At Moorgate Andrology we see a lot of guys with a buried penis.
For most this is a distressing and frustrating situation. A buried penis makes the penis look small and it can lead to embarrassment and low self-esteem.
The problem with a buried penis is that is hidden because of excess skin in the pubic region and/or in the scrotum.
The penis itself may be of normal length, but it appears much shorter due to its buried nature.
If the penis is already shorter than normal, it can be very difficult to urinate properly when it is hidden. Some of our patients tell us that they have to sit down to urinate as they find it very difficult to use a urinal.
The first thing that should be addressed when considering treatment for a buried penis is your weight. Do you have excess fat around the pubic area ?. If so try to lose this weight as this can make all the difference. If you have tried this but failed, then procedures such as pubic liposuction can be performed to correct this.
In some cases, there are problems associated with the foreskin. Check that your foreskin does not overhang the end of your penis excessively. If you are unsure arrange a consultation with a Urologist to get this checked.
A buried penis can occur when too much skin is taken in a circumcision.
You find that when you have a buried penis, apart from difficulties with urination, you may have skin irritation around the genitals and you may be prone to infections.
If you are concerned that you may have a buried penis, or you are struggling with your confidence in your genital size, then contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our Urologists. You do not have to suffer from a buried penis as it can be treated.
In most cases, ligamentosis surgery is performed to free the suspensory ligament from its attachment to the pubic bone. This slides the penis forward, typically by one to two inches, and makes the penis hang to a lower position. This results in a longer-looking penis when the penis is flaccid. It can be performed at the same time as pubic liposuction to remove any excess fat in this area.
When surgery has been completed, providing that proper management of your weight is maintained, the results should be permanent. When the ligaments are divided to increase the length we use an implant called a “ silicone buffer” to prevent reattachment of the suspensory ligament. This will ensure that you keep the extra length from the surgery.
This surgery takes between one and two hours, two hours if pubic liposuction is included. In most cases, you can go home on the same day. You will need three to seven days of work, depending on the type of work that you do. You will need to avoid sexual activity for six weeks until healing is complete.