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(FAQ) Buried penis also called hidden or concealed penis), how treated Dr. Harold Reed

Dr. Reed, I believe I have what has been classically described as a buried or concealed penis, which has been a pronounced inhibition from sexual encountes.. How is this treated?  Is there any hope that some day I’ll be passable?  Jeff

Dear Jeff,  

The term hidden, buried or concealed penis relates to children as well as adults.  My comments and urology practice are limited to adults. The first question for starters is do you ever remember your size being longer, but since you’ve gain weight, it has become hidden?  If so, then one step you can do at home is to diet.  If you stand in front of a full length mirror and lift your lower abdominal and pubic skin and, if this enhances your appearance, this can be achieve also with surgery.  Some may call this a lower abdominal or pubic dermato-lipectomy others have called this an escutcheonectomy (escutcheon relating to the pubic hair area).  On occasion release of the suspensory ligament may be helpful along with penile traction.  If there is a penile scrotal web or so called turkey neck this also can be corrected during surgery.

For before and after photos please see penisdoctor.com/before-after-concealed-or-hidden-penis

For more exacting recommendations, please call the office and make an appointment for consultation.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery Miami


Concealed (buried, hidden) penis, before picture


Conceal (buried, hidden) penis after release


Another after photo following lower abdominal pubic fat excision and lift, and release of penile scrotal web


Help needed for a hidden (shrinking) penis

Dear Dr. Reed, My penis has gotten quite a bit smaller than it used to be.  Another urologist said I have a hidden, buried, or concealed penis. Very embarrassing.  Do you believe penile traction will pull it back out.  I was always a grower not a show-er.  But even given that, this is downright not…Continue Reading

Penile Prosthesis Implant for ED, Lengthening, and AlloDerm for Girth

Interested in simultaneous 3-piece inflatable penile implant and penile lengthening procedures.I am a 51-year-old male in excellent health but with inconsistent/unreliable response to vaso dilators (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra), i My questions: (1) Is there an alternative to external traction to maintain/enhance length gain following release of the suspensory ligament?  Such as permanently suturing the penis…Continue Reading