Getting surgery might seem like an extreme measure to enhance your sexual performance, but one man swears penis implants have transformed his life for the better.
Thirty-five-year-old Jason, who wanted to go only by his first name, told The New York Post that he got surgery after his fiancée broke up with him because of his 3-inch penis.
“I just figured that these were the cards I had been dealt and nothing could be done,” he said—until he discovered Dr. James Elist, who offers a $13,000 penis-enlargement procedure that's only available at his Los Angeles office.
The procedure involves inserting a silicone tube into a patient's genitals and increases penis size by two inches flaccid and one inch erect, a spokesperson from Elist's office confirmed to NTRSCTN over the phone.
"One of the main advantages of the Dr. Elist’s Penile Surgery is its ability to simultaneously increase both penile length and girth, providing a proportionate and aesthetically improved size enhancement—on average 2 to 2.5 inches of length and girth," Elist's website reads.
The surgery only took one hour, Jason told The New York Post, and when he removed the bandages after a day, he had "an out-of-body experience.” Now, he's engaged to the first woman to experience his new and improved package.
Though only 3 percent of Elist's patients have experienced minimal complications, which usually resulted from using their new members before the recommended four-week mark after surgery, some experts have their doubts about penis-enlargement procedures.
"Trust me, if I knew of a way to safely and effectively increase penis size, I'd be a billionaire," urologist and Harvard Medical School professor Michael O'Leary, MD told WebMD. "But I don't. Nobody does."
O'Leary told NTRSCTN over email that he stands by this statement.
Similarly, New York City sex therapist Stephen Snyder, MD told NTRSCTN in a statement that to his knowledge, "No kind of penis-enlargement surgery has ever been able to produce consistently good results. So most practitioners tend to steer patients away from it."
Elist's spokesperson, however, told NTRSCTN that the medical community just hasn't caught up with the latest research yet.
"We have data that shows that Dr. Elist has been effective with this procedure," he said. "We're pioneers in this space."
Snyder also said it's "well-known that normally-sized men can develop obsessional thoughts that they're too small," adding that most men seeking penis-enlargement surgery are average-sized.
Elist's spokesperson said patients go through a psychological screening process to ensure they're not getting the surgery due to any unhealthy obsessions.
For those who really are significantly smaller than average, Snyder said there's "a real unmet need for a safe, effective procedure to increase penile length and girth in men whose penises are significantly smaller than average. Having a very small penis can be embarrassing."
But if they've got $13K to spare, Jason would recommend a trip to Los Angeles.
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