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At Moorgate Andrology and Gynaecology 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.


Other complications include an increased risk of infections of the surrounding skin and inflammation of the foreskin.

In adults the usual procedure to correct a hidden penis is a surgical one. There are established surgical techniques that can restore the penis to a natural looking state.

These include suspensory ligament division to move the penis forward and revealing more of its natural length. In some cases, we can combine this operation with a liposuction to the pubic area to reduce the amount of overhanging fat on the mons pubis. If there is also excessive skin in this area, a pubic lift may be performed in addition.

In any event, you may find it helpful to try and lose weight on the belly and pubic area in the first instance. Where these efforts have field then surgery could be an option.

Hidden penis surgery usually takes around one hour under general anaesthetic, and you can go home on the same day. You should arrange to take a few days off work to recover and you will need to avoid any sexual activity for six weeks.

To arrange a consultation with a Moorgate Andrology and Gynaecology Urologist to discuss your hidden penis, just give us a call or fill in the contact form on this page.

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