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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 candidate 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 utilizes all of the important principles of plastic surgery during cosmetic circumcision in order to obtain the optimal esthetic result.

Preparation for Surgery

The first plastic surgical principle is skin preparation. Dr. Lazare will work with you to get your skin in optimal condition prior to your procedure. This is critically important in order to achieve a superior outcome.

Planning For Your Surgery

Optimal planning of cosmetic circumcision is also critically important. Each penis is different. You may have skin blemishes, a prior sexually transmitted disease, scarring of the penis, scarring of the foreskin, prior penile surgery, a congenital abnormality of the penis and so forth. In many cases, cosmetic circumcision is not straightforward and it requires planning.

Surgical Technique for Cosmetic Circumcision

Dr. Lazare uses many important plastic surgery techniques to obtain a highly esthetic outcome. In addition, Dr. Lazare incorporates into each procedure the following:

  1. Just the right amount of foreskin removal
  2. Correct treatment of the frenulum
  3. Removal of any associated scars or blemishes

Dr. Lazare has performed hundreds of circumcisions. If you choose Dr. Lazare for your cosmetic circumcision, you will benefit from his surgical skills and his wide surgical experience.


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.

Call Today! 718-806-9425