New York Post: Two inches changed my life
Jason, a 35-year-old who resides in Manhattan and asked to use only his first name for privacy reasons, was devastated. “It caused me to question my sexuality,” he says. “I just figured that these were the cards I had been dealt and nothing could be done.”
Then a year or so later — still smarting from the breakup — Jason was listlessly Googling “penile enhancement” and reading through reams of scam offers when he came across California-based urologist Dr. James Elist, who promotes such seemingly impossible dreams on his website. A jolly man of 66, Elist believed he could substantially increase Jason’s 3-inch member.
“I had a single question,” Jason recalls. “ ‘When do I start?’”
The life-changing procedure, which uses a firmer form of silicone than what’s found in breast implants, is currently available only at Elist’s Beverly Hills office. Within the next year, though, if things go as hoped with the FDA, doctors in New York City will be trained to provide their own equipment upgrades.
Jason is one of seven New Yorkers who have flown to Los Angeles for the patented implant since it began being offered in 2014, long before Hulk Hogan testified about the size of his own member and Donald Trump assured the American people of his manhood: “I guarantee you there is no problem. I guarantee.”
Elist says he created the device — which is custom trimmed to the size of each patient’s member — after consoling patients who could get erections but still failed to keep their wives and girlfriends happy. “It is a 270-degree tube made of very soft silicone, shaped like your penis from the base to the head,” he says.
“It gets inserted into the member via a small incision in the groin and the girth immediately increases by about 2 inches. Same with the length. If you were 3 inches flaccid and 5 inches erect, 3 goes to 5 and 5 goes to 6 on average.” After two or three years, weight from the implant will stretch the penis by an additional half-inch or so.
The procedure’s then-$11,000 price tag (it has since risen to $13,000) seemed like a small sum to pay for Jason, a car salesman.
“There was a little bit of swelling, but a day after the one-hour procedure, when they removed the bandages, I looked down and had an out-of-body experience,” Jason says. “I was speechless. It was as large soft as it had previously been hard. It just hung down. All I could think about was what my ex would have said.”
Only 3 percent of Elist’s patients have reported complications from the procedure. Those who do have issues tend to be men who jump the gun on test-driving their bulked-up appendage.
Jason took no chances. “They told me to wait four weeks before having sexual activity, and I waited two months,” he says. “All I thought about, from when the bandages first came off, was witnessing the expression on a woman’s face when she sees