A man was left with a permanent and painful erection after a surgery on his nose.
Neven Ciganovic who is addicted to plastic surgery was left with a priapism – an unwanted, long-lasting and painful erection that is not accompanied by sexual desire.
“I was in Iran for rhinoplasty for the documentary film that British Channel 4 is filming covering my life.
“We did not record the surgery but only the consultation sessions with the doctor. They gave me general anaesthesia and I reacted badly to it,” the 45-year-old said.
He added that it was during the surgery that he was diagnosed with priapism.
Ciganovic said he recovered in a hospital in Serbian capital Belgrade, but was refused painkillers even though he was in pain.
“I reside in Belgrade hospital since Friday. Unfortunately, I do not get analgesics because they do not give them to patients here, so I continue to suffer.
“I have to be at the hospital for five more days.”
He said that another operation has relieved him of his priapism, but was quick to add that he will not be fully recovered for several months.