When a male’s penis is covered by an excessive growth of skin from the pubis area or scrotum, it can end up being hidden or buried underneath. This condition is referred to as a buried penis and, until recent years, it was a very rare occurrence. Nowadays, more males are afflicted with this condition than ever before. However, there are treatment options for this condition that causes so many teenage and adult males to have feelings of low self-esteem and inadequacy. One of the best of these options is buried penis surgery.
What Causes a Buried Penis?
Reasons why a male might have a buried penis can vary. Sometimes it’s the result of a circumcision procedure that was not performed very well. This is one of the reasons a doctor might advise a mother to wait a few months before having her male child circumcised. However, this can occur even with males who have waited until adulthood to be circumcised.
Other times, the problem might be excessive obesity. There are chambers in a male’s penis which are responsible for producing erections. These chambers go from the head of the penis all the way down into the pelvis. One-third of these chambers are inside the body, while the other two-thirds are on the outside. When a man is severely obese, the balance between them can shift and cause the entire penis to be buried during an erection.
A Look at Buried Penis Surgery
We can repair a buried penis caused by an unsuccessful circumcision by performing buried penis surgery and removing the excessive growth of skin covering the penis. We can then reconstruct the penile area. If the cause of a buried penis is excessive obesity, weight loss could be part of the treatment. It all depends on the unique case.
If you have had to live with a buried penis, we can help. Dr. Mark P. Solomon and his team can permanently fix this condition and help you return to a life of normalcy with buried penis surgery. Contact us today to book a consultation at our office in Bala Cynwyd or Beverly Hills.