Sex & Gender

Dr. Miami's $600 Stimulus Sale on Penis Enlargements Was Too Good to Be True

Dr. Michael Salzhauer, AKA Dr. Miami
Dr. Michael Salzhauer, AKA Dr. Miami Photo courtesy of Dr. Michael Salzhauer
Dr. Miami, the Bay Harbor Islands plastic surgeon who performs cosmetic procedures on social media, knows how to make a splash online.

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.
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.
Like baby elephants discovering their trunks, people are thinking creatively about new uses for their extended member.
Salzhauer tells New Times that his tweet was a joke, of course. But even he wasn't prepared for the response he'd get.
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.

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.
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Alexi C. Cardona is a former staff writer at Miami New Times.