What Can Be Done For A Buried Penis Problem?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I would like to get a buried penis repair done. How exactly is it done?

A: When you use the term ‘buried penis’ that unfortunately does not tell me what type of tissue problem there is and what needs to be done to make it better. Is it a short penis only, an isolated large suprapubic mound, is there an abdominal overhang or some combination of two or all of them? There are different plastic surgery techniques that are done for the buried penis problem with varying degrees of success. These could include pubic liposuction, a pubic lift, penile release and lengthening or some combination of all of them. Having a picture of the pubic area, ideally from the front and side views, would help me understand the buried penis problem and give you some recommendations on whether plastic surgery would provide a positive improvement. (increased penile show)

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana