Could You Benefit from Adult Circumcision?
New York, NY – Are you an uncircumcised adult male who has experienced years of urinary tract infections or other issues and wish you could do something to stop them? Adult circumcision may be able to help you.
“In most cases, circumcision is performed within a few days after a child’s birth,” says Dr. Heller. “This is due to religious reasons or parent preference, but when performed at such a young age, it is a fairly quick and easy procedure that takes just a few minutes. Adult circumcision is possible, but typically takes about an hour.”
Circumcision has become highly debated in recent years, and the practice is no longer as popular as it once was. While the health benefits of circumcision outweigh any risks associated with it, there are not enough benefits to recommend universal male circumcision.
However, for men who suffer from infections of the penis or phimosis, the inability to retract the foreskin, circumcision can be recommended. Circumcision can make it easier to keep the end of the penis clean, along with several other benefits, including:
- Reduced risk of urinary tract infections
- Reduced risk of some sexually transmitted diseases
- Protection against penile cancer and reduced risk of cervical cancer for female sexual partners
- Less chance for inflammation of the glans and foreskin
Some men, however, opt for circumcision for cosmetic reasons only. And still in other cases, a circumcision may be required during a penile enhancement procedure.
“In some cases, a circumcision is required to ensure the Alloderm graft is placed in the proper location,” says Dr. Heller.
During a circumcision, the foreskin is pulled away from the head of the penis, and then excess foreskin is removed.
Before the procedure, the area will be cleaned. An anesthetic cream may be applied and a local anesthetic will be injected. There are a few different techniques that can be used.
The guided forceps is the easiest of the techniques. The foreskin will be pulled over the glans using forceps, and the foreskin will then be cut. The edge of the forceps works as the surgeon’s guide.
If you suffer from phimosis or paraphimosis, you may require a dorsal slit. In this procedure, a slit is made at the opening of the foreskin that continues a few centimeters in. Then a circle is cut around the glans, removing the foreskin.
If the surgeon worries there may be a risk for excessive bleeding, he may opt for a sleeve resection. This is the most complicated technique. Two cuts are made parallel along the shaft of the penis, creating a thin band of detached foreskin. This foreskin is removed, and then the remaining portions are attached.
Recovery time is typically five to seven days and men should avoid sexual activity for six to eight weeks. There can be slight bleeding and discomfort, and as with any surgical procedure, there is always the risk of infection or other side effects.
If you have suffered from penile infections, or simply don’t like the look of your penis, discover what adult circumcision can do for you. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Heller today.
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