Under the medical direction of Dr. Michael E. Kuglitsch, Lawton Urology uses the latest technological advances for the treatment of Circumcision.
Circumcision for Adult Men
There are many reasons why men may choose an adult circumcision procedure. Some require circumcision as a cure for conditions like phimosis (an overly tight foreskin) while others choose circumcision for cosmetic and personal reasons.
We are also often asked; “Am I too old to get circumcised?” and the answer is almost invariably “no”. Men and youth of all ages can have the surgery in our clinic. The most common age range for adult circumcision is 20 – 40 years old, but the procedure is regularly performed on a larger age range as requested for medical and personal reasons.
The medical team at Lawton Urology is experienced and offer expertise at circumcising men of all ages.
Reasons for a Circumcision
There are many reasons a man may want to remove their foreskin. While it is a personal decision, reasons vary from appearance to medical. Below are some of the more common reasons.
Cosmetic Circumcision is common in American society and some men want the same aesthetic appearance as others. We also commonly see men who want to revise the appearance of their circumcision.
Hygiene A circumcised penis is easier to keep clean for some men, thus preventing diseases such as balanitis.
Phimosis A condition that happens when the foreskin cannot be easily pulled back over the head of the penis. Men with this condition frequently experience pain during sexual intercourse or masturbation.
Paraphimosis Somewhat the opposite of phimosis, this is a condition where the foreskin becomes trapped after being pulled back and then swells behind the head of the penis.
Blanitis & Blanoposthitis Inflammation of the penis head and foreskin caused by the lack of aeration and the accumulation of smegma under the foreskin.
Cancer Men with a circumcision have a much lesser risk of penile cancer. Circumcision at infancy completely prevents penile cancer. Studies have also shown that cervical cancer for females is significantly reduced when their male partner is circumcised.
HIV and Other STD's Circumcised men have 50% lower incidence of HIV than uncircumcised men. Men with a circumcision are 10 times less likely to contract HIV from a female partner. The incidences of most other STD's are lower for men with a circumcised penis.
The Medical Procedure
After injection of pain medication with high gauge needles (which means really, thin needles), patients can remain confident that the pain during the procedure is at a minimum. Most patients feel no pain at all throughout the procedure. In addition to local anesthetics to the point of incision, we also provide patients with a penile block toward the end of the procedure to minimize discomfort after the circumcision is completed.
As for the procedure itself, there are various methods for adult circumcision. The method to be used will be determined by the urologist. The average procedure takes about 45 minutes. We use only self-dissolving stitches to minimize any future discomfort.
After Your Treatment
The aftercare for adult circumcision is simple. For the first few days, antibiotic ointment should be placed at the place of the excision twice daily. This limits the chances of infections. About one week after the circumcision, a visit should be scheduled with the urologist about a week after the procedure. The healing process takes about 2-3 weeks.