Yes, phimosis surgery can be performed on adults. It is a relatively common procedure, and it is generally safe and effective.
There are two main types of phimosis surgery:
- Circumcision: This is the complete removal of the foreskin.
- Frenuloplasty: This is a procedure to loosen or lengthen the frenulum, which is the band of tissue that connects the foreskin to the underside of the glans (head of the penis).
Circumcision is the more common type of phimosis surgery for adults. It is usually performed under general anesthesia, but it can also be done under local anesthesia. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete.
During a circumcision, the doctor will make a circular incision around the base of the foreskin and then remove it. The remaining skin is then stitched to the shaft of the penis.
A frenuloplasty is a less invasive procedure than circumcision. It is usually performed under local anesthesia. The doctor will make a small incision in the frenulum and then lengthen it or loosen it.
After either type of surgery, you will need to wear a bandage over the penis for a few days. You will also need to avoid sexual activity for several weeks.
Most men make a full recovery from phimosis surgery within a few weeks. However, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to reduce the risk of complications.
Yes, phimosis surgery can be performed on adults. While phimosis is more commonly associated with infants and young boys, it can also affect adult males. In adults, phimosis can be caused by a variety of factors, including scarring due to infections, inflammation, or other medical conditions.
The two primary surgical options for treating phimosis in adults are:
- Circumcision: Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin. It is a common and effective treatment for adult phimosis. During the procedure, the tight or constricted foreskin is removed, leaving the glans (head of the penis) permanently exposed. Circumcision is usually performed under local or general anesthesia, and the surgical wound typically requires a period of healing.
- Preputioplasty: Preputioplasty is a less invasive surgical option that is sometimes used to treat phimosis in adults. It involves making one or more small incisions in the tight portion of the foreskin to allow it to be stretched or expanded. Unlike circumcision, preputioplasty preserves the majority of the foreskin and does not remove it entirely. This procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia.