What is a circumcision revision?

Circumcision revision surgery is a procedure that improves the appearance of a penis following a previous circumcision. An average of 5-10% of patients require this procedure.

It is common for men who have either been circumcised at birth or as adults to experience dissatisfaction with the appearance of their penis. Results of this dissatisfaction include embarrassment, lowered self-esteem, and difficulties with relationships. As a result, a custom adult circumcision revision is ideal.

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Why Get a Circumcision Revision

Why Get a Circumcision Revision?

A man may undergo circumcision revision surgery for a variety of reasons.

  • Firstly, if he has a noticeable circumcision scar that he would like hidden or removed for aesthetic reasons.
  • Secondly, if he wishes to alleviate chronic pain and/or irritation resulting from a circumcision scar.
  • Thirdly, if the circumcision scar is large or uneven, or if the skin on one side of the penis is bunched or uneven.
  • Additionally, if the initial circumcision is causing discomfort or difficulty managing basic hygiene.
  • Finally, if the removal of the frenulum during circumcision is compromising the appearance of the penis or causing discomfort during sexual intercourse.

How are Circumcision Revisions Performed?

An adult circumcision begins with the patient being positioned on his back during surgery, with a screen placed below his head; this will prevent him from observing the operation.

A local anesthetic will then be administered, ensuring that the patient is comfortable during the procedure. Receiving the anesthetic can be unpleasant, but will last only for a brief period of time. First, an anesthetic cream is applied to the penis and the glans. Secondly, a topical anesthetic is provided by injection via a pressurized anesthetic liquid under the skin.

This will occur several times around the base of the penis. The patient will be ready for the procedure roughly ten minutes after the final injection is administered, the penile nerve block then being at its most effective.

Various techniques will then be employed according to the patient’s needs. A mark will be made on the patient’s skin to indicate the extent of the circumcision revision.

A scalpel is often used to correct imperfections, bleeding is stopped using electrocautery, and the frenulum of the penis is typically excised. Finally, the surgical wound is sealed with surgical glue and a compression dressing is applied. Variations in circumcision revision surgery exist according to the particularities of a given surgery.


Circumcision is not always wholly successful, and there are several reasons why a man may opt for circumcision revision near you. If you are considering this surgical procedure, do not hesitate to contact us today.

To book a consultation for your circumcision revision procedure call us at 514-519-3633.