Trend Has Men Pumping Up Privates With Silicone

MakenzieR on 30 Jun 2011 at 11:00am

If there were a cheap and easy way to enlarge the "male organ," wouldn't there be a stampede of eager men to get it done?

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) recently issued an alert about a new trend where men are deciding to ignore safety, and undergo penile injections of silicone.  “No reputable plastic surgeon would offer silicone injections. There are a number of procedures such as ligament release and fat graft which can improve length and girth, but it is essential for patients do to do their research,” states BAAPS President Dr. Fazel Fatah.

The BAAPS references the terrible experience of Jim Horton, who sought out enhancement of his privates from a London "trained practitioner."  He ended up with pain, deformation and infection. “I had the injections at the practitioner’s house – he explained because the liquid was so thick he couldn’t use a normal syringe and instead had what looked like a sealant gun from a DIY store to get enough pressure," said Horton. "The silicone itself, I noticed afterwards, had been kept in a milk bottle.  I know this should have set the alarm bells ringing but the procedure was painless and I was satisfied with the larger size.  I paid £120 and I felt really pleased with the result.”

He has undergone 3 corrective surgeries just to remove the silicone.

In the US, liquid silicone injections are not FDA approved for cosmetic purposes. Yet, silicone is still sought after, either by off-label or illegal injections, despite having record low satisfaction (a 25% Worth It Rating on RealSelf) and constant reported complications by people who want to remove the injected silicone