This is the common appearance of buried penis syndrome. It actually appears that there is too much skin left when actually, there is too little. This is the reason many boys are circumcised a second time. The doctors think from the appearance that there is too much skin left. In many of these cases, the child still has the same appearance after the second circumcision and in many of these cases, the child has to have a third procedure to replace the skin that was previously removed.
24 months is too early to make a "go or no go" decision as the child is likely to still have the fat pad. The typical time that buried penis self resolves is between 3 and 5 years old. The exception is if the child is exceptionally slender and it is apparent that the fat pad is not complicit.
Thanks for the explanation. That was probably the most complete explanation I have found on the web thus far. Our son definatley still has the fat pad right now. If we push on the sides of it his penis pops out without a problem. So I know it is not trapped penis. Is there anyway to tell the difference between concealed penis and buried penis just by looking at it? My son actually looks very similar to the boy on the left in the pictures on this website:
Also I was not planning on any surgery for my son. I was going to see the pediatric urologist when he turns 2 just to get a second opinion. Just to see if he/she believes it will pop out as he thins out.
Thanks for your help.