When it comes to genitals, both men and women can feel a lack of self-confidence. For men especially there seems to be an expectation for perfection. Obesity can severely impact a man’s self-confidence. It can also cause buried penis. This is a condition in which the penis is hidden beneath the skin of the stomach, thigh, or even the scrotum. This can make accessing and using the penis difficult to do. While it can occur in both boys and adult men, it is typically due to obesity. Besides losing weight, you may need another option in order to correct a buried penis. That solution may be buried penis surgery. This article will discuss what you can expect from buried penis surgery and when you might want to consider having it performed.
When to Consider
As with most surgeries, it is often best to try other methods before choosing surgery. This is simply because surgery can be a lengthy process. If you have attempted to lose weight and the problem still persists, then it may be time to consider having a buried penis surgery performed. It is also a good idea to attempt to lose weight before surgery. This will not only make the operation take a little less time but it will also help your recovery.
When considering buried penis surgery, it is always a good idea to first consult with your doctor. They may have other suggestions for you to attempt before choosing surgery. They may also want you to be a specific weight before you can have the surgery performed.
Buried Penis Surgery
Once surgery has been decided upon, you can typically expect to stay in the hospital for a few days. When you are first taken into the operating room, a catheter will be inserted into the urethra. This is to help stabilize the penis during the surgery. From there, the penis will be separated from the surrounding tissue. It will be cleaned and treated at this point. Liposuction may occur, if needed, to remove fat from the abdomen and surrounding area. This is typically done through surgical suction catheters.
The fat pad above the pubic area may also be removed if necessary. After the necessary fat has been removed, a skin graft will be done to cover the parts of the penis that had been separated. By the end of the procedure, you will be able to access and use your penis normally.
Typically, you are placed in the hospital for a few days to recover after the surgery is finished. After another week, you will return to have the catheter removed and to check on the grafting. For the next two months, you will need to go to checkups to ensure that everything is healing properly.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
If you’re tired of the hassle and problems that arise from a buried penis, make an appointment with Mark P. Solomon, MD! At our convenient locations in Beverly Hills and Bala Cynwyd, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have about buried penis surgery. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!