A buried penis (or retractile penis) is caused by excessive fat deposits within the suprapubic region (i.e., the area above the penis), giving the appearance that the penis is small or hidden. This condition can lead to physical complications as well, often involving infections of the urinary tract or genital region and/or difficulty achieving an erection.
If you have been negatively impacted by a buried penis, read on to learn more about our suprapubic fat removal procedure. This article will introduce the suprapubic fat removal process and break down both the challenges and benefits of performing this procedure.
Suprapubic fat removal is achieved through the use of a lipectomy. In preparation for the procedure, Dr. Elist will target the areas with the most fat deposits and mark them for removal.
A buried penis can cause problems with urination or may lead to infections of the urinary tract or genital region. A buried penis may also affect a man’s ability to achieve and maintain an erection. We know the mental anguish that can be caused by a buried penis, but the physical realities are challenging as well.
Before you decide if suprapubic fat removal is right for you, please consult our before/after photo gallery (NSFW) for a first hand look at the results. While individual results vary, it will help you to understand the possibilities of suprapubic fat removal.
Please be advised that a detailed list of potential complications, risks, benefits, and alternatives, including no surgery, will be discussed with you during your consultation. Dr. Elist will then recommend the best course of action depending on each patient’s circumstances.
Dr. Elist will first mark the areas of fat and excess skin that are to be removed. Next, the sculpting of the suprapubic area will begin. Excess skin and fatty tissue will be removed until the desired result is achieved.
Patients may experience mild to moderate swelling and discomfort following the procedure. In general, patients return to work approximately one week following their procedure and typically fully recover approximately six weeks later (individual recovery times will vary).
The cost of a suprapubic fat removal procedure will vary depending on your circumstances. If you are combining your suprapubic fat removal surgery with another procedure such as the insertion of a Penuma penile implant, then the cost will differ.
During your consultation, the clinical staff will be able to discuss associated costs with your suprapubic fat removal surgery and provide you a cost estimate. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and we’ll provide you with all cost information.
In many cases, the answer is yes. You may be able to achieve the added girth and flaccid length from suprapubic fat removal along with added benefits of the Penuma® silicone implant. Please review this article in the International Journal of Impotence Research on the use of Penuma to help correct a buried penis.
The combination of these two procedures (often performed at the same time) allows for a potentially dramatic transformation of your penis and genital area. Again, individual results may vary, and a detailed list of potential complications, risks, benefits, and alternatives, including no surgery, will be discussed in advance.
The above discussion is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a physician before pursuing surgery.
Dr. Elist has made male urology his life’s work and is dedicated to completing your potential procedure with over forty years of experience and success to draw from.
We understand that a man’s sexual health is intensely personal and that sexual anxieties can affect every area of his life. Our staff at Dr. Elist’s Beverly Hills Clinic understands that, and we are here for you to counsel and guide you every step of the way.