Preputioplasty is a surgical procedure performed to widen a tight foreskin.
It is generally done to treat phimosis while preserving the foreskin.
A tight foreskin can be released or treated through either circumcision or preputioplasty.
Circumcision removes the foreskin while preputioplasty releases the tight band on the foreskin.
A foreskin which does not pull back fully can cause recurring infections, tear and be painful.
Preputioplasty allows a boy or man to keep an uncircumcised appearance, but frees the area of tension, thus allowing for full retraction.
The first step is a consultation appointment with our doctor for an assessment of your case.
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Before the surgery you (or your son) will have an assessment appointment and the surgery date will be set. At the appointment it is important to ask any questions you might have about the surgery, or questions your child might want to ask.
The doctor will explain the procedure and review potential risks.
The procedure will result in some bruising and swelling of the penis which may last a few days. As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of complications such as:
The information below is intended to provide responses to many of the common questions men have about preputioplasty when they contact Pollock Clinics for information or assessment of a tight foreskin.
Patients with extensive scarring have low success rates with preputioplasty. Men with fibrotic and scarred foreskin are advised to have a circumcision, and the success rate of circumcision for treatment of adult male phimosis approaches 100%.
Fungal balanitis is caused by the moist environment within the foreskin. Preputioplasty does not treat the underlying problem and will not prevent the recurrence of balanitis. Balanitis is especially prevalent in diabetic men. Men with fungal balanitis are advised to consider circumcision.
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At Pollock Clinics, we are familiar with several different techniques being used around the world so that we can provide optimal results for patients.
The method generally applied to preputioplasty at our clinic is Y-V preputioplasty.
Regardless of your anatomy, our goal is to provide the optimal aesthetic and functional result.
Recovery using our technique takes only a few weeks.
Procedures are performed under long lasting local anaesthetic.