Testicle enlargement: one slice away
By: Winnie Allingham, September 29, 1999

“Rather than a fluff appearance of the scrotum,” reads an ad from the Reed Center about the effects of testicle enlargement surgery, “the pleasing contours of two well represented gonads are noticeable”. The ad carries a warning that: “While some patients have a capacious scrotum, ...anything above 2 ¼ inches is distinctly unnatural. Oversizing must be assiduously avoided.” Moderation, apparently, is the key.

The Reed Center’s advertisement also carries another word to the wise. This procedure’s effects on male fertility are not known, so “patients considering parenthood should exercise caution.”

According to Dr. Stubbs, a Toronto, Ontario plastic surgeon, “A lot of American patients are coming up because we still have the solid silicon implants which are the best. They feel like a testicle, they’re malleable, and they have the right weight. There’s nothing wrong with them but the doctors in the States are so concerned with litigation and what happened to Dow Corning...there is no scientific evidence that silicon implants are bad.”

Many men have testicle enlargements if they have had testicular cancer or were born with an undescended testicle. However, Dr. Stubbs has done the procedure for purely cosmetic rather than restorative reasons. “An Italian gentleman who had a family, frequently went to Italy where they wear those skimpy bathing suits. Because his penis wasn’t huge and he had very small testicles, when he came out of the water, he didn’t look like he had anything there. He said he looked like a woman when he came out of the water.”

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