A 17 year old teen complaining that his penis was too large has had the world’s first penis reduction surgery.
The operation came as a result of the American teen complaining that the size of his manhood had restricted his ability to have sex or play competitive sports.
The teen also described having difficulty wearing his pants due to his ‘large and heavy phallus’, and was embarrassed by how visible it appeared underneath regular clothing.
At the time, reports the UK’s dailymail, the boy’s surgeons were shocked when he came to them complaining that his penis was too big.
When flaccid, it measured almost seven inches in length and had a circumference of 10 inches .
Surgeons described it as being shaped like an American football.
Brief pause. Could such a thing really be possible?
Offered Rafael Carrion, a urologist at the University of South Florida, via MailOnline: ‘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.
‘That question was “can you make my penis smaller”?’
Carrion would also tell that the teen had suffered from several bouts of priapism – an unwanted erection, due to having a condition in which abnormally-shaped blood cells block vessels in the penis, causing it to swell.
These episodes had left his penis bloated and misshapen.
Though the teen’s penis was large, it did not grow when he had erections – it merely became firmer, emphasized Dr Carrion.
Reiterating: ‘His penis had inflated like a balloon,’
‘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.’
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.
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 teen after spending just two days in hospital would return home, were he would describe being ‘ecstatic‘ with his new penis.
Although doctors did not take final measurements of the teen’s new penis, they would intimate it was ‘generous.’
Offered Dr Carrion: ‘It’s slightly longer and slightly thicker than the average male, but now it looks symmetrical, and the patient was very satisfied,’
‘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,‘
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’.
Before stressing, ‘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.’
Indeed…to say the least.