Germany tops penis enlargement table

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Germany tops penis enlargement table
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Germany is the world’s leader in penis enlargements, with five times as many people in the country undergoing the procedure than anywhere else in the world. Globally, Germany carries out the fourth highest amount of cosmetic surgery operations.


Figures released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, showed Germany performed 2,786 of the 15,000 penis enlargements across the globe in 2013. The second highest country, Venezuela, performed 473 while Iran, at the bottom of the chart, had 12.

The German Centre for Urology and Phalloplasty Surgery says it has performed more than 6,000 enlargements. They claim they can extend the organ anywhere from three to six centimetres. A spokesman for the Centre told The Local on Thursday he didn’t know why German was rising up to the top table. 

The trend has been growing for some time. In 2011, surgeons in Germany reported a swell in demand for the operation.

“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 in 2011. “That surprised even us.”

However, penis enlargements are by no means the most popular form of plastic surgery in Germany.

Germany ranks fourth behind Brazil, the US and Mexico for the total number of cosmetic procedures performed last year. The number stands at 654,115.

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