Buried penis

In certain men, the presence of congenital fat pad in the abdomen makes the penis inconspicuous. The excess skin in the lower abdomen and pubis tends to sag due to age, resulting in this condition. A hidden penis, also known as buried or concealed penis, is mainly caused due to obesity, aging and shortage of skin in the penis resulting from chronic inflammation or an aggressive circumcision.

Today, various procedures are performed to make the penis more conspicuous if the penile shaft is buried underneath the surface of the skin,

In case an excess amount of skin or fat is present in the lower abdomen and pubis, the skin and fat could be excised, thus raising the pubic region and providing a more well-defined appearance to the penis and genitalia. However, if only fat is present, liposuction or surgical removal of fat could be performed.

Authored by Dr N Anandan