Approximately 77% of American-born men are circumcised, the majority of whom undergo circumcision early in life. The reasons for adult circumcision have evolved over the years, and more and more patients are requesting circumcisions for cosmetic purposes. Interestingly, almost 12% of adult males receive circumcisions at the request of their female partners.
Dr. J. Francois Eid at Advanced Urological Care in New York City offers a new approach to cosmetic circumcision that renders satisfactory results and eliminates the need for follow-up surgeries to correct errors in previous procedures.
Risks Associated with Improper Cosmetic Circumcisions
Almost all urologists perform circumcisions when the penis is in a flaccid state. Therefore, it can be difficult for them to judge the ideal and precise amount of foreskin to remove, which can yield less than optimal cosmetic results.
Removing too much foreskin may lead to several issues:
- crooked incision scar and unsightly suture marks
- penoscrotal webbing with scrotal hair on the penile shaft
- burying of the proximal aspect of the penis within the supra-pubic fat
Removing insufficient or asymmetric foreskin in patients with straight or curved erections can result in a poor cosmetic outcome with excess redundant skin and possibly the need for surgical revision.
The Advanced Urological Care Method
Over countless procedures, Dr. Eid has determined that performing a circumcision on an erect penis instead of a flaccid penis means that he removes the ideal amount of foreskin and offers a superior cosmetic result.
Dr. Eid performs adult circumcisions on an outpatient basis. He begins the procedure with an intracavernosal injection of prostaglandin, which causes an erection. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, which avoids the need for injections in the penis that can distort the skin. Dr. Eid then measures the precise amount of foreskin tissue to remove. Once the proper amount of tissue is removed, the patient is stitched up using delicate sutures to avoid the “railroad or Frankenstein” scar.
After the procedure, Dr. Eid schedules two follow-up appointments to evaluate the results and check the patient’s overall satisfaction with the cosmetic circumcision. The first appointment is two weeks after the procedure, and the second appointment is three months after the surgery.
Schedule your consultation to learn more
Call Dr. Eid today at 212-535-6690, or schedule a virtual visit to talk more about cosmetic circumcision and if it is right for you.