When preparing for adult circumcision, to ensure that you are as happy as possible with the results, it’s always important to learn as much as possible about the procedure. Whilst your doctor will provide you with extensive information about circumcision and aftercare, it is always wise to ask any questions that might have before your procedure.
There are a number of questions that adults ask prior to their circumcision, whether the procedure is for cosmetic reasons or otherwise.
1. What style of circumcision will the doctor perform?
Before the procedure is carried out, it is always advisable to ask your doctor what style of circumcision they will perform. This will give you a better idea of how your penis will look and where any scarring will be.
The most common styles of circumcision are:
- High and Loose
- High and Tight
- Low and Loose
- Low and Tight
The different styles of circumcision refer to how much of the outer and inner skin of the foreskin is removed, as well as where the scar line will be positioned. If you have chosen to be circumcised for cosmetic reasons, it is important to learn exactly where the scar line will be placed to be sure that the procedure will provide the aesthetics that you are looking for.
2. What surgical technique will the doctor use?
The most common surgical techniques for adult circumcision are:
- Sleeve resection circumcision
- Forceps guided circumcision
- Dorsal slit circumcision
Doctors should discuss with the patient the best technique to use for the individual on the day of the surgery. At Birmingham Circumcision Clinic, we will usually perform the sleeve resection technique as this technique provides better cosmetic results than either the forceps guided or dorsal slit circumcision techniques. This technique requires a high level of surgical skill.
3. Will the frenulum be removed as part of the circumcision procedure?
The frenulum is very sensitive and as a result, many men choose to keep it. However, in cases where the frenulum is overly tight, it should be removed as it would break as a result of circumcision. Generally, most men choose to keep the frenulum if it is normal.
4. What type of stiches are used for circumcision?
At Birmingham Circumcision Clinic, we use stitches that dissolve after around two weeks and as a result they do not need to be removed. Some doctors may use extremely fine, non-dissolving stitches that can be removed without causing much discomfort.
If you have any more questions about adult circumcision, you can visit the Birmingham Circumcision Clinic website, or call us on 0121 250 0386 to talk to one of our team.