Excessive foreskin is a common complication of a poorly done circumcision. It can lead to hygiene problems and painful adhesions, as well as being unsightly, but expert physician Jerome Pittman, MD, has the solution. Dr. Pittman and his team at Gentle Circumcision in Culver City, California, specialize in performing circumcisions on boys and men of all ages, and they have considerable experience in correcting problems like excessive foreskin. Call Gentle Circumcision to find out more or book an appointment online today.
Excessive foreskin happens when a circumcision procedure leaves too much of the foreskin behind.
Some practitioners who perform circumcisions don’t have the exceptional skills Dr. Pittman has, which could result in a less-than-perfect circumcision. One of the most common problems with circumcisions is leaving too much foreskin behind.
Excessive foreskin tissue could cover part of the glans, or head of the penis, or cover the entire penis so that it looks like circumcision never took place at all.
Excessive foreskin can spoil the appearance of the penis. For example, the skin could be uneven, with more skin on one side of the penis than the other.
As well as cosmetic concerns, excessive foreskin can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, which is a common reason for wishing to have a circumcision in the first place. Oils and secretions from the skin accumulate under the excess tissue to form a white substance called smegma. Smegma increases the risk of urinary tract infections and STDs.
Excessive foreskin can also attach itself to the head of the penis, forming an adhesion. Adhesions are areas where the excessive foreskin forms a link or bridge with part of the penis. Certain adhesions can cause discomfort or pain in the penis when it’s erect.
Dr. Pittman can address excessive foreskin with a revision circumcision. This involves undergoing a minor outpatient operation, usually under a local anesthetic.
Dr. Pittman surgically removes the excessive foreskin and any lesions. He makes sure the foreskin is more pleasing to look at, as well as resolving any medical problems the excess tissue caused.
You might need a small dressing on your penis after a revision circumcision to protect it from infection.
If you or your son had a circumcision, but there’s still too much foreskin present, Dr. Pittman can remove it and prevent any complications like infection and adhesions. Call Gentle Circumcision to find out more or book an appointment online today.