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Adult circumcision : Are there any alternative treatments for tight foreskin in adults?

Dr AR Khan
Dr. Khan

Phimosis or tight foreskin:  Are there any alternative treatments to circumcision ?

Under some circumstances, other alternative treatments may be considered to keep your foreskin but adult circumcision remains the most common treatment option to relieve your symptoms of tight foreskin. Alternatives to a circumcision include:

  • Frenuloplasty – this is an operation to cut and lengthen your frenulum, which is the small tag of skin on the underside of your penis, between your foreskin and the shaft of your penis. If the frenulum is short or torn, you may have problems pulling your foreskin back. Frenuloplasty may relieve the symptoms. 
  • Dorsal slit – in this procedure the foreskin is cut on the top of the foreskin to widen and loosen it, so it can be pulled back more easily. Cosmetic result showed fish mouth like appearance. 
  • Prepuceplasty – this is a plastic operation called V-Y plasty or Z- plasty. This  procedure is more complicated than a circumcision. The foreskin is cut and stitched to widen it. This is not indicated in case of balanitis xerotica obliterans ( BXO). Mr. Khan  can explain these treatments if they are suitable for you.

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