Circumcision is the process of removing your foreskin and penis. In the most gentle operation, the preputial is left open. Adhesions can be gently removed and the preputial is cut from the attached glans. A single automated device can then be placed over the penis and the preputial skin can be cut completely. The entire operation is painless for the patient and is often performed with local anesthesia. This type of surgery is usually performed on newborn males.
Phimosis is an uncomfortable condition wherein the glans and the shaft of the penis are covered in a grayish substance. It is sometimes called “circumcision gloss” or Phimosis pilaris. However, if your baby is not circumcised, it will not be left with the phimosis.
The normal circumcision procedure will not work if your baby has phimosis. There are special procedures that can make your penis more comfortable and reduce pain. “Obstetrics” is one of these special treatments. Anesthesia is used during an operation in osteotrics. Anesthetics are used because they relax the muscles surrounding the penis so that they can lessen pain. This also allows the surgeon to operate more smoothly as well.
For your baby’s best possible health and comfort, you should have him undergo a thorough medical examination before he is circumcised. The medical exam will include a set CT scan, MRI, and x-rays. The sonographer should take note of any abnormalities on the ultrasound or MRI pictures. The pediatrician will then determine which procedure is best suited for your baby. There are two options:
Laser coagulation is another option. This uses carbon dioxide lasers to coagulate skin and reduce bleeding. This is usually combined with anesthetic so the surgeon can perform the surgical procedure with minimal discomfort for the baby. If you choose this type of procedure for your baby, then you should know that it can lead to some urinary tract infections. The surgery can also leave your baby with asymmetrical marks. These issues could lead to your baby needing a second circumcision.
The ligation reverse is another type of medical procedure. With this surgical procedure, a ring is placed around the head of the penis so that the circulatory system cannot supply blood to the foreskin. This prevents the penis from developing genital tissues. Ligation reversal can be used to reduce pain, prevent infection, and promote healing. This does not address problems in the scrotum and foreskin, as the only cells that can grow in this area is the ones in the pouch.
A dorsal cut operation is a treatment option for male phimosis. It is used to treat infants and small children who are affected by paraphimosis. The operation involves cutting the hood over the infant’s head to remove the skin and prep the scrotum. Although the infant will have a permanent scar on his penis, this will reduce pain and heal quickly so that he can keep his penis intact.
If your baby develops phimosis, you should consult a doctor. He may recommend a medical procedure, or prescribe anti-phimosis lotion. The anti-phimosis lotion will prevent the condition recurring during his puberty. Talk to your doctor before you decide to have surgery.