Too Much Plastic Surgery Has Given This Man A Permanent Erection
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In a quest for ever-lasting beauty, one man has been left with an everlasting boner.
Croatian stylist Neven Ciganovic, 45, was left with a permanent erection after going under the knife for a nose job, as a new documentary shows.
A bad reaction to the anaesthetic he was given during surgery triggered the condition, known as priapism, which can be extremely painful.
Neven said: "I was in Iran for rhinoplasty for the documentary film which is covering my life.
"[During the surgery] I was given general anaesthesia and I reacted badly to it."
The diagnosis of priapism was given during the surgery - the definition being given as an unwanted, long-lasting erection which is not linked to sexual desire.
If not treated within 24 hours it can leave the penis permanently damaged, even leading to erectile dysfunction in some cases.
The reality TV star recovered in a hospital in Belgrade, Serbia, but refused to take painkillers.
"Unfortunately, I did not receive analgesics because they do not give them to patients here," he added. "So I continue to suffer.
"I have to be at the hospital for a further five days."
A separate operation has relieved him of his priapism, though he won't be back to normal for several months.
Priapism occurs when blood fills the spongy tissue of the penis during an erection and is unable to flow out.
Syringing the blood is the most commonly-recommended treatment. If that fails, medication may be injected into the penis which squeezes out the blood. Surgery is a final option.
One in four boys and nine out of ten men with sickle cell anaemia will experience at least one episode of priapism, while one in 1,000 men will suffer as a result of a side-effect from their medication for erectile dysfunction.
Meanwhile, the experience doesn't appear to have dissuaded Neven from further plastic surgery. He's had over a dozen operations, including three nose jobs, lip plumping, stomach operations and chin jobs.
The Croat believes that a final nose job, to correct a wonky septum, will be the one that improves his look enough to launch him to international stardom.
He said: "I'm looking forward to a movie about myself.
"The film crew dedicated a whole episode about me. I think this is a big deal and I hope this is the start of my international career."
However, the surgery won't stop there. He will undergo a 'vampire facelift' - whereby platelets from one person's blood are taken and used as a skin filler.
And to cynics who believe he looked better before surgery, Ciganovic added: "It was a long time ago and I'm curious: Who wouldn't look better if they were 20 years younger?"
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Topics: Plastic Surgery