Circumcision Repair Procedure
The Need For Circumcision Revision
Practitioner Inexperience: The primary cause of revision is practitioner inexperience. Although circumcision is a relatively simple and straightforward procedure, it does require skill and precision to achieve the best outcomes; and it’s not a surgery that should be performed by a novice or someone without the proper medical education…
Penile anatomy is not as simple as it may at first appear. Knowing the normal anatomy and the DIFFERENCES in anatomy from patient to patient enables a skilled doctor to alter the technique during the procedure so the patient can still experience great results.
Redundant foreskin: In this case, too much foreskin has been left behind, partially or completely covering the glans (head) of the penis when the penis is not erect. Having too much foreskin can lead to inflammation, infection, and a poor cosmetic appearance.
Extensive scarring: Circumcision that’s performed by an unskilled practitioner or without fully appreciating the individual differences of each patient can often result in obvious scarring, including scars that are elevated, crooked or thick…
In most cases, scarring is purely a cosmetic concern – which, by the way, is still a serious concern for most males – but sometimes, there may be enough scar tissue to cause painful “bowing” and curvature during erection and sexual activity.
Adhesions: Adhesions are fibrous bands of tissue or “skin bridges” that can form during the healing process, joining the rim of the head of the penis to the circumcision scar. Adhesions can cause substantial pain and discomfort during erections.
Frenulum Breve: Another common condition that requires adult circumcision revision is a short frenulum, also called frenulum breve. A frenulum is a fibrous band of tissue that connects one part of your anatomy to another. The band of tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth is a type of frenulum…
The penis also has a frenulum; it’s located beneath the head (glans) and it helps retract or pull back the foreskin during erection. When this frenulum is too short, the foreskin doesn’t easily retract and tension develops, often causing pain and sometimes tears in the skin. Frenulum breve can be easily corrected with a simple procedure called a frenulectomy (sometimes referred to as a frenectomy, frenulectomy or frenotomy) that restructures the frenulum so it doesn’t tug and pull.
Of course, no one wants to have to undergo a repair of a prior surgery; but when it comes to circumcision repair, the “good news” is that most procedures are very straightforward and produce excellent outcomes. Call our office today at 310-559-8000 and schedule a confidential consultation and evaluation to learn more about circumcision revision and how it could help you.