If you’re concerned about the appearance of your genitals or choose to have a circumcision for religious reasons, the team of expert urologists at Urology of Greater Atlanta offer circumcision and scrotoplasty procedures.
Circumcision is the removal of the foreskin of the penis. Historically, circumcision has been performed soon after a male child is born, although some men may prefer the appearance of a circumcised penis later in life. You might also choose to have a circumcision later in life for religious or medical reasons.
Scrotoplasty is a procedure to remove excess skin from your scrotum. Your skin loses elasticity with age, leading to sagging skin or an asymmetrical appearance. The surgeons can address these issues to enhance the appearance of your scrotum.
What is circumcision?
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis. If you choose to be circumcised as an adult, the team at Urology of Greater Atlanta offers precise surgeries. Depending on your needs and desired appearance, they provide different styles of circumcision.
High and tight circumcision style
A majority of the outer foreskin is removed with an incision placed high on the shaft of the penis. This will cause an erect penis to feel and look tight without any loose skin.
Low and tight circumcision style
Less of the foreskin is removed in this style. Also, the scar line is closer to the head of the penis.
High and loose circumcision style
With a high and loose circumcision, you would have a scar further away from the glans and looser skin on the shaft.
Low and loose circumcision style
A circumcision with a low and loose style would have much more loose skin on the shaft of the penis with the incision made close to the head of the penis.
If you are unhappy with your a previous circumcision, the team at Urology of Greater Atlanta may be able to provide a circumcision revision to improve the skin on your penis. Some of the concerns the doctors can correct include:
- A buried penis where there was too much or too little foreskin removed
- A curved penis or chordee of the head of the penis (in an upward or downward position)
- A thickening of the foreskin (skin bridge)
- A narrowing of the opening at the end of the penis (meatal stenosis)
- Chronic skin cracking and infections
What should I expect after circumcision?
Circumcision is a slightly more complex procedure for adults than infants. However, it’s still an outpatient surgery, and you can go home to recover.
Your urologist provides personalized aftercare instructions. There are minimal risks to the surgery, but you still need to keep an eye out for signs of infection.
Recovery takes between 2-4 weeks. Please follow your doctor’s instructions as directed and call our office if you have any concerns. Your erectile functions should not be disrupted in any way after recovery, but you will have to refrain from sexual activity for 2 weeks after the procedure.
Am I a good candidate for circumcision?
If you’re considering circumcision, the best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for the procedure is to schedule a consultation with the team at Urology of Greater Atlanta. The physicians can usually address concerns resulting from previous procedures.
You may be a candidate for circumcision just because you feel that your penis just does not “look right.” The team can advise you on the next steps to improve the appearance of your penis (with or without foreskin).
Call Urology of Greater Atlanta or make an appointment online today for expert advice and surgery.
Whether you are considering scrotoplasty to relieve discomfort or for aesthetic reasons, Urology of Greater Atlanta offers outpatient surgeries to address both concerns. Also known as a scrotal lift or ventral phalloplasty, scrotoplasty removes the unnecessary skin hanging from your scrotum. The team of expert physicians provides private consultations to discuss how to address the loose skin on your scrotum, asymmetries, to make your penis look lengthier and larger, or to improve the overall look of your phallic area.
Reasons to consider scrotoplasty.
Your skin can lose elasticity over time, becoming loose and saggy. Your scrotal skin is no different than the skin anywhere else on your body. Additionally, trauma to the scrotal area can damage your skin, leading to an asymmetrical appearance. You might live with discomfort if your scrotal skin is too loose, and your testicles aren’t adequately supported or get in the way of sports or other routine activities.
Am I a good candidate for scrotoplasty?
Scrotoplasty is an elective procedure. In general, you should be in good health, have realistic goals, and sensible expectations as to what cosmetic surgery can do for this area of your genitalia. The physicians might recommend scrotoplasty to address issues, including:
- Too much skin around or hanging from the scrotum
- Pain or discomfort within the scrotum in certain clothing or during physical activities
- Embarrassment or severe self-consciousness about the appearance of the scrotum
What happens during scrotoplasty?
Scrotoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure. It takes approximately 30 minutes, and your physician provides either a local or general anesthetic, depending on your needs.
Once you are ready for the surgery to begin, your doctor carefully removes the excess skin and closes the incision, adjusting the remaining skiing for the best appearance and symmetry, as discussed during your consultation. Your doctor can also remove any loose skin that hangs between the base of your penis and scrotum.
The incisions are typically small, and your surgeon can place the stitches in areas that will hide any resulting scarring.
What should I expect after scrotoplasty?
After you recover from any anesthesia, your doctor provides personalized aftercare instructions to help you recover at home. The average recovery time is two weeks. Typically, ice packs can manage any post-surgical swelling and discomfort.
While you can get back to most of your regular activities within a few days of your scrotoplasty, you should wait to return to the gym or any vigorous physical exercise until your physician gives you the all-clear at your follow-up appointment.
Call Urology of Greater Atlanta if you have any signs of infection or other issues or questions during your recovery.
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