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Excessive Foreskin

Gentle Circumcision

Pediatric And Adult Circumcision located in Culver City, Serving Greater Southern California Area

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 the circumcision repair specialists at Gentle Circumcision in Culver City, California, have considerable experience in correcting problems like excessive foreskin. Call Gentle Circumcision to find out more or book an appointment online today.

Excessive Foreskin Q & A

What is excessive foreskin?

Excessive foreskin happens when a circumcision procedure leaves too much of the foreskin behind.

Excessive foreskin tissue could cover part of the head of the penis, or cover the entire penis so that it looks like circumcision never took place at all.

What problems does excessive foreskin cause?

Excessive foreskin can spoil the appearance of the penisa 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 penisa Certain adhesions can cause discomfort or pain in the penis when itʼs erect.

How is excessive foreskin treated?

The team of doctors at Gentle Circumcision can address excessive foreskin with a circumcision repair procedure. This involves undergoing a minor outpatient operation under a local anesthetic.

The doctor removes the excessive foreskin and any lesions. The result will be more pleasing to look at, as well as resolving any medical problems the excess tissue caused

Besides, you can return to work in 2-3 days after your procedure.

If you or your son had a previous circumcision, but thereʼs still too much foreskin present, our circumcision repair specialists can help. 

Call Gentle Circumcision to find out more or book an appointment online today. 310-559-8000