The surgeon, whose real name is Michael Salzhauer, had his Snapchat account suspended in 2019 after sharing a video of a penis enhancement surgery on the platform. Last year, he started offering drive-thru Botox for people interested in smoothing out their coronavirus-induced frown lines. And this week, after stimulus money started to show up in people's bank accounts, Salzhauer tweeted about a special offer on penile-enlargement procedures.
His tweet spread far and wide, and it even got some media coverage. Twitter responded in full thrust.
Penis extension now $599.99— Dr. Miami (@TheRealDrMiami) January 5, 2021
While some people are still in the relatively optimistic "new year, new me" stages of 2021, they're debating whether they should spend money on a new game console or an extended joystick for themselves or their loved ones.
Finna spend that stimmy on my Jimmy. pic.twitter.com/Imq94uvqse— What People Really Think (@AntiDrGuru1) January 5, 2021
discovering their trunks, people are thinking creatively about new uses for their extended member.
my boyfriend wanted the ps5 but i’ll get him what he really needs ????— MRS. TESFAYE (@sher_idan) January 5, 2021
Me coming back from getting my meat extended pic.twitter.com/uNng1KRph4— Otis. ???? (@KalebRuntz) January 5, 2021
Me walking out yo office wit a 3rd leg: pic.twitter.com/9rF68TUkjF— Ang (@SoufAtlPlayBoy) January 5, 2021
Me Pulling Up To Any Event After The Healing Process pic.twitter.com/F0KKw4C6dl— BeeRodXx ?????????????????????????????????????????? (@_BrotherRod) January 6, 2021
Salzhauer tells New Times that his tweet was a joke, of course. But even he wasn't prepared for the response he'd get.
Nobody :— Clay Jensen (@FamousLeee) January 5, 2021
Me holding doors after the extension : pic.twitter.com/w8RAlEmWlo
The surgery involves inserting a soft silicone sleeve under the skin of the penis to increase the length and girth of men dissatisfied with their size. Dr. James Elist, a Beverly Hills urologist, pioneered and patented the implant, which is FDA-approved for commercial use. Salzhauer trained with Elist in Beverly Hills.
In the past 5 minutes we’ve gotten 20 phone calls about penis extension surgery pic.twitter.com/OM0JQPTKHs— Dr. Miami (@TheRealDrMiami) January 6, 2021
Salzhauer says he hasn't performed penile enlargement surgeries for several months, both because he had to cancel and reschedule appointments in the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic and because he's been busy with mommy makeovers. He hopes to resume the procedure before the end of this year.
In the meantime, he's referring people to Elist. And just for reference, Salzhauer says the real price of a junk extension is upward of $14,000.