Two of the things that Germany is known for doing well are 1) engineering and 2) making sausages. Thus, it should come as a surprise to no one that a vast majority of the world's penis enlargement procedures occur there.

According to a survey recently released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, of the 15,414 penile enlargement surgeries that took place last year, 2,716 took place in Germany. That's more than all of the dick-embiggening procedures in the rest of the nations that comprise the Top 10, combined!


(Just look at the length on that bar graph. Much shaft. via

No one is quite sure why Germany's number is so high — the Telegraph has a barely-coherent conspiracy theory that the German penile enhancement rate is related to porn standards and "typical Germanic pragmatism." But, as the Guardian points out, the figures aren't broken down by nationality — the data only charts how many surgeries are occurring where — so it's possible that men from other countries are flocking to Deutschland for reasons yet unknown.


It does seem like there are some true Penis Experts over there: the German Centre for Urology and Phalloplasty Surgery, for instance, claims to have performed over 6,000 penis enlargements/lengthenings over the years. According to their website, they're capable of increasing both length and girth (via fat tissue transfer) without leaving a scar. The Centre also boasts a special website section entitled "Is penis enlargement sensible?", which is a good resource, I guess?

So, as far as potential explanations go, I am leaning towards team Penis-Experts-In-Germany-Lure-Foreign-Men-To-Their-Labs-With-Medical-Siren-Song. But, as is the case with so many esoteric dick-mysteries, it's possible that we'll never know the answer to this conundrum.

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