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Man Weighs 132lbs Lighter After Scrotum Surgery

Update Date: Apr 30, 2013 11:44 AM EDT
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A Las Vegas man is now 132 pounds lighter after undergoing surgery to remove his huge scrotum.

Wesley Warren Jr. made headlines last year for his gigantic scrotum that made his normal day-to-day life a nightmare.

The 48-year-old, who suffered a condition known as scrotal lymphedema, had said in an interview that he felt like a "freak" and suffered frequent depression and health complications because of his deformed genitals, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

But, after a successful 13-hour procedure, Warren is now recovering in hospital after a team of doctors in California agreed to operate on Warren for free.

"There are a lot of shows about makeovers, but this is a real makeover," Dr. Joel Gelman, who heads the Center for Reconstructive Urology at the University of California, Irvine, said of the procedure, according to the Review Journal. "He's basically a new man."

On April 8, Gelman and three other surgeons operated simultaneously on Warren. The surgical team had cut away the severely enlarged protective sac of skin and muscles that contained Warren's testicles and penis.

Warren was hospitalized for two weeks, and one of those weeks he spent in intensive care. The hospital told the Review Journal that within a week after the procedure, Warren was able to get up, walk and start physical therapy. Doctors say Warren is now recovering in housing near the hospital, but it's still not clear how long he'll have to stay in California.

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