Dr Steve Crimston uses dermal filler to perform a penis augmentation on men
It’s an old-age question: Does size really matter in the bedroom?
And it seems not everyone is packing confidence below the belt.
Now, a growing number of Australian men are opting to have cosmetic procedures to make their manhood wider.
To help boost their body confidence, doctor Steve Crimston, who works at The Manse Clinic in Sydney’s Paddington, has been performing the non-surgical ‘Masculane’ procedure – a penis enlargement treatment to give men a bigger bulge.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the plastic surgeon said men can expect up to a 30 per cent increase in girth after undergoing the procedure, which uses dermal filler for the penile augmentation.
While it’s an uncomfortable topic to bring up for most men, here, Dr Crimston has answered all the awkward questions about the procedure.
He revealed the effective treatment is a ‘safe and minimally invasive approach to achieving larger penis size’, lasting up to two years
The plastic surgeon said he uses dermal filler for the purpose of penile augmentation
He revealed the effective treatment is a ‘safe and minimally invasive approach to achieving larger penis size’, lasting up to two years.
Dr Crimston – who started providing the treatment in 2015 – said there were many motivating factors behind why men wanted to increase their penis size.
‘The desire for a larger penis is not a new phenomenon,’ Dr Crimston said.
‘In fact, there are many examples throughout history that reference a correlation between penis size and perceived masculinity.
‘In the modern world, motivation for this type of procedure likely stems from cultural influences and stereotypes about penis size which are encountered frequently in media, advertising, pornography and general social conversation.
‘Although there is good physiological reasoning and research to indicate that women really do believe that size (thickness) matters, I don’t necessarily believe that this is the sole motivator for men whom are seeking this type of augmentation.
‘Rather, in my experience with patients, it is more often something that they are doing for themselves rather than anyone else.
‘As a doctor performing this procedure, it is very rewarding to see the improved levels of confidence and self-esteem in my patients.’
For the size increase, Dr Crimston said it all comes down do your pre-procedure penis size and the amount of dermal filler used (stock image)
So how does the procedure work?
Dr Crimston explained clients are provided with a strong numbing cream to apply before they meet with the doctor who will go through the procedure.
‘In short (no pun intended), this procedure is performed by placing dermal filler under the superficial tissue that surrounds the penile shaft,’ he said.
‘The outcome of this is a thicker and somewhat more aesthetically impressive penis. Importantly, the procedure is focused primarily on enhancing penile circumference and this “thickening” effect is maintained in both the flaccid and erect state.
‘The dermal filler also tends to provide an increase in length through the “scaffolding” of the superficial fascial tissue thus inhibiting retraction.
‘This effect however is not preserved in the erect state and therefore this is not a treatment that will increase the erect length of the penis.
‘The aim therefore, is to achieve an aesthetically larger and thicker penis without comprising any functional properties such as sensation or erectile strength.’
Dr Crimston said increasing the penis size comes down to volume dependent.
‘Generally men can expect a 20 to 30 per cent increase in girth,’ he said.
‘The percentage of size increase from baseline is dependent on two main factors; the pre-augmentation penis size and the amount of volume utilised during the procedure.
‘Although somewhat counterintuitive, the smaller the baseline the more significant improvement can be achieved from a smaller volume of filler.
‘In saying that however, my experience is that this procedure has produced both a reliable result and significant enhancement on penises of all shapes and sizes.’
Dr Crimston said the effects of dermal filler lasts up to two years – and it functions like a regular penis (stock image)
The procedure has been popular among men from all walks of life.
‘There literally is no dominant demographic that I can specify. Typical ages range between mid 20’s to 60’s,’ she said.
Dr Crimston said the effects of dermal filler lasts up to two years – and it functions like a regular penis.
‘The key to the high safety and satisfaction rates with these types of products stems from the fact that they are neither permanent nor irreversible in nature,’ he said.
‘The product effect is typically maintained for 18 months, however, my experience is that many of my patients maintain good volume past two years.’
He said there was no downtime and men are advised to avoid sexual intercourse for at least one week from surgery.
‘In comparison to a surgical phalloplasty, the recovery time and complication risks with this procedure are significantly lower,’ he said.
‘The procedure itself will take approximately 45 minutes to one hour and does not require general anaesthesia or sedation.
‘Swelling and bruising in the first two to three days are common, however patients are free to return to their normal daily activities immediately following the procedure.’
For anyone interested to get the medical procedure, Dr Crimston said it was important for patients to be fully aware of the risks and complications (stock image)
The treatment costs from $7,200.
‘Cost is dependent on volume required,’ he said.
‘Part of the consultation procedure is determining a reasonable volume required to ensure both the aesthetic outcome and patient satisfaction.
‘Typical costs are $7200 for treatments where 10mls of dermal filler are added to the penis.’
Dr Crimston said the satisfaction rate for the procedure was very high.
‘Patient satisfaction rates are extremely high,’ he said.
‘In fact, the most often asked question at follow up is “when can I have more?”. I encourage my clients to take the “journey” approach to this type of procedure.
‘My preference is to provide a staged augmentation over a number of treatment sessions as I find this provides the best aesthetic outcome and allows me to engage with the patients’ needs throughout the treatment process.’
For anyone interested to get the medical procedure, Dr Crimston said it was important for patients to be fully aware of the risks and complications.
‘Although the complication rates for this method of penis enlargement are very low, it is vital that men considering this procedure are empowered to make an informed decision based on both realistic expectations and awareness of any potential adverse outcomes,’ he said.
For more details about The Manse’s Masculane procedure, please visit the website.