Yes, penile curvature correction can be performed using non-surgical methods in certain cases, especially when the curvature is mild to moderate and the underlying cause is amenable to non-invasive treatments. Non-surgical methods for penile curvature correction may include:
- Medications: Some individuals with Peyronie’s disease, which causes penile curvature due to the buildup of fibrous plaque in the penis, may be prescribed oral medications such as pentoxifylline, vitamin E, or potassium para-aminobenzoate. These medications are aimed at reducing pain, slowing the progression of the disease, and potentially improving curvature over time.
- Penile Traction Devices (Penile Extenders): Penile traction devices are non-invasive devices that are worn on the penis for extended periods. They apply gentle, continuous tension to the penis, which can help to straighten it over time. These devices are most effective when used consistently and as directed by a healthcare provider.
- Penile Injections: In some cases, injections of medications such as collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (Xiaflex) may be used to treat Peyronie’s disease. Xiaflex is injected directly into the plaque or scar tissue, where it can help break down collagen and reduce curvature.