Circumcision revision dr OttawaCircumcision revision is a surgical procedure that addresses undesirable outcomes from a patient’s original circumcision. At Gentle Procedures Ottawa, the circumcision revision procedure can be done under local anesthetic right in our clinic, often without stitches – using our unique skin glue closure.

The first step is to consult with the doctor to review your options. After an assessment of the existing circumcision, we will recommend a revision procedure if appropriate. Call us to schedule your consultation, or use our revision appointment request form.

For infants and toddlers, boys of all ages, teens and men, we offer a fast and effective response to issues related to a previous circumcision.

What is Circumcision Revision?

Circumcision revision is a procedure that responds to what is called an “incomplete circumcision.” When too little foreskin is removed during the initial circumcision, the appearance of the penis is affected.

The majority of circumcisions are performed without complication. However, if you have concerns about foreskin remaining on the penis after circumcision, it’s recommended the condition be assessed and addressed as soon possible.

If untreated, the issue can develop into medical problems and the excess foreskin left on the penis will minimize the benefits circumcision offers.

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Reasons for Circumcision Revision

Skin bridge on penisTypically, circumcision revision is related to cosmetic concerns from the original procedure. The appearance of the penis is often of concern for parents with religious or cultural motivations. The medical benefits of a complete circumcision, such as a reduction in urinary tract infections, lower STD risk, etc., may also be affected.

In the case of neonatal circumcision, it’s suggested that any issues from the original procedure be addressed as soon as possible. For older boys and men, it’s never too late to correct an issue with an imperfect circumcision.

Not Enough Foreskin Removed

When not enough of the foreskin is removed during the original circumcision, it results in a condition known as redundant foreskin. It is also considered the outcome of an “incomplete circumcision.” When the penis is flaccid, the foreskin will still cover the glans, so the organ appears as if it is uncircumcised.

For families who chose circumcision this defeats the purpose of the original procedure. Plus, though the foreskin is not entirely removed, it is shortened. This can lead to discomfort, rubbing and a build-up of scar tissue, with a heightened risk of phimosis as your child grows.

Some parents assume as their child develops physically, the problem will resolve itself. Unfortunately, this is not the case. It is highly recommended that this issue be addressed as soon as possible.

Penile Skin Bridge

Sometimes the post-circumcision healing can result in the adhesion of the skin edge to the glans – resulting in a skin bridge between the shaft and glans of the penis. Normally such an adhesion is addressed in the weeks after the original procedure – but if the issue is not addressed quickly it can usually be addressed in an older male with a simple surgery under local anesthetic.

Penile skin bridge removal is one of the more common types of circumcision revision performed by our doctors.

Too Much Foreskin Removed

Fix bad circumcisions dr This is a very rare occurrence in North American circumcision procedures, though first time parents may harbor worries. Dr. Slim and Dr. Kee are sensitive to those concerns, so don’t hesitate to ask questions.

If you need to correct a procedure, Gentle Procedures is here to help with a safe and gentle circumcision revision.

If you need a medical opinion on circumcision revision, please contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Slim or Dr. Kee.

Circumcision revision can be difficult topics for some parents to discuss, but don’t feel uncomfortable asking questions.

We’re committed to our patients’ well-being – before, during and after any procedure we perform, including a circumcision revision.

Circumcision Revision for Infants

Circumcision revision to remove excess foreskin is a relatively simple procedure performed in our clinic under local anesthesia. Many babies sleep right through the procedure.

The surgical rooms are warm and soothing, with sugar pacifiers on hand if needed. Parents are always welcome to stay with their child if they so choose.

If you are concerned about the appearance of your son’s penis after a circumcision, please feel free to call us for a consultation.

Circumcision Revision for Boys and Men

Fix bad circumcisions dr We would always recommend that circumcision revision be done as soon as possible after the original procedure.

But sometimes that isn’t optional or issues arise later in life.

Gentle Procedures Ottawa & Gatineau clinics provide both circumcision and revision procedures to males of all ages, so we are well equipped to address issues relating to cosmetic or medical concerns from a circumcision.