Penis Enhancement Surgery Results In Death For The First Time …

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A description of the case in the Journal of Forensic Sciences explained that surgeons had finished the elongation portion of the surgery and were in the enlargement part, which involved injecting the patient with two fluid ounces of his own fat cells, when things went wrong. The fat leaked into his veins and traveled to his lungs, which resulted in a lung embolism, rupturing his blood vessels. The patient, who was found to have no prior heart conditions, ended up having a heart attack on the operating table. Despite attempts from doctors to perform CPR, the man passed away two hours later.

The conclusion of the study said, “This is the first described case where a seemingly simple and safe procedure of penis enlargement by autologous fat transfer caused sudden death in a healthy young man.” It also suggested that the surgery was riskier since it combined two procedures.

Urologist Tobias Kohler, of the Mayo Clinic, who was not involved in this study, told BuzzFeed News that among the reasons surgeons advise against the “completely useless” surgery, is because it “never works” and because of “other horrible consequences, from disfigurement to permanent erectile dysfunction to even worse.”

A 2017 scientific review in Translational Andrology and Urology showed that “the majority of men seeking penile elongation treatment have a normal penile size, which is functionally adequate.” Instead, it is suggested that most patients seeking this elective surgery suffer from body dysmorphic disorder and cannot accurately see their bodies.