The men having penis fillers to boost their self-esteem
| Rick Kelsey, BBC – Penis fillers, designed to increase the organ’s girth, are gaining in popularity – despite warnings over complications.
Two men tell the BBC why they are not ashamed to have them.
Abdul, 27, is a returning customer for penis fillers. This time he is having the procedure as a surprise present for his girlfriend.
He has been with her for eight years, but says it still plays on his mind whether he can please her sexually.
Last time he had a filler she was “100%” surprised, he tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme.
“I thought, ‘One more can’t hurt’.
“It makes me happy for some reason,” he adds.
The effects of the penis filler last for about 18 months
A penis filler is a liquid – usually hyaluronic acid – which is injected into the soft tissue under the skin of the shaft.
It is a non-surgical procedure and can be done in a matter of hours at a specialist clinic. It costs around £3,000 ($3,874) a time.
It is designed to increase a man’s flaccid girth, usually by one or two centimeters (one-half to three-quarters of an inch) in circumference – depending on the amount injected – and lasts for around 18 months. (Story continues below … )
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Treatments like fillers, however, have little regulation.
Mr. Asif Muneer, from the British Association of Urological Surgeons, says he would “discourage” people from having them.
“All these augmentation procedures are mainly to increase your flaccid girth, and it will have no benefit on your erect length – so functionally it’s not going to improve matters.
“If anything, it might lead to complications that will impair their sexual function later on.”
Mr. Muneer believes many seek the procedures having developed body image issues, seeing celebrities and influencers promote their cosmetic surgery online.
‘Nothing to hide’
For Abdul, low self-esteem was also a reason for wanting a 10ml filler … Read more.
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