Circumcision and Frenulectomy in Salt Lake City, UT
Although many men were circumcised as children, some men desire circumcision as adults, either for cosmetic reasons or because of certain health conditions (infections or stuck foreskin, AKA phimosis). Typically, a newborn circumcision is done using a clamp device. With a teenager or adult, a much more precise surgical procedure is required to get a good cosmetic outcome. The skills needed to perform an adult circumcision have not gotten enough emphasis, as circumcision really needs to be thought of as a precise plastic surgery procedure.
A variation of circumcision is when there is a tight frenulum (the tissue between the head of the penis and the underside of the penis). This may cause pain or bending during erection.
Either circumcision or frenulectomy can be performed under a good local anesthetic, or the patient may elect a general anesthetic.
Both procedures are done as outpatients. A special dressing is left on for several days and then is removed, either at home or in the urology clinic.
Should You Get a Circumcision?
Some men are concerned about the cosmetics and sensation of the penis after circumcision. There are some famous and vocal groups that consider circumcision to be a barbaric practice. It is certainly true that the penis looks and feels differently after a circumcision, but we consider patient choice to be most important. Most studies do not demonstrate worsening of sensation or sexual pleasure after circumcision. Additionally, circumcision does not shorten the penis.
If a patient has unsightly scarring from a previous circumcision, these can also be repaired successfully.
Schedule a Circumcision Consultation in Salt Lake City, UT
If you’re considering an adult circumcision or frenulectomy in the Salt Lake City area, contact urologist William Brant, MD today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Brant has extensive experience performing safe and effective circumcisions and frenulectomies, and will walk you through each step of the process to help you decide whether the procedure is right for you. Dr. Brant is a member of the American Urological Association and specializes in microsurgeries like circumcision and frenulectomy. Call (801) 965-2767 to schedule a consultation today to get started.