‘Its Girth Was Just Massive’: A Teen Had The World’s First Penis Reduction Surgery

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02.12.15 19 Comments
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In what could be the plot of the hip Boogie Nights remake, @BoogieNite (starring Jaden Smith as Aiden Diggler, obviously), a 17-year-old boy living in Florida underwent the world’s first penis reduction surgery because his grew too large, restricting his ability to have a normal erection.

You might think, what’s wrong with having a giant woody (Harrelson)? Here’s what:

When flaccid, it measured almost seven inches in length and had a circumference of 10 inches – around the size of a grapefruit. Surgeons described it as being shaped like an American football.

The teenager 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.

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. (Via)

The operating surgeons sliced along the teen’s circumcision scar, unwrapped the penis’ skin, and cut out segments of tissue. The doctor explained it was like “having two side tummy-tucks.” In related news, and despite the surgery being successful (“It’s slightly longer and slightly thicker than the average male, but now it looks symmetrical”), I am now a eunuch. Easier this way. Via the Daily Mail

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