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Penis enlargement operations on the rise

The Local · 22 Sep 2011, 11:26

Published: 22 Sep 2011 11:26 GMT+02:00

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“Penis enlargements are now in seventh place among aesthetic surgery procedures for men,” said Sven von Saldern, the president of the German Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. “That surprised even us.”

Yet he was at pains to emphasis that the operation increases size but does not necessarily improve function. “It is a purely aesthetic procedure,” he said.

The most popular procedure for men remains liposuction, he said, referring to a survey of 1,100 plastic surgery patients.

Although genital operations have not yet reached the top ten among German women, demand has been increasing among them too, von Saldern said.

“It must have something to do with the trend toward intimate shaving,” he said, although he said that in contrast to the men, women often opt for surgery to correct functional problems rather than for aesthetic reasons.

“For men, there is only the desire for more volume,” he said. “It’s an especially sensitive subject because high expectations may not always be fulfilled.”

Botox injections to remove wrinkles remain popular among both sexes, and while men have a particular interest in liposuction to make them thinner, women are also still plumping for breast enlargement operations.

But though cosmetic procedures can make people feel more confident, they also carry risks.

Penis enlargement surgeries – which may involve the injection of silicone into the penis and scrotum or the cutting of ligaments – can result in impotence and nerve damage.

Vaginoplasty, in which a women’s vaginal region is reconstructed, carries risks of bleeding, infection and scarring.

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Reliable numbers on the number of cosmetic surgeries done each year in Germany are not available and von Saldern said the number of patients fluctuates from year to year.

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14:02 September 22, 2011 by Shirazz
Can "hard"ly wait to see comments on this one... :-/
14:26 September 22, 2011 by The-ex-pat
I am trying, but what I have so far come up with would be removed......lol
14:29 September 22, 2011 by delvek
Money would have been better spent seeking mental health counseling. Anyone with a normal penis who would consider this has serious self-conscious issues.

I watched a documentary one day called Penis. This guy had a rather small one and wanted to find other men that would discuss the issue with him. One part inparticular was a guy who had a normal penis but wanted a bigger one to "impress" the ladies. After the surgery he was still very unhappy with his penis and was considering another one even though he is now dealing with complications of impotence and numbness.
14:45 September 22, 2011 by ron1amr
And now for the news penis enlargement on the rise.

So in real women like larger penises. I have actually watched part of a programme where a man had a penis enlargement. His woman was happy and he was happy with the results. The surgery involved using the man's own fat from his bottom to both sides of his member which is different to using silicon.

I have never really personally considered this as i'm happy with what I have. My wife told me the men with the largest member come from Congo.
14:47 September 22, 2011 by venkyfra

Blame it on porn!!
14:51 September 22, 2011 by BobbyDigital
"My wife told me the men with the largest member come from Congo."

Thats not true, I'm not from Congo.
15:09 September 22, 2011 by Shirazz
LOL ..

This is a nice break from comments on Pope and Pedophiles and Global Warming....
17:57 September 22, 2011 by neunElf
Is this the same technique that was all the rage in USA back in the mid 90's?

It was advertised everywhere in SF back then, but it has vanished. I wonder if that is because it is unsuccessful?

I think it is only temporary and fraught with complications, don't let your little head overrule your bigger head!
18:05 September 22, 2011 by MonkeyMania
Waiting for yourholiness to come in here and give out about foreigners in Germany causing this issue. Before Globalisation, Germans did not have a penis size phobia.
18:24 September 22, 2011 by Englishted
I just injected mine with mercury .

Great in the summer but a bit of a problem in winter.
18:38 September 22, 2011 by kay75
Im Glad we white Guys are finally waking up to the fact that we have a tiny willies. Im sick and tired of seeing black Guys taking all our pretty white Girlss just because of the fact that they have bigger bratwurst. Good on you Germans!!!
22:17 September 22, 2011 by MonkeyMania
I might as well increase my 9" to 12" in that case.
22:53 September 22, 2011 by Californian
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22:54 September 22, 2011 by MichaelMolenaar
kay75, gtfo. Your trolling is not wanted here.

As for length, Europeans have consistently been proven to have the largest penises. It's like a made up consolation prize to make up for slavery.
01:17 September 23, 2011 by maxbrando
Does Botox remove wrinkles from your dick, or do you still actually have to get a hard-on??
09:14 September 23, 2011 by kofiflay
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14:02 September 23, 2011 by ValP
Guys..... believe me - most men have normal members of normal length............ you are all kind of average in terms of size.... accept that... :-))
15:53 September 23, 2011 by Kennneth Ingle
In a country where sex has largely taken the place of sense, why the astonishment?
12:43 September 24, 2011 by oftesheimkerl
How shallow. There's more to a man than just what's between his legs. This world gets sicker not by the minute anymore, but by the second.
13:57 September 24, 2011 by ysangkok
@maxbrando: I don't think there are any muscles to relax like that. If you removed all the wrinkles in relaxed state, there wouldn't be enough skin during erection, and it would hurt. Am I making sense?

@Kennneth Ingle: Can you elaborate on that? How is Germany different from other Western countries?
13:58 September 24, 2011 by frankiep
Classic Eddie Murphy routine the differences between men from 'Delirious'

Definitely not safe for work

15:54 September 24, 2011 by Enough
Was zur Hölle Art von Schwachsinn Artikel handelt es sich?
16:21 September 24, 2011 by MonkeyMania
Whoever is getting operated on in the picture must be getting a massive extension. I count 8 surgeons.
16:24 September 24, 2011 by Sastry.M
At least these may support falling stock markets!
16:39 September 24, 2011 by Englishted
"Reliable numbers on the number of cosmetic surgeries done each year in Germany are not available and von Saldern said the number of patients fluctuates from year to year. "

By fluctuates does he mean it has it's ups and downs ?.
20:29 September 24, 2011 by Rob99
Vasectomy or Tubal ligation

Penis enlargement or Vaginoplasty.

You decide.
17:19 September 26, 2011 by kay75
Michael Molenaar...

How many black penis have u seen out there? White men would like to think it's just a myth, but it's been shown in studies, that on average, black men do have larger penises than us. It's just genetic. Thats the reason why our women go after them .Like how asian men have smaller penises.

Don't worry, I'm not endowed with a large one either, but if it felt any better, or worked more efficiently. I'd be broke. Five children, fourteen grand children, two great grand cjhilldren.........

Use it correctly and for her pleasure and she'll respond!!!!!Still works fine at 84 grmps
03:29 September 29, 2011 by Mandingo
I totally agree with you Michael Molenaar. I wonder if they can perform a penis reduction surgery, like women get breast reduction surgery to relieve the stress on their backs. I would definately have that procedure done because I'm packin alot of "Junk In The Trunk" down there if you know what I mean.
23:14 December 19, 2012 by jessieluv
This news surprise me. Because Germany has one of the largest penis size averages in not just Europe but the world according to non-self reported studies.

Germans: 5.7/5.8 inches

Nigerians: 5.3 inches

Americans: 5 inches

British: 5.1 inches

Italians: 4.9 inches

Greeks: 4.8 inches

Jordanians: 5.3 inches

Iranians: 4.5 inches

Indians: 4.2 inches

Most penis size maps are fraudulent, and their claims come from unrealiable self reports or were made up. They often had statistics entirely more enflated these these statistics here carried out by actual medical personel. No country on earth not even in Africa has a 7+ inch average, its total bull.

Site won't let me post the sources, but if you want to see them google "Penis Size: The True Average" on thunder's place forum. The site lists even more non self reported studies than i listed above.
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