Priapus Injections To Increase Genital Size Is ‘The Next Big Thing’ In Cosmetic Surgery

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A paramedic holds a kit containing syringes, bandaids and antiseptic pads which are going to be used by drug addicts inside a supervised injection room in Athens November 25, 2013. Greece has set up its first "drug consumption" room to contain a
A paramedic holds a kit containing syringes, bandaids and antiseptic pads which are going to be used by drug addicts inside a supervised injection room in Athens November 25, 2013. Reuters/Yorgos Karahalis

In mankind’s search for a better sex life, the medical community as well as manufacturers have come up with various solutions ranging from hormone therapy to boost sex drive to devices such as the dildo or sex dolls. One solution that cosmetic surgeons are now offering is the Priapus Shot.

Dubbed as the next big thing in cosmetic surgery, the injection was named after the Greek god of virility. Surgeon claims it would increase penis size by 10 to 20 percent, make it stronger and improve blood flow into the male genital, reports the New York Post.

The doctor first draws blood from the patient. The blood is then processed in a device called a centrifuge to create platelet-rich plasma or PRP. Although the main function of platelets is to stop bleeding, it also causes growth.

Numbing cream is then applied on the male genital as anaesthesia, after which the doctor injects the PRP in five spots of the patient’s private parts. He is then required to use a penis pump 10 minutes daily after one to two months.

The procedure, which is one-time and lasts for about half an hour, costs $1,500. Providers of the shot claim it jumpstarts growth of tissue and blood vessel.

A female version exists. It is the “O” shot. It follows the same procedure as the male’s, except the PRP is injected in her clitoris, and it claims to give the woman more pleasure during orgasm.

Brooklyn-based Dr Halina Stec said the procedure is becoming more popular, and proof of this is his business has doubled since he started to offer the shot in August 2014. The same thing was shared by Midtown West physician Dr Eric Berger who started to offer Priapus Injection in January 2015. In the past three months, he administered six shots monthly, but he expects the number to go up to 20.

A gift certificate from an Alabama cosmetic surgeon for a Priapus Injection was included in the loot bag of the 2015 Oscar Awards losers. Other items in the loot bag include a vibrator.

Athletes such as Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant had the injection to help them recover faster from an injury. But the American Medical Association said the shot is “as effective as injecting salt water with treating Achilles injuries.

Dr Charles Runels, the creator of the Priapus Shot, claimed that multiple in studies support his finding that PRP works, but The Size HQ researched PubMed and found only a few studies on rats to study PRP’s effect on mice with erectile dysfunction. The article concluded there is no evidence to support Runels’s claim that the injection increases the size of the human penis.

The debate, though would likely continue. Berger, for instance cited accounts of satisfied clients who were able to fix their relationship with some help from the injection. 

To contact the writer, email: v.hernandez@ibtimes.com.au