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Can phimosis surgery affect the ability to retract the foreskin?

Phimosis surgery, also known as circumcision, is the removal of the foreskin. It is a common and effective procedure for treating phimosis, a condition in which the foreskin is too tight to be retracted over the head of the penis.

After phimosis surgery, the foreskin will no longer be present, so it will be possible to retract the foreskin. However, there is a small risk of complications from surgery, such as infection, bleeding, and scarring. In rare cases, scarring can make it difficult to retract the foreskin.

Overall, phimosis surgery is a safe and effective procedure that can significantly improve the ability to retract the foreskin. However, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of surgery with your doctor before making a decision.

Here are some tips for preventing scarring after phimosis surgery:

  • Keep the wound clean and dry.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment to the wound as directed by your doctor.
  • Avoid sexual activity until the wound has fully healed.
  • Gently retract the foreskin several times a day, starting about two weeks after surgery.

Phimosis surgery, such as circumcision or preputioplasty, is typically performed to address the inability to retract the foreskin (tight foreskin). The goal of these surgical procedures is to alleviate the tightness and allow for the proper retraction of the foreskin over the glans (head of the penis). Therefore, the intended outcome of phimosis surgery is to improve and restore the ability to retract the foreskin.

Here’s how these surgical procedures can affect the ability to retract the foreskin:

  1. Circumcision: Circumcision involves the surgical removal of the foreskin. After circumcision, the foreskin is permanently removed, and the glans of the penis is exposed. This procedure eliminates the tight foreskin and allows for easy and unrestricted retraction of the remaining skin.
  2. Preputioplasty: Preputioplasty is a less invasive surgical procedure that involves making small incisions or cuts in the tight portion of the foreskin. These incisions are strategically placed to allow for stretching and expansion of the foreskin. The goal is to create a looser and more flexible foreskin that can be retracted comfortably over the glans.

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