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Had an adult circumcision and seems as though my penis shrunk

Dr. Reed, Is it possible to lose penile length after an adult circumcision.  Done 5 years ago. Any remedies?   Angel

Dear Angel,

Yes, an overzealous circumcision (overly aggressive adult circumcision) can remove the skin that is needed to sheath an erection.  This may cause a drawing of pubic skin and hair onto the shaft as well as a penile-scrotal web. Weight gain also can cause the buried penis (aka concealed penis, hidden penis) look.  Below is a before an after photograph of a patient who presented with a buried penis which we were able to “exhume” by a pubic skin dermatolipectom,y (escutcheonectomy) and pulling the released tunica albuginea up to the reset skin plane.  On the underside similar maneuver was accomplished primarily with release of a penile scrotal web.


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


Buried penis (AKA concealed penis hidden penis) shaft is completely buried.
Intended incisions for pubic dermatolipectomy can be seen (blue ink)


After photo of buried penis definitely showing a big improvement


After picture of buried penis surgery

Seeking a microscopic vasovasostomy

Is a vasectomy reversible?  We don’t want infertility at this time in our new marriage.  Considering a vasovasostomy. Ronald Dear Ronald, Yes we reverse vasectomies microscopically. Vasovasostomy or vasectomy reversal is a urological procedure to re-establish fertility. 500,000 men each year have a vasectomy in the United States, and ultimately 2% to 6% will request reversal.…Continue Reading

Vasectomy reversal

Dear Dr. Reed, I am 44 years old and had a vasectomy 7 years ago.  Remarried and my wife who is 24 and I would like a baby as a product of our union. Do you do microscopic vas reversal? Dennis Dear Dennis, Yes we do microscopic vasectomy reversal and your chances to re-establish fertility,…Continue Reading

Vasectomy reversal

I have remarried. Have 2 children from a previous marriage and I have fallen in love with a very attractive 30 year old who menstruates regularly and her gynecologist says she could safely have a child. That’s what we’d like. Chris Dear Chris, as infertility problems in marriage are 50% male and 50% female in…Continue Reading