7 March 2019
Ehud Arye Laniado: Billionaire dies during penis enlargement surgery
A Belgian-Israeli billionaire diamond trader known for his extravagant lifestyle has died after undertaking penis enlargement surgery.
A billionaire diamond trader has died during a penis enlargement operation at a posh Parisian clinic, it was reported.
Ehud Arye Laniado died at the age of 65 in the clinic of an unnamed plastic surgeon on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in the French capital Paris.
According to local media, complications during surgery proved fatal for the Belgian-Israeli dual national and he suffered a heart attack when a substance was injected into his penis.
The billionaire, whose exact fortune is not publicly known, got in trouble with the authorities in 2013, The Sun reported.
He faced claim for £4 billion from the Belgian authorities for tax evasion on diamonds illegally imported from Congo and Angola, Belgian’s GVA reported.
Laniado reportedly prevented a tax evasion trial by agreeing to pay £137.7.
However, as the Belgian customs office suspected him of lying or giving incomplete information about some of the diamonds imported from Angola and Congo and still claimed £4 billion as well as a £1.7 million fine.
Even though two courts dismissed the Belgian customs office’s claim, an appeals court ordered a new trial with Laniado due to appear in court on 14th March.
Laniado’s company Omega Diamonds, which is based in the Belgian city of Antwerp where most of the world’s top diamond traders operate, confirmed his passing.
A statement read: “Farewell to a visionary businessman. It is with great sadness that we confirm that our founder Ehud Arye Laniado has passed away.”
Penis enlargement, meanwhile, dropped by 28% in 2016, according to the ISAPS, likely due to the rise of new, less-invasive booster techniques.
3 February 2018
February 3, 2018
Penis whitening fad worries surgeons
PARIS: Plastic surgeons raised red flags this week about a penis whitening fad in skin colour-fixated Thailand, dismissing the procedure as a phallic “fashion” with uncertain benefits and many risks.
Requiring the use of lasers, acid, or chemicals, the latest craze in genital beautification can leave men with burns, scars, taut skin, or the exact opposite of what they were after in the first place — a darker penis or a spotted one, the experts warned.
“I think it should not be done in a patient that doesn’t need it,” Milanese plastic surgeon Massimiliano Brambilla, who specialises in genital procedures, told AFP.
“Most of the substances that are used to whiten… are quite aggressive. Whitening is one of those things that I am very careful of.”
Earlier this month, a Bangkok clinic said 100 men a month were making use of its penis whitening service just six months after it started offering the procedure.
The clinic charged about US$650 (520 euros) for five laser sessions.
“I think it’s linked to the pornographisation of society,” said plastic surgeon Fabien Boucher from Lyon, France, another practitioner of “intimate” procedures.
“What people see is… a genital aesthetic that in my view is not realistic,” he explained, with sex organs shaved and otherwise manipulated to represent those of very young people — hairless, smooth, and pink.
It is normal for the privates to be more darkly coloured than the rest of the skin, said Boucher.
Boucher stressed there has been little scientific research into the use of lasers and chemicals for penis-whitening, and no bleaching techniques or products have been developed uniquely for use in this sensitive area.
“The skin of the penis is different” to that of the face or body, for which the existing products were conceived, said Boucher.
“It is a thin skin… and we do not yet fully understand how it will react.”
The Thai health ministry has also warned against the procedure, saying it may cause irritation or infection, even presents a threat to sexual pleasure and reproduction.
“Honestly, I don’t think they should be doing it,” echoed Boucher, who said he wouldn’t perform the procedure until the science shows it is safe.
Most clients are aged between 22 and 55, with many from Thailand’s LGBTQ community.
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4 January 2018
Thai penis whitening fad drives social media nuts
BANGKOK: A Bangkok clinic that has drawn 100 men a month to its penis whitening service has caused a stir in Thailand, with social media users both baffled and alarmed by the phallic fad.
The Lelux Hospital, renowned for its body whitening expertise in a country obsessed with skin colour, began offering the unconventional treatment six months ago after a male customer complained of “dark parts” on his groin.
“These days a lot of people are asking about it. We get around 100 clients a month, three to four clients a day,” Bunthita Wattanasiri, a manager for the Skin and Laser department at Lelux Hospital told AFP.
The procedure, which uses laser whitening, got wide play on Thai television and social media on Thursday (Jan 4) after the hospital released images of a man undergoing the treatment.
“We have to be careful because it’s a sensitive part of the body,” Bunthita said, adding most clients were aged between 22 and 55-years-old with many from Thailand’s LGBT community.
‘Penis whitening’ service where men have their groins blasted with a laser becomes a huge hit with men in Thailand
- Thai clinic claims three to four clients per day use penis whitening service
- Hospital in Bangkok began offering skin whitening for groins six months ago
- Staff says it’s been a hit, with male clients aged between 22 and 55
More than 100 men a month have been making a pilgrimage to a clinic in Thailand which offers a penis whitening procedure.
The Lelux Hospital in Bangkok began offering the unconventional treatment six months ago, and now has three to four clients per day.
The much-hyped procedure, a laser treatment of the groin, has left the public both baffled and alarmed, but the clinic says they have more inquiries than ever.
‘These days a lot of people are asking about it. We get around 100 clients a month, three to four clients a day,’ Bunthita Wattanasiri, a manager for the Skin and Laser department at Lelax Hospital told AFP.
The procedure got wide play on Thai television and social media on Thursday after the hospital released images of a man undergoing the treatment.
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