Release of tight foreskin by preputioplasty
You have a tight foreskin that cannot be fully retracted (pulled back). This can cause problems with recurring infections of the foreskin area. Preputioplasty is not suitable if your foreskin is scarred due to BXO. Please see further information for BXO.
There are 2 options with regard to treating a tight foreskin without BXO:
1. Circumcision, which means that the foreskin is removed completely. The advantage of this operation is that once the foreskin is removed then you will not have any problem related foreskin. Head of penis is exposed permanently after the operation
2. Preputioplasty, which is simply a foreskin releasing procedure. An incision is made on either side of the foreskin to widen it, thus allowing full retraction. This will allow you to retain your foreskin but at the same time be able to keep the area underneath clean.
What are the benefits of having a preputioplasty?
The benefit is that he retains foreskin but looked like fish mouth appearance of foreskin.
Circumcision used to be a commonly practiced operation and on many occasions was performed with excellent results.
What are the risks, consequences and alternatives associated with you having a preputioplasty?
Most operations are straightforward; however as with any surgical procedure, there is some chance of side-effects or complications such as:
Bleeding from the wound site (occurs in 2 - 3% of patients), but is usually minimal and settles quickly. Infection can occur and is usually mild, but can be potentially serious (less than 2-3% of patients).
Redo operation or full circumcision: 10-15% foreskin becoming tight again due to scarring.
Best alternative for tight foreskin is circumcision (full or partial)
Following the operation, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you retracts his foreskin each day to avoid the foreskin becoming tight again. If you are concerned about any of these risks, or have any further queries, please speak to us immediately.
Note: These are the information for guidance only, it will not be replacement of professional opinion by medical doctors.