- EXCLUSIVE: London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery pioneered the penoplasty
- It costs £3,500 and is the Harley Street practice’s most popular procedure
- Can add 2 inches girth and 1.5 inches length due to increased weight
- Complications are minor but include the transplanted fat turning lumpy
- Surplus fat is used for top-ups over two years or, alternatively, can be injected into the face to smooth-out wrinkles instead of cosmetic filler
- Here, divorcee Daniel, 39, explains why he underwent the intimate operation
- Claims it was a case of ‘waste not, want not’ with the fat removed from his belly
Men have long been concerned with the size of their penis – and, until recently, there was little they could do about it.
Pills and potions have proven ineffective, while bizarre stretching devices aren’t just pointless, but risk permanent damage, too.
But now a cosmetic surgeon on London’s Harley Street is offering dissatisfied men a game-changer – the chance to get what Mother Nature denied them thanks to an operation called the penoplasty.
The procedure, which sees fat taken from the abdomen or lower back and re-implanted along the penile shaft, is undertaken by more than twenty men each week at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery and costs roughly £3,500.
Results are instant, but all surgery carries risk – and, in this case, that includes the transplanted fat turning lumpy, although this is managed by massaging the tissue.
Here, Daniel – a 39 year-old from Brighton, who asked us to protect his identity – tells his story exclusively to MailOnline.
Double act: Twins Roberto (left) and Maurizio Viel (right) pioneered the penoplasty in 1996, but it has only recently become their most-requested operation with twenty performed each week
I never thought I’d be the sort of person to have penis enlargement surgery, but it happened by chance after I decided to have liposuction on my belly.
I lost a lot of weight when my marriage broke down in 2011, but I still couldn’t shift the stubborn paunch around my middle.
So, after doing some research, I looked into a modern form of liposuction called Vaser, which is a keyhole version of the old-fashioned, more aggressive technique.
It was during the consultation for this that my surgeon offered to replant the flat back into my body. Specifically, either in my face or penis.
At first I laughed, then I was offended. But – after some thought – I gradually warmed to the idea.
I wasn’t unhappy with my size before, but this seemed an opportunity worth taking, especially if I was already undergoing surgery. It was a case of ‘waste not want not’ because the fat would only have been thrown away.
But, when the day came, I felt quite nervous. The idea of somebody operating on my penis wasn’t pleasant, but I was assured the risks were minimal and that there’d be no loss of function down below.
Before lipo: Like many men in their 30s, Daniel had excess fat around his middle
Recycled fat: The excess inches around his waistline added extra inches to his penis
I was sedated – but awake – for the lipo, which was gentle and precise. It took 30 minutes and they collected eight syringes of fat.
The doctor then made a small incision at the base of my penis and used an anaesthetic to numb the pubic area. He then re-injected the fat into the shaft.
There was some pulling and stretching to ensure the fat was evenly-spread, which was slightly unpleasant, but it certainly wasn’t painful – and the results were immediate.
For the first 24 hours I had to wear loose-fitting boxer shorts and was under strict instructions to avoid penetrative sex for a few weeks.
Result: Daniel’s torso was much slimmer after his body healed and the swelling reduced
Back to his best: Daniel’s unwanted ‘love handles’ also vanished after the surgery
But I didn’t mind because it was already much thicker and also seemed heavier.
My girlfriend commented on the extra girth and, when we eventually had sex, confirmed that it made a significant difference, so we’ve both benefited.
I know men will wince, but I’m so happy I had the surgery. My penis is considerably bigger, but what’s grown the most is my confidence.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
Like all operations, the penoplasty is not without complications.
These include infection, bleeding or blood clots; however this occurs in less than 1 per cent of patients and drains and heals spontaneously.
In some cases with enlargement surgery the shaft may be asymmetrical or lumps may occur due to the position of the fat.
Patients may also need to be circumcised to stop the penis being ‘strangulated’ due to the extra girth.
The surgeon who pioneered the treatment, Dr Roberto Viel, says it is surprisingly simple.
‘Penoplasty is a day case procedure and is performed under local anaesthetic with IV sedation, so there’s no need for an overnight stay. The operation usually takes about 45 minutes and healing time is minimal.
‘To increase girth we perform a small amount of liposuction to collect fat, usually on the stomach or thigh, followed by re-introduction of the fat by injection along the shaft,’ he tells MailOnline.
‘The usual increase in girth (circumference) is between 1 to 2 inches, but any more than that is excessive and can hurt the women in their lives,’ he adds.
‘Given that the vagina is only sensitive in the lower third area, it is more important to increase the width or girth, rather than the length.
‘We believe that the penoplasty is justified when the psychological benefits outweigh the risk and cost of the procedure.
‘However, a man’s best sexual organ is his brain – and most men feel much more confident about themselves after the operation.’
For more information contact LCAS on Tel: 020 7636 4272 or email: [email protected]
Body language: The Italian twins say the operation has transformed the lives of many men