What is Cosmetic Circumcision?

Some men choose to undergo circumcision due to esthetic considerations.  Cosmetic circumcision can improve the overall appearance of the penis. Sometimes the foreskin is discolored, scarred, or contains a skin tag.  Circumcision can eliminate these issues.

Who is a Candidate for Cosmetic Circumcision?

If you believe that the appearance of your penis would improve with circumcision, or you feel that your sex life would improve with a circumcised penis, you are a good candidates for the cosmetic circumcision procedure. The best candidates will be healthy, nonsmokers with realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. If you are considering adult circumcision, be sure to speak with Dr. Lazare during your consultation and go over all of the risks and benefits of this procedure.      

The Cosmetic Circumcision Procedure

The cosmetic circumcision procedure is performed in Dr. Lazare’s certified office operating room. There, you will receive sedation from a board-certified anesthesiologist.  While there are many different cosmetic circumcision techniques depending on the desired outcome, the circumcision procedure is generally straightforward.

 Dr. Lazare performs a cosmetic circumcision by making two circumferential skin incisions near the tip of the penis.   The excess foreskin between these incisions is then excised.  Blood vessels are tied off, and the edges of the foreskin are stitched together using absorbable suture – these stitches dissolve on their own.  The procedure takes less than an hour.

The office is clean and bright, Dr. Lazare listened to my needs, he asked a lot of questions to help me, I did not feel rushed, he is Kind and gentle with good bed side manner, I would recommend Dr. Lazare to family and friends.

-A. D. Kind & Gentle

Cosmetic Circumcision Recovery

After surgery, a dressing is usually placed over the entire circumcised penis. Following surgery, your penis may become swollen. Swelling should subside over the next two weeks. Slight bruising may also occur and any discomfort can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medications.

Risks of Cosmetic Circumcision

Possible risks include bleeding, infection, urethral injury or removal of excess skin.  Dr. Lazare’s complication rate following cosmetic circumcision is well under 1 %.

Contact Us

If you are interested in cosmetic circumcision to boost your self-confidence or to feel more confident during sex, contact our Brooklyn, NY office today! Your first step will be to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Lazare, our board-certified urologist and expert surgeon.