PHALLOBOARDS GLOSSARY

Names & terms used frequently in the discussion forum.

Note: some terms may seem like common knowledge but are provided for non-native English speakers that visit the forum. Additional Note: Some definitions are given in context of forum discussion and not necessarily their traditional meanings.

A

Acellular dermal matrix:
a graft derived from a previously living thing that is sterilized and cut into standardized dimensions for implantation. Examples: Alloderm, Belladerm, Surgimend.
Androfill:
U.K. based Network of Physicians that provide male enhancement services.
Atrophy:
when tissue wastes away; degeneration of cells.
Augment/augmentation:
to make something bigger by adding to it.
Avanti Derma:
a Mexican Clinic that offers PMMA and Ellanse injections for girth enhancement. Operated by Dr. Casavantes and Dr. Morales.

B

Belladerm:
a brand of acellular dermal matrix (a.k.a. dermal graft).
Bellafill:
the patented American iteration of PMMA dermal filler that uses a bovine (cattle collagen) carrier.
Balls:
American slang for testicles.
BEG:
base erect girth. The measured circumference of the penile shaft at the very base where it meets the body.
BFG:
base flaccid girth. The measured circumference of the penile shaft at the very base where it meets the body.
BPEL:
bone-pressed erect length. This is a method of measuring erect length by pressing a ruler against your pubic bone just above the base of your shaft.
BPFL:
bone-pressed flaccid length. This is a method of measuring flaccid length by pressing a ruler against your pubic bone just above the base of your shaft.

C

Calibre:
an Australian Clinic that performs Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injections for girth enhancement. Operated by Dr. Oates.
Carney:
Dr. Jeff Carney is a renowned Urologist that performs much of Morganstern Rejuvall's enlargement procedures, including girth enhancement.
Casavantes:
Dr. Luis Casavantes, regarded as the most experienced and successful injector of medical-grade PMMA for girth enhancement. Retired as of 2022.
Catheter:
a flexible tube inserted into the body for removing fluids. Can be required after more invasive phalloplasty procedures.
Centimeter:
common Metric unit for girth and length measurements; 1cm = 0.39 inches.
Chode:
a penis known to be wider than it is long.
Cialis:
a prescription medicine for erectile dysfunction.
Circumcised:
having foreskin previously removed surgically (see Circumcision).
Circumcision:
the act of removing penile foreskin for religious, social, sexual, or medical purposes. Circumcision is often recommended (but not required) for men undergoing dermal filler girth enhancement.
Clamping:
manual penis enlargement exercise that utilizes a clamp-like device at the base of an erect penis to prohibit the outgoing flow of blood, effectively trapping the penis's engorged state. Regarded as a riskier method and is often recommended to only those most experienced in manual exercises.
Cock:
American Slang for a Penis.
Coke can:
a penis know for being extraordinarily thick, where it's circumference is longer than its length; chode-like (see Chode).
Corpus Cavernosa:
sponge-like tissue inside the penis that contains most of the blood during an erection.
Corpus Spongiosum:
a column of spongy tissue that runs through the shaft & glans of the penis; holds blood vessels that help keep erection and keep the urethra open.

D

Dartos fascia:
a layer connective tissue found in the penis shaft and foreskin.
Dermal Grafts:
any variety of graft that is derived from the patient or an external source like animal cadaver.
Dermal Filler:
any medical-grade product used in aesthetic medicine to fill spaces in the skin for contour and/or augmentation.
Dermatologist:
a Medical Doctor who specializes in Dermatology. (see Dermatology) Generally trained and experienced in the injection techniques of dermal fillers.
Dermatology:
branch of Medicine that treats skin disorders. A field well acquainted with dermal fillers used in girth enhancement.
Dick:
American Slang for a Penis.

E

Ellanse:
Made from micro-spheres of Polycaprolactone (PCL), a polymer that is slowly absorbed by the body. The micro-spheres get surrounded by the patient’s collagen, creating long-term volume.
Ellansé:
Made from micro-spheres of Polycaprolactone (PCL), a polymer that is slowly absorbed by the body. The micro-spheres get surrounded by the patient’s collagen, creating long-term volume.
Erect Length (EL):
erect length. Often coupled with BPEL (bone-pressed) or NBPEL (non-bone pressed) for assessing penile length.
Erection Quality (EQ):
refers to the quality of blood flow & rigidity relative to the maximum-potential engorgement of one's penis. Often described in percentages (e.g. 100% would imply maximum engorgement).

