A buried or hidden penis is a commonly underdiagnosed problem in many men. This is defined as when the penis is invisible or only partially visible when standing up, sitting, or bending over.
Many physicians believe that a child suffering from a buried penis will grow out of it. However, in many cases, this problem extends into adulthood. A buried penis can cause severe self-esteem issues for young boys and men and may prevent them from participating in sports or even dating out of fear of being ridiculed. A buried or hidden penis can usually be corrected through surgery.
Dr. Gary Alter sees patients for buried or hidden penis surgery in New York City but can only do the surgery in Los Angeles.
What Are the Causes of a Buried Penis?
There are many causes of a buried penis. These include:
- Weight loss
- Congenital deformities
- An overly aggressive circumcision
What Are the Benefits of Buried or Hidden Penis Corrective Surgery?
Living with a buried or hidden penis can cause various physical and psychological issues, such as a higher risk of infection and lower self-esteem. Benefits of buried or hidden penis corrective surgery include:
- Increased self-esteem
- Improved sexual function
- Improved ability to urinate without spraying or wetting oneself
- Improved hygiene, which can prevent skin destruction, infections, and even penile cancer
If you are suffering the negative effects of a buried or hidden penis, Dr. Alter will probably be able to help.
What Techniques Are Used for Buried or Hidden Penis Corrective Surgery?
The goal of buried or hidden penis corrective surgery is to firmly attach penile skin to the erection chambers. The specific techniques used during this surgery depends on the extent of the abnormality. Generally, the procedure is performed with an erect penis obtained with medication in order to ensure that the penis is not shortened during surgery. The surgeon will remove any excess pubic fat, primarily with liposuction, and suture the overlying skin to the muscles. The skin at the junction of the penis and scrotum is then stabilized to the erectile bodies.
What Are the Results of Hidden Penis Corrective Surgery?
A successful hidden penis corrective surgery can significantly improve the patient’s daily living. Patients will experience an improvement in sexual function, urinary comfort, and an increase in self-esteem. If patients experienced infections due to their hidden penis, this should also be reduced.
How Much Does Buried or Hidden Penis Corrective Surgery Cost?
The cost of buried or hidden penis corrective surgery depends on the amount of correction needed, the techniques used during surgery, surgeon fees, and anesthesia fees. We can contact your insurance company to determine if your policy covers this surgery.
Is Hidden Penis Corrective Surgery Painful?
Buried or hidden penis corrective surgery is performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. The discomfort level is relatively low when compared to abdominal and joint surgery. You will experience pain and discomfort for the first few days of your recovery, but over-the-counter and prescription pain medication can be taken as needed.
Is Buried or Hidden Penis Corrective Surgery Safe?
When performed by a qualified surgeon, buried or hidden penis surgery is generally safe. Unfortunately, very few surgeons know how to perform this procedure correctly. It is important to ask your surgeon about their experience with this kind of surgery to determine if you will receive the best results.
Dr. Alter is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Urology. He has been successfully performing this surgery for many years, and he has been a major innovator of these techniques. He has published extensively in major medical journals and textbooks and has lectured worldwide on his techniques.
Interested in Buried or Hidden Penis Corrective Surgery in NYC?
If you are interested in buried or hidden penis corrective surgery in NYC or Los Angeles, schedule a consultation with Dr. Alter at his Park Avenue Aesthetics Surgery office by filling out the consultation form on our website or calling (212) 321-0749 or (310) 275-5566.
Gary J. Alter, M.D.
Park Avenue Aesthetics Surgery 461 Park Ave South, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016 Located between E 32nd Street and E 31st Street, Midtown Manhattan (33 Street station is the closest subway location)
Dr. Alter and the entire team are dedicated to providing every patient with exceptional individualized care—from consultation to recovery. We take the time to learn about your concerns, goals, and desires, so we can build a plan that addresses your concerns and gets you the
results you deserve.