FLORIDA: A 17-year-old American boy whose penis measured seven inches in length with a circumference of 10 inches when flaccid, had opted for surgery because it stopped him from having sex and playing competitive sports.
According to The Daily Mail UK, surgeons described the penis which was around the size of a grapefruit, as being shaped like “an American football”.
Earlier, the teenager had suffered from bouts of priapism – unwanted erections – which left his penis bloated and deformed.
During normal erections his penis did not grow, but instead became firmer.
Dr Rafael Carrion, the urologist who treated the teenager said, “His penis had inflated like a balloon.”
Carrion told the daily, “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?”
He said that while having a “tremendously inflated phallus” sounded like a man’s dream, it’s girth was massive, especially around the middle.
Carrion and his team looked at medical literature to determine precedence, but couldn’t find any.
He said, “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.”
In the end, 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 boy, whom surgeons claim was the first to undergo penis reduction surgery, was told that it was “a bit like having two side tummy-tucks”.
After two days, the teenager returned home “ecstatic” with his new penis as he no longer had to endure the earlier embarrassment of how visible his “large and heavy phallus” appeared underneath his clothes.
“It’s slightly longer and slightly thicker than the average male, but now it looks symmetrical and the patient was very satisfied,” revealed Carrion.