A gay influencer from Germany has paid over GBP 4,500 to have his buttocks enlarged because men he was dating told him it was too saggy and flat.
Dan Sam Meurer, 34, who gained fame as a contestant in the Couple Challenge and Prince Charming reality TV show underwent a buttock augmentation surgery in October 2022.
He reportedly decided to take such a step to catch other men’s attention and to boost his chances of getting more dates.
Dan told German newspaper Bild before the surgery: “Mine is too flat and saggy, I can tell by other men’s reactions when I’m dating.
“The bottom is the eye-catcher of a gay man. So I have to give mine a little help…
“Especially in the superficial gay world, a nice little pouch is important.”
He then revealed what he expects from the procedure and added: “I want it small and plump like a peach – with a wobbly effect!”
In order to fulfil his desire the influencer turned to Dr Afshin Fatemi, 49, from the ‘S-thetic Clinic’ in the city of Dusseldorf, Germany.
Dr Fatemi said: “Twenty per cent of the buttock augmentation patients today are men – and the proportion is growing.
“Hardly anyone wants a pear bottom, but instead they go for a crunchy apple or a round peach shape.”
The procedure known as an Emsculpt treatment uses electromagnetic contractions applied to cause deep muscle stimulation.
A single Emsculpt session induces 20,000 muscle contractions over a period of 30 minutes and cost the influencer EUR 1,800 (GBP 1,600).
The doctor added: “The muscles contract, as if you’re doing intense exercise. With four treatments, the buttocks can grow by 20 per cent.”
Following the treatment, Dr Fatemi jabbed hyaluronic acid in the reality TV star’s bottom.
Media reported that a single injection comes at a price of up to EUR 3,500 (GBP 3,000).
He said: “Implants are out. Plastic or silicone cause permanent problems. Hyaluronic acid is found in the body, so there’s no defensive reaction – and we can shape the butt to fit.”
But the influencer will only be able to enjoy his new peachy bottom for two years before he would require another similar treatment to maintain its shape.
One week after the surgery Dan told media: “But every day it’s getting softer and more bearable. Now I guess I have to buy new pants.”