How to Straighten a bent penis - Peyronie or Congenital Curvature?


If you have no idea of the answer, don't worry. I have noticed that this is a common question among my patients.

Have you ever wondered the 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 your the case, you are in the right place. Here we will talk openly about how to straighten the penis, no matter if the problem is either Congenital Curvature or Peyronie's Disease. With no taboos, the purpose is to help you. Shall we begin?



It is possible that many men with penile curvature problems have already suffered some trauma down there due to the bent penis. It is worth remembering that a small tortuosity can be common in many cases, if it does not cause impacts in sexual activity or self-esteem.

But when the problem disrupts penetration, allowing the penis to escape easily during movement or bend during sexual intercourse, it is vital to seek for medical help. In addition to compromising their sexual performance, this can also lead to psychological and social issues.

How about you tell me a little bit about how your buddy’s health is doing? Contact us to get your questions answered so we can open a frank and open dialogue.

If you are concerned or you already identified any symptom, don't worry. In this blogpost I'll explain the methods of how to straighten the penis. But first I want to explain about the different 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 them better, it is important to keep in mind that the deformity can only be perceived during erection, when the tissues are completely stretched. The difference in elasticity will cause the penis to bend, either to the sides, down or up (forming an L shape towards the navel). This will depend on each 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.


Curvature of the Young or 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.



Non-invasive ways of treatment, such as Lithotripsy, Penile Suction Pump and drug treatment, are only possible for men with Peyronie's Disease. These options, however, are not as efficient as surgical methods and their application will also depend on the penile curvature stage.

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


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

Penile Suction Pump

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.



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, wich is the healthy side and with greater elasticity. Although the procedure do straightens 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 for all the effects before making this choice.

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


The Egydio Technique Surgery

It consists of stretching 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.



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, answer the Peyronie's Disease Form or the Congenital Curvature Form to receive a pre-analysis of your case. Let's find out a solution! 

Dr. Paulo Egydio

MD, PhD, Dedicado no Tratamento da Doença de Peyronie, Pênis Curvo e Implante de Próteses Penianas. Doutor em Urologia pela USP, CRM 67482, RQE 19514. - Vencedor do Debate do Sobrevivente da AUA em 2019.

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