Sometimes, an inexperienced provider performs a circumcision that isn’t wholly successful. If this happens to you or your child, then circumcision revision can correct the problem. Jerome Pittman, MD, and his team at Gentle Circumcision in Culver City, California, can provide the expert services you need to ensure the issue is taken care of. They specialize in performing circumcisions on boys and men of all ages and have the expertise required to correct a poorly done circumcision to your total satisfaction. Call Gentle Circumcision to find out more or book an appointment online today.
Circumcision repair might be necessary if you or your son had a circumcision that was poorly performed. There might be unsightly or uncomfortable scarring or too much foreskin left behind, for example.
These problems can occur if the person doing the circumcision is inexperienced. Circumcision is a relatively simple, straightforward procedure. However, to achieve the best outcomes, you do need a practitioner with the necessary skill and precision, like Dr. Pittman.
The anatomy of a penis isn’t as simple as you might think. Dr. Pittman is an expert in penile anatomy and appreciates the differences in anatomy between each patient. This enables him to adjust his technique during circumcision so you can experience optimal results.
A less well-trained and experienced practitioner wouldn’t have the skills to adapt to each patient, which might leave you with problems after your circumcision.
Several problems can develop when you have a circumcision that isn’t done by someone with Dr. Pittman’s experience. These include:
You might find you have more foreskin remaining than you wanted. The redundant foreskin might cover the glans, or head of your penis, either partially or completely when your penis is flaccid. The excessive foreskin can lead to infection and inflammation, as well as having a less pleasing appearance.
Unskilled circumcisions can result in obvious scarring. The scars can be thick, elevated, or crooked. In most cases, scarring is unsightly but doesn’t cause any medical problems. However, the scarring might cause issues like bowing or excessive curvature when your penis is erect, which can be painful.
Adhesions are bands of fibrous tissue that join the rim of the head of your penis to the scar tissue that forms after circumcision. Adhesions can cause significant pain and discomfort when you have an erection.
A frenulum is a band of fibrous tissue that connects two parts of your anatomy. Your penis has a frenulum under the glans that helps retract your foreskin when you get an erection.
If the frenulum is too short, your foreskin can’t retract properly, and tension develops. This can cause pain and might lead to skin tears.
The precise method Dr. Pittman uses to perform your circumcision revision depends on what’s causing the problem.
For example, if you have frenulum breve, he might address your problem using a frenectomy. A frenectomy involves restructuring the frenulum, so it doesn’t tug on your penis so much.
If you or your son are experiencing any problems following a circumcision, call Gentle Circumcision or book an appointment online today.