Aesthetic surgery of the male genitalia

Semin Plast Surg. 2011 Aug;25(3):189-95. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1281488.


Appearance of the male genitalia is linked with self-esteem and sexual identity. Aesthetic surgery of the male genitalia serves to correct perceived deficiencies as well as physical deformities, which may cause psychological distress. Attention to patient motivation for surgery and to surgical technique is key to achieving optimal results. In this review, the authors describe aesthetic surgical techniques for treatment of penile and scrotal deficiencies. They also discuss techniques for revision in patients with previous surgery.

Keywords: Penis enlargement; buried penis; hidden penis; male genital aesthetic surgery; penis lengthening; penis reconstruction; penoscrotal web; scrotum reduction.