It’s a case of the two halves of a bunion are back in circulation after being removed from a man who underwent surgery for a rare condition called penile and clitoral disproportion.
The incident happened in late May, when Brayda Smith, a former Marine, got his penis back after a two-year operation.
He had his penis amputated at the age of 33.
Smith told ABC News the operation was done with the hope of recreating a penis, which was “the ultimate goal.”
Smith’s doctor, Dr. Paul Denton, said he was “very happy with the results,” according to The Associated Press.
“This was not an easy procedure,” Denton told the AP.
“It took about a month, but I am very happy with how it turned out.”
In a video posted to YouTube, a man with a plastic surgeon’s mask and a camera can be seen cutting off Smith’s bunion and removing his testicles.
He also holds a scalpel in the direction of the man’s penis and the man begins to cry, and Smith can be heard crying.
Smith told ABCNews.com that the procedure went well and that he “felt like it was the best thing ever.”
“It feels so good, so strong,” Smith said.
“I don’t know if I’ve ever felt anything so good.”
He told ABCnews.com he has had no problems with his penis since the operation, which is one of only three known cases of bunion in the world.
“There are a lot of people who are having surgery for bunion who have no problem, who have a very positive outlook on it,” he said.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday released its guidance on the procedure.
The agency recommends the man be given a “proper history” and that “a follow-up assessment” be done by a plastic surgery surgeon to “determine whether the patient is eligible for surgical reattachment.”
The FDA also said the man undergoes “prolonged physiotherapy” and other treatment to help with the process.
“During the first month after surgery, the surgeon should ensure the patient has regular physical therapy and exercise,” the FDA said in a statement.
“At the end of the month, the patient may continue physical therapy, and the surgeon will provide follow-ups by telephone, email, or in person to monitor progress.”
Smith said he hopes that “more and more men will have a bony repair done to their penis after surgery.”
“There is no question in my mind that if they would just do it the right way, they would be fine,” he told ABC.com.
“The only thing I don’t understand is why we’re not doing it the best way.”