More and more men are opting to go for a surgical enlargement. Is it a real confidence boost, or a just con?
Colin Drury, 22 Sep 2018
| The Guardian – It has been more than a year since the operation, but Alistair is still furious about the results.
“I paid £8,000 and they mutilated me,” he says. “It was butchery. My partner said it looked like a war wound. My erection is basically ruined.”
In July 2017, the 55-year-old decorator, from London, became one of a growing number of British men to have surgical enhancement of his ‘unit’. [Sorry – big internet companies punish us for using the anatomically correct term. – Ed.]
Talk of enhancement was once the preserve of promotional spam mail for bizarre-looking pills and pumps; now, it is serious clinical business.
British clinics report record numbers of patients calling on their services.
One practice, the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery, has gone from performing a handful [ahem] of such procedures annually when it opened in 1990 to more than 250 in 2017.
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported carrying out 45,604 male organ enhancements worldwide as of 2017.
This increase in demand seemingly caters to a growing anxiety about size, but it is by no means a risk-free procedure.
In Stockholm, last summer, a 30-year-old man died after suffering a cardiac arrest following an operation to enlarge his ‘wee willy.’
At his Harley Street clinic, Dr. Roberto Viel is explaining how a typical enlargement works.
First, surgeons sever the organ’s suspensory ligament, causing it to hang an inch or two lower, giving the impression of extra length.
They then extract fat from the patient’s stomach and inject it into the shaft, increasing girth by around two inches.
Erect, it’s worth noting, it remains roughly the same size, suggesting the motives for many men are not necessarily to enhance either their – or a partner’s – sexual experience.
William O’Connor, a 38-year-old mechanic, is one of Viel’s satisfied customers – and it’s easy to understand why.
Think of a large can of aerosol deodorant and you have, roughly enough, his new dimensions.
“There was one woman who took one look at it and just went, ‘That thing is coming nowhere near me,’” he says. “But mostly it goes down very well. I’ve seen a lot of eyes light up.” Read more.
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