We’ve been skirting around the issue for five minutes when Dan just comes straight out and says it. “My d— is really big now.” At eight inches erect and, in his words, roughly the thickness of a Coke can, the boast is perhaps justified. “Women tell me it’s the fattest d— they have ever seen.”
What Dan doesn’t tell women is that he is one of a growing number of men who have turned to enlargement surgery to achieve these results. The Middlesbrough-based graphic designer, 50, originally visited a London cosmetic surgeon three years ago to have liposuction on his back – he had recently lost a large amount of weight but found the fat from this area impossible to shift.
“He was talking me through the procedure and said that sometimes the fat could be transported somewhere else, like the face or the penis,” he remembers. “At first I thought, ‘ouch, that seems painful,’ but then, ‘waste not, want not’. I decided to have it done.”
Dan was awake for the duration of the hour-long operation, which set him back around £3,500. After removing the fat from his back, the surgeon turned him over and made a small incision at the base of his penis, injected the fat using a syringe and smoothed it out, adding around an inch in width. With a single stitch to close the incision, the procedure was over.
“I asked to see it all happening,” says Dan, who had a girlfriend at the time of the operation, but is now single. “For me, it was just fascinating. And I wanted to check that everything was going to be all right. I’m fond of my penis; I want to take care of it.”