Meet Maurizio and Roberto Viel. They are twin brothers who co-own a plastic surgery practice and have performed multiple procedures on one another to increase their resemblance. (Maurizio gave Roberto a nose job; Roberto plumped Maurizio's face.) One surgery they have not performed on each other, however, is their practice's specialty: Penis enlargement.
This is for two reasons: First, the Viel brothers are "comfortable with what nature gave" them. Second, penis enlargement is a very complicated procedure. Robert explained to The Independent that, because penises "have evolved to withstand great stress and changes in size," they "resist almost all attempts to make them permanently bigger." The Independent continues:
Roberto Viel says he has overcome these challenges, and performs about 200 penoplasty operations a year. Sitting at his desk, he pulls out a gold-nibbed pen and draws a penis. It includes the suspensory ligament, which holds up the erect penis. By partially severing it, having accessed it by cutting away a flap of flesh covering the pubic bone, Viel causes the penis to drop, and hang lower by as many as two inches. The length of the erection is not increased, however, and its angle is lower. "If I cut too much it will be like that," Viel says, overlaying his drawing with a drooping outline, "and that's not the best for sex."
Another popular procedures grafting fat from the patient's belly and into his penis, thereby increasing the phallus' girth. That procedure requires one stitch.
In the entrance to the Viels' clinic is a painting depicting the brothers carrying a nude, angelic woman with prominent breast implants. (Painting is behind Roberto at left.) They have practices in London and Dubai.
If you are a TV producer hoping to cast the reality version of Nip/Tuck, please go to the Viel brothers' website, and then email me immediately so I can keep obsessing over these unusual men. [Independent, Facebook, LCAS, images via Facebook, Shutterstock]