Friday, February 13, 2015

17-year-old Boy Undergoes World's First Penis Reduction Surgery

When we first saw this story, we thought about Everton, the man from Brooklyn who called Wendy to ask her advice as to what to do about his extremely large endowment because he couldn't find a lady able to, ahem, accommodate it. But alas, it wasn't. A 17-year-old boy from Florida (obviously) became the first person in the world to have a penis education surgery. According to reports, the boy's penis was also 7 inches long and 10 inches thick when flaccid. The boy's penis was the shape of a football, likely caused by several bouts of priapism - an unwanted erection -- that left the penis bloated and misshapen (pictured, above). He said he was unable to have sex or play competitive sport, had difficulty wearing his pants due to his "large and heavy phallus," and was embarrassed by how visible it appeared underneath regular clothing. The surgeon who treated the teenager, Rafael Carrion, a urologist at the University of South Florida, told the Daily Mail: "There comes a time in every urologist's career that a patient makes a request so rare and impossible to comprehend that all training breaks down and leaves the physician speechless." Though his penis was so large, it did not grow when he had erections - it merely became firmer. "His penis had inflated like a balloon," said Dr Carrion. "It sounds like a man's dream - a tremendously inflated phallus - but unfortunately although it was a generous length, it's girth was just massive, especially around the middle. It looked like an American football. While, there are many tricks and tips on how to enlarge a penis, Dr Carrion couldn't find any research on how to make one smaller.
Dr Carrion and his team looked at the medical literature but couldn't find any precedent for what to do. "Lord knows there's a global race on how to make it longer and thicker in plastic surgery circles, but very little on how to make it smaller," he said. In the end, they decided to embark on a surgical technique normally used to treat Peyronie's disease, a condition where scar tissue develops along the penis, causing it to bend. The surgeons sliced along an old circumcision scar, unwrapped the skin of the penis, and cut out two segments of tissue from either side. "It was a bit like having two side tummy-tucks - that's how we explained it to him," said Dr Carrion. The doctors were able to bypass the urethra - the tube which carries urine through the penis - and all of the nerves that provide sensation. The teenager spent just two days in hospital before returning home, apparently "ecstatic" with his new penis. The doctors did not take final measurements of the penis, although Dr Carrion told MailOnline the result was "generous." "It's slightly longer and slightly thicker than the average male, but now it looks symmetrical, and the patient was very satisfied," he said. The teen now has no problem having normal erections and has full sensation. "It looks cosmetically appealing, and he said it was a life-changing event, he's all smiles," said Carrion. Since the paper describing the surgery was published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Dr Carrion has only had one person approach him to request the same surgery. He said: "This [second] man seems to have a naturally large penis, because there's nothing unusual in his medical history, so it doesn't seem like there's any real abnormality in this case." Whereas the first teenager had an obvious medical condition that needed treating, performing surgery on someone who is completely healthy but having difficulties with the size of his penis is another matter, said Dr Carrion. "These are controversial waters we're stepping in," he added. "Who is to judge what is a legitimate complaint and what isn't? You don't normally have men complaining about this kind of thing. These are very unique cases."

source: Daily Mail
Rare, indeed.

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