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How to Get Rid of Circumcision Scars

Circumcision is performed for medical, hygienic, or religious reasons for the benefit of a subject. However, the practitioner’s inexperience and other factors could leave crooked, thick, or elevated scars. If this happens and you notice something wrong with the circumcision site, circumcision revision to resolve the problem before it worsens. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Lazare, an experienced urologist in Brooklyn, New York, for cosmetic circumcision if you want to improve your appearance. Here is more information about circumcision scars:

Essential tips to reduce circumcision scars

As discussed above, circumcision can leave a scar-like in any other surgery. Therefore, it is best to know the key tips for avoiding a scar after the procedure. Experts recommend that patients observe practices that reduce the risk of irritation as they heal. The doctor will likely advise you to avoid friction, keep the wound clean, and wear loose underwear until fully healed. You can also go for over-the-counter treatments such as vitamin E, scar oil, and lightening creams.

Infants will always heal faster than adults after circumcision than adults. To reduce scarring in infants, wash the penis with warm soapy water, apply petroleum jelly, and change the bandage daily until you achieve full healing. Older children and adults should also wash with soapy water and prevent friction by wearing loose boxers. Doctors advise adults regarding the right time to have sex again after circumcision but the National Health Service recommends 4 to 6 weeks.

How does the circumcision technique cause scarring?

Scar placement will be affected by the technique used when carrying out the procedure. A direct excision leaves a scar on the cut area depending on the portion of foreskin removed, a clump removal results in a scar under the penis head while a dorsal slit method causes a scar around the incision. However, the scar from the dorsal slit method is smaller because doctors remove the foreskin entirely.

The physical appearance of circumcision scars

Circumcision scars will not appear the same in each case. Some people develop lumps, others bumps, while others have discoloration after healing.

  • Tissue: This is where the scar tissue leaves ridges or bumps on the glans because it failed to shrink over time.
  • Stitch scars: Doctors use stitches to reattach the skin to your shaft if they applied the excision or clamp method. This method leaves more scarring when the stitches slip or rip.
  • Discoloration: The area around the circumcision will likely be darker or lighter if the scar changes your skin tone. The good news is that the color almost always evens out with time.
  • Keloids: Keloids are tumor-like tissues that develop from scars. Such tumors are rare and require surgery to eliminate.

Why cosmetic circumcision?

Unlike traditional circumcision, cosmetic circumcision eliminates issues such as discoloration, scarring, or skin tags that develop sometimes. In most cases, this will improve the appearance and sex life of the subject. Schedule an appointment online today with Lazare Urology to know if you are a candidate for cosmetic circumcision.

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