A man has been left with a permanent erection after getting a nose job.

Neven Ciganovic via Instagram (c)

Neven Ciganovic via Instagram (c)

Neven Ciganovic - who is obsessed with plastic surgery - found himself in agony after an operation to fix his wonky septum left him with a priapism, which is an unwanted, long-lasting and painful erection that is not accompanied by sexual desire.

He said: ''I was in Iran for rhinoplasty for the documentary film that British Channel 4 is filming covering my life. We did not record the surgery but only the consultation sessions with the doctor. They gave me general anaesthesia and I reacted badly to it.''

Priapism happens when blood rushes to the penis and is unable to flow out, and usually lasts several hours. If the condition lasts for more than four hours it is deemed a medical emergency, and can affect a male's chances of being able to get an erection in the future.

Luckily for 45-year-old Neven, he later recovered in hospital in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, but the Croatian native claims he was refused pain killers despite being in agony.

He added to The Sun newspaper: ''I reside in Belgrade hospital since Friday. Unfortunately, I do not get analgesics because they do not give them to patients here, so I continue to suffer. I have to be at the hospital for five more days.''

Although Neven has now had surgery to relieve his condition, doctors say he won't recover fully for a few of months.