Circumcision Revision

Circumcision Revision Surgery is an uncommon but sometimes necessary procedure. It refers to a second surgical procedure performed due to unsatisfactory results with the original circumcision.

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What is the Circumcision revision?

Circumcision revision refers to a second surgical procedure performed due to unsatisfactory results with the original circumcision. Men who experience the following may benefit:

  • Men who wish to have the overall fit of the skin on the penis to be made tighter.
  • The frenulum removed
  • Improve scar line of original circumcision
  • Wanting best possible appearance and function
  • Penile skin bridge develops

How is a Revision Performed?

An incision is made on each side of the previous scar and is removed along with any additional skin the patient request. The wound is closed with absorbable suture that will dissolve in 2-4 weeks

Local anesthetic will be given, we offer Nitrous Oxide known as “laughing gas” for the comfort of the patient. Nitrous Oxide is a fast-acting sedative that wears off quickly.

Pre-Op Directions

Trim all pubic hair with electric razor around base of penis. Be sure to shower the morning of procedure. Bring supportive underwear such as briefs or boxers. It is recommended that you limit salt intake several days before surgery. Excess fluids and salt can cause increased swelling.

Post-Op Directions

You will be instructed on how long to leave surgical dressing on before you leave. You may shower after removing the dressing. You may also place antibiotic ointment or Vitamin E cream around incision. Stop any antibiotic creams after 3 days. Swelling and bruising will persist for several weeks.

Benefits of Circumcision Revision

  • Rapid Healing
  • Excellent cosmetic appearance
  • Customized options for patient preference
  • Improve scar lines
  • Scar tissue removal to restore length

Circumcision Revision FAQs

In general, is similar to recovery after circumcision. In our practice, most men are able to resume work within 1-3 days after circumcision revision. Many men do not require pain medications beyond over-the-counter anti-inflammatory pain relievers.

Circumcision revision is a surgical procedure performed to correct or improve the appearance of the penis and penile skin after a prior circumcision.  The most commonly performed revision is straightening of the circumcision scar or removing the excessive or uneven foreskin.

A more complex surgical procedure may be required in some men to correct the appearance of the penis after prior circumcision.  This may require using advanced plastic surgery techniques such as flap rotation or grafting skin from other areas.

In women, pregnancy and vaginal delivery is probably the most common cause of urinary incontinence. And in some cases, general aging may be the cause.


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