F

FFT:
short for Free Fat Transfer, this is a surgical procedure that extracts fat from a donor site that can be used as a filler injection to increase width and girth.
Flaccid:
the penis in a non-aroused, non-erect state.
Foreskin:
skin that covers the penile glans in uncircumcised men.
Frenulum:
or "frenulum of the prepuce of penis"; elastic band of tissue under the glans that connects foreskin to vernal mucosa.
Friedlander:
Dr. Jack Friedlander is co-owner of the Upstart Clinic and a General / Cosmetic Surgeon.

G

Girth:
generally refers to the circumference of an erect penile shaft but can apply to the flaccid penis, flaccid glans, and erect glans. If the penis tapers in girth, most reported erect girth measurements are found at the thickest part of the shaft.
Grower:
men whose flaccid penis often retracts or "turtles" (see Turtling), and whose flaccid length varies significantly from their erect length.

H

Hanger:
a medical or recreational device designed to attach a weight to the penis to induce a perpetual stretch.
Hanging:
a manual penis enlargement exercise that utilizes Hangers or similar homemade devices in order to achieve a stretch through weight/gravity.
Horn:
Dr. Gary Horn is the Lead Surgeon and Director of the Androfill Clinic.

I

Inch:
common Imperial unit for girth and lengthening measurements. 1 inch = 2.54cm
Induced Erection:
a technique that medically induces an erection prior to injecting filler product.

J

Jelqing:
a manual penis enlargement exercise that typically involves two fingers creating a ring around the base of the shaft, gripping, and pulling forward and out. This is also called a dry jelq. A wet jelq involves the use of water or lubricant on the shaft when performing the exercise.

K

Kenalog:
a corticosteroid used to treat nodules and other complications associated with filler injections.

L

Ligamentolysis:
a surgery that involves severing the suspensory ligament from the pubic bone, which will allow the penis to hang lower, thus achieving length.
Liu:
Dr. Victor Liu is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the Bay Area that provides a wide array of male enhancement services.

M

Male Enhancement:
the politically correct way of saying penis enlargement, or the improvement of an erection and/or sexual performance.
Manual Penis Exercises:
physical techniques used to increase penis size; exercises include (but are not limited to): pumping, hanging, clamping, jelqing, stretching, ballooning, etc.
Morales:
Dr. Morales is the Primary Practitioner of Avanti Derma and offers PMMA and Ellanse injections.
Morganstern:
an Atlanta based Urology Clinic associated with Rejuvall. Named after Dr. Morganstern himself.

N

Necrosis:
dead or dying tissue; in phalloplasty, this is often seen with a lack of blood supply to the implanted area (solid implants or fillers) of the penis.
Neophallus:
a surgically constructed penis using your own body's graft and tissues; generally used in gender-affirming surgeries and not conventional penile augmentation.
Nodule:
a clumping of filler and/or bodily fluids after a filler procedure that create bumps along the skin of the shaft. Although generally benign, they have been characterized as "small pebbles" under the skin which can become abrasive and require revision to lessen or eliminate their presence.

O

Oates:
Dr. Jayson Oates is a Plastic Surgeon and the Director of Calibre Clinic in Australia. Dr. Oates performs Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections for girth.

