Where Do I start?
Circumcisions in modern times are mainly performed to correct or remedy medical concerns. Circumcising dates back as far as ancient Egyptian times, and the principles of the procedure have not changed much over the centuries.
We aim to share our knowledge with you here, covering all the topics related to circumcision: what it is, why it is done, how it is performed; the side-effects and complications; the fears, truths, half-truths, and the lies; along with anything in between.
How common are Circumcisions?
30% of men are circumcised Worldwide.
On average 56% of men in America are circumcised compared with only 8.5% of men in the UK
In Ireland, that number is even lower
What are my options?
Full or Classic Circumcision:
In this case, the entire foreskin is removed
The glans is completely exposed at all times
Either have a narrow or wide cuff behind the glands, depending on examination findings.
The most popular procedure
Only remove the mechanical stricture – correcting the concern
It is executed exactly like a classical circumcision, except less foreskin is removed
The procedure is slightly more complicated and takes a little longer to perform
Recovery is a bit slower, requiring more focused after care.
A more natural appearance afterwards, compared to a classic circumcision
Frenuloplasty / Preputioplasty / Frenulectomy:
Frenulum breve presentation (short frenulum)
This could be natural, or due to scarring
Most of the time its part of a bigger problem i.e. tight phimosis or paraphimosis
Surgical correction with a special technique allows lengthening of the frenulum to appropriate size.
What are the reasons?
In Europe, these are the most common reasons:
A persistent medical condition
Phimosis or tight foreskin
Lichen Sclerosa (white depigmentation of foreskin with/out phimosis)
Recurrent infection of foreskin
Injury with or without painful scarring
Chronic medical conditions with increased risk of infection i.e. Diabetes
Elongated foreskin in flaccid state
Cosmetic appearance of a circumcised penis
Hygiene or perceived hygiene reason
How can it be fixed?
Under normal circumstances the foreskin should be able to retract over the glans when the penis is in a flaccid state, as well as when in an aroused state.
If this isn’t the case and foreskin doesn’t retract, you most probably have a phimosis
After examination of your presentation and condition, we will inform you of the different options available, accommodating your preferences
The narrowing foreskin is fixed through either a partial or classic circumcision
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