Buried Penis

Buried penis is a condition where the penis is hidden below the skin and is partially visible or totally invisible. Various other names for this condition are concealed penis or hidden penis.
A buried penis occurs where the shaft of the penis is literally buried under excess fat/ skin, mostly due to obesity and significant weight loss.

Causes:

  • Aging with an overlying fold of abdominal fat and skin.
  • Shortage of penile skin.
  • Buried penile shaft.
  • Chronic inflammation.
  • Aggressive circumcision.
  • Congenital fat pad at birth.
  • Large foreskin.
  • Lack of attachments of the penile skin to the shaft.
  • Draping of penile skin over the hidden penile shaft.
  • Redundant skin lying over the head of the penis.
  • Chronic penile skin inflammation due to moisture

Symptoms:

  • Partially visible penis.
  • Totally invisible penis.
  • Penis looks normal while standing but very small or buried while sitting/ bending.

Diagnosis Tests:

  • Physical examination.
  • Erection analysis.
  • Penis measurement (SPL).

Treatment:

A combination of the following:
Surgery:

  • Excising of excess lower abdomen and pubis skin/ fat.
  • Suturing of penis skin to underlying abdominal muscle.
  • Liposuction.
  • Suprapubic excision of excess skin and fat.
  • Attachment of the pubic tissues to the erectile chambers.
  • Excision of all his damaged penile skin.
  • If required, grafting of skin onto the penis.

Effects Of Surgery:

  • Dramatic change in the pubic/ genital area appearance and function.
  • Boosted self confidence and social esteem.

Alternative Therapies:

  • Psychological counseling.
  • Relationship counseling.
  • Puberty counseling.

All above, treatments are finalized taking into consideration the overall health, severity, age and other ailments of the patient.