my patients:

The Egydio Technique Surgery

It consists of expanding the short side of the penis, which is compromised by the penile curvature, until it matches with the long side. Recognized by the medical community around the world, this is a procedure based on geometric principles. I have been using it since 1998, with great success and patient satisfaction. The technique allows numerous youngsters and adults to resume normal sexual performance. It is also possible to lengthen the penis, recovering the maximum penile size and girth, up to the limit of the nerves, vessels and urethra. Also known as Egydio’s Technique or Egydio’s Procedure, it has patents in the US and Europe.

The Stage Technique Surgery

Unlike the Nesbit Surgical Technique, the Stage Technique makes very superficial incisions in the tunica albuginea to straighten the penis. It is used only in certain types of congenital curvature, in a complementary way to the Egydio’s Technique, to keep the penis more straight and with the maximum size possible. I usually use this method for a final refinement when it is needed.

Showing how the stage technique works.

What to do if you have a curved penis?

In this post you learned a little more about the different types of penile curvature and treatments available.

If you have noticed that the curvature of your penis is significant, if it brings some kind of discomfort, disrupts or makes the intercourse impossible, the first step is to consult a specialist for an accurate assessment and diagnosis. This is the recommendation I would give to my best friend who wants to solve the problem and straighten the penis!

During the consultation the erection should be artificially induced so the doctor can study the curvature and indicate the most appropriate treatment.

But if you still haven’t identify either you have the Peyronie’s Disease or a Congenital Curvature problem, contact us, let’s find out a solution!

Remember, understanding your condition is the first step on the journey of how to straighten the penis. Consult a medical professional to discuss your specific case and the best course of action.

Dr.Paulo Egydio

Dr.Paulo Egydio

doctor Paulo Egydio is dedicated to the treatment of curvature
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doctor Paulo Egydio is dedicated to the treatment of curvature
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