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Penis enlargement gone wrong: Eye-watering stories of men following ‘Frankenstein’ surgery

Penis enlargement gone wrong: Eye-watering stories of men left suicidal and in agony following ‘Frankenstein’ surgery that left them misshapen

  • The average flaccid penis size for an adult is usually between three to four inches
  • Victim of a botched penis procedure? Email chloe.louise@mailonline.co.uk 

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Matt was just one of dozens of men unhappy with his penis and who sought genital-enhancement surgery as the solution.  

But his dream treatment turned to agonizing ruin, and the 46-year-old told MailOnline he felt like a ‘broom handle’ had been implanted into his now misshapen penis. 

In the end the militarily veteran, from Utah, would have to pay about £250,000 to get the left  ‘Frankenstein’ surgery corrected.  

And he’s not alone. Dozens of other men are seeking similarly dangerous treatments in pursuit of the perfect penis, being driven by feelings of insecurity in their appearance, or inadequacy in the bedroom.  

For some, the mission to have a longer, thicker, or more aesthetically pleasing organ has backfired.

Clinics specialising in such procedures a menu of treatments men seeking a larger package can choose from

Matt, 46-year-old, from Utah, paid £12,500 for a Penuma implant which he claims left him in devastating pain and had it removed five months later

Another man described how silicone implant fractures were found floating inside his shaft just five years after his surgery. 

Clinics specialising in such procedures a menu of treatments men seeking a larger package can choose from.

One option, called the Penuma implant, is a silicone structure surgically inserted into the penis, similar to some breast implants.   

Other treatments involve cutting an internal ligament in the groin area to make the penis appear longer – while others inject substances like collagen gel and hyaluronic acid to thicken their penis.

Industry experts saw a boom in post-pandemic penis enhancement surgeries they claim is linked to increased porn consumption and WFH policies that allow patients to quietly recover at home.  

What are the different penis enlargement procedures  

There are typically three different types of penis enlargement procedures available to Brits. 

These include:

Penis Enlargement Injections: £1,000 – £2,500 

Non-surgical penoplasty involves injecting hyaluronic acid or collagen into the penis to make it thicker and longer. 

The recommended safe amount is between 10 and 15ml which can increase the girth by 15 per cent.

Girth Enlargement Surgery: £2,500 – £6,000+

Fat from other parts of the body are transplanted into the penis to widen it. 

Surgeons can also put implants into the penis to make it wider when flaccid and erect. 

This surgery can widen the girth by 0.6 inches (1.5cm) to 1.31 inches (3.35cm)

Length Enlargement Surgery: £2,5000 – £6,000+

This only lengthens a flaccid penis, not an erect one. 

A surgeon cuts the suspensory ligament which attaches the penis to the pubic bone. This drops the angle of the penis, which makes it longer when it’s flaccid. 

This typically lengthens the penis by 0.25 inches (0.65cm) to 0.7 inches (1.8cm). 

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It’s not all about size. Some men, like Matt, are merely seeking a more aesthetically-pleasing penis.

After being unhappy with a slight left curve, the 46-year-old thought a £12,500 implant would answer all his genital problems.

The military veteran, from Utah, was left with ‘devastating’ damage after the procedure in September 2019 backfired.

He has since had to cough up more than £250,000 in further procedures to get his ‘manhood’ back, getting the Penuma device removed five months later.

Matt, who didn’t want to share his surname, claimed his girlfriend said his penis ‘felt like a steak knife when having sex’ afterwards.

He said it made his penis more ‘misshapen’ and left him feeling like ‘Frankenstein’s monster’, in excruciating pain and with nowhere to go.

‘It felt like a broom handle was implanted inside my penis,’ he told MailOnline.

‘I was pacing up and down my apartment every night in pain.

‘You don’t feel you can have a sexual or intimate partner or experience with the one you love.

‘You feel distant, you feel separated, you feel in complete solitude.’

He said that after the op, his swelling and pain didn’t go away and he could feel it getting worse every day as the weeks went by.

Matt said the swelling got so bad that his girlfriend, who is a registered nurse, was forced to drain 230ml of fluid from his engorged penis.

But, his problems did not end after the implant went.

Matt said scar tissue had formed over his penis as result of the procedure, constricting blood flow and preventing it from stretching and expanding during an erection. It also left him in agony.

This led him to ‘flying around the world’ to find a reconstructive surgeon who could help him.

After a horrifying ordeal, Matt said his penis now looks ‘OK’ and he achieved his original goal of eliminating the curve.

Unlike Matt, Emmanuel Jackson didn’t pay to get a bigger penis. Instead, he won free surgery in 2013.

Matt, who didn¿t want to share his surname, claimed his girlfriend said his penis 'felt like a steak knife when having sex' afterwards

What is a Penuma implant? 

The Penuma implant is only available in the US. 

It is a soft c-shaped and medical-grade silicone which is inserted into the penis to correct a curve or enlarge a buried penis. 

A patient is put under general anesthesia while the surgeon makes a small incision above the base of the penis. 

The implant is then inserted through the incision along the shaft of the penis. 

At this time, the surgical implant will be contoured to fit the patient’s shape. 

Once in place, the Penuma is secured by small stitches.

A patient must be circumcised before having the procedure and any smokers must quit months in advance.

The implant is 270 degrees and wraps around the shaft avoiding the urethra. 

Surgery typically takes around an hour but the after care can take months.

Patients are told they cannot have sex until they are cleared to do so by their doctor, which is at least six to eight weeks after the surgery. 

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But ecstasy turned to agony after the ex-model, then aged 26, was reportedly left with fractures of his silicone implant inside his penis.

For five years he did not report any issues. But, in 2018, medics at the Cleveland Clinic told him that his implant had fractured into pieces which were floating under his skin.

Such extreme pain even led Emmanuel to attempt suicide, according to ProPublica.

Penuma implants can have dangerous side effects, experts say. One surgeon warned they can become infected and kill the skin around the penis.

International Andrology’s Professor Amr Raheem said: ‘In severe cases of infection, there can be necrosis or death of the penile skin covering the implant.

‘This is a severe complication that requires immediate attention and likely removal of the implant to control the infection and prevent further tissue damage.’

He added that those seeking a longer penis from the implant can, ironically, suffer the opposite fate – depending on how it heals.

Called retraction, this sees tissue around the penis contract as it scars during the healing process from the incision.

Penuma implants are the only penis implant surgery approved by the FDA and they are only available in the US.

MailOnline has approached the company Penuma for a comment.

Around 45 per cent of men in the UK are not satisfied with their penis size, according to the NHS.

The health service says average size of an adult penis is 3 to 4in when flaccid, and between 6 to 7in when erect.

Two different types of penis enlargement procedures are available on the NHS and they include lengthening and widening.

But, only men with a micropenis – an organ less than 2.8 inches – are eligible.

Micropenises usually develop in the womb from a hormonal or genetic condition and is typically diagnosed shortly after birth.

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