P

Pash:
Dr. Joel Pash is co-owner of the Upstart Clinic and an Anesthesiologist.
PCL
Polycaprolactone, a polymer used in Ellanse.
Penis Enlargement/Enhancement:
a topic spanning a number of methodologies aimed at increasing the girth and/or length of the penis; sub-topics include phalloplasty/penoplasty, manual penis enlargement exercises, devices, chemical therapies, clinical therapies, supplements and topical treatments. Usually written as "PE".
Penis Pump:
vacuum devices designed to temporary expand the penis, increasing both girth and length; sometimes used as a penis enlargement exercise conducted over weeks & months.
Penis Pills:
supplements claiming to increase penis size. Generally rely on ingredients that purportedly improve blood flow, effectively improving erections and giving the appearance of a larger phallus. Any genuine claims of temporary or permanent enlargement from a supplement is fraudulent.
Penoplasty:
(see Phalloplasty)
PhalloBoards:
the largest network of information, practitioners, and patients in the field of elective, medical male enhancement procedures. A professionally moderated forum since 2010.
PhalloFILL:
Dallas-based Network of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injectors.
Phalloplasty:
can refer to (a) the augmentation of the male penis or (2) gender reassignment procedures concerning the grafting, implanting, creation or alteration of the phallus. Interchangeable with the term "penoplasty".
Phallus:
proper term for penis (more specifically:erect penis); phalli is plural.
Phimosis:
inability to retract the skin over the penile glans.
PMMA:
Stands for Polymethyl-methacrylate, PMMA are microscopic spheres of medical-grade plastic that is not absorbed by the body. The micro-spheres get surrounded by the patient’s collagen, creating permanent volume.
Priapism:
a persistent erection that can sometimes be painful. Chemical penis enlargement can sometimes induce priapism as a penis enlargement therapy. Typically regarded as unsafe, especially if the erection prolongs well after arousal or chemical therapy.

Q

N/A

R

Radiesse:
a temporary dermal filler that creates collagen from encapsulating Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres, which eventually dissipate. Can last 12+ Months and is similar to PMMA and Ellanse in how it produces girth.
Rejuvall:
the male enhancement clinic under the Morganstern Urology Network.
Removal:
an invasive surgery aimed at removing a filler or implant from the penis.
Renuva:
an alternative to autologous fat transfer, this filler can be injected to provide girth.
Repair:
surgical intervention to fix or heal the anatomical structures of the penis (as a result of a past procedure).
Restoration (Foreskin):
See Foreskin Restoration.
Restylane:
a brand of Hyaluronic Acid.
Revision:
correcting work previously done on a penis to improve end result.
Rupeka:
Director of Youthology Medspa and the #1 Injector of Bellafill (PMMA) world-wide.

S

 
Sexual Dysfunction:
any injury or pathology (physical or psychological) that limits adequate sexual function or activity AND/OR reduces the quality of one's sex life, libido, or satisfaction.
Shafer:
Dr. David Shafer is a Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that performs Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injections for girth enhancement in New York City.
Shafer Clinic:
a New York Plastic Surgery Clinic that performs Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Injections for girth enhancement.
Solomon:
a Plastic Surgery Clinic in Philadelphia, PA and Beverly Hills, CA that perform ligamentolysis, surgical girth enhancement (via Surgimend), Implant Removal, Filler Removal, and surgical repair work.
Solomon, Mark P:
a Plastic Surgery Clinic in Philadelphia, PA and Beverly Hills, CA that perform ligamentolysis, surgical girth enhancement (via Surgimend), Implant Removal, Filler Removal, and surgical repair work.
Sutures:
surgical stitching.
Swinger/Swinging:
a lifestyle where long-term couples or married couples are open to sharing partners mutually.

T

Tsay:
Dr. Tsay of Ageless MD in Orange County, California. Provides Hyaluronic Acid (HA), Radiesse, and Renuva injections for girth enhancement.
Turtling:
when a flaccid penis has a tendency to retract or shorten; can often be induced by situations like exercise, temperature, etc.

U

Upsize:
the Upsize Clinic is a Northern California practice co-owned by Dr. Joel Pash (anesthesiologist) and Dr. Jack Friedlander (general surgery). They provide Hyaluronic Acid (HA) injections for girth.
Urologist/Urology:
field of medicine relating to urinary systems and male sexual organs.

V

Vascular/Vascularization:
of or relating to blood-flow and/or the creation of blood flow and blood vessels around newly implanted materials in the penis.
Venous Leak:
inability to maintain erections due to poor arterial blood flow of the penis; suspected to be a potential complication of penile injury and excessive and/or overly-strenuous penile exercises.
Victor Liu:
Dr. Victor Liu is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in the Bay Area that provides a wide array of male enhancement services.

W

N/A

X

N/A

Y

Youthology:
also known as Youthology Medspa - Dr. Rupeka's Ohio based Clinic offering Bellafill (PMMA) injections for girth.

Z

N/A