New York Urologic


Cosmetic Circumcision

Should I Expect Pain after Circumcision?

Any pain after cosmetic circumcision should be very minimal, not more than 2-3 days.

How long does the procedure take?

The circumcision procedure typically takes about one hour.

What are the risks of cosmetic circumcision?

There are many advantages to cosmetic circumcision as oppose to traditional circumcision. One of the main advantages of cosmetic surgery is that the penis maintains it natural image. The surgical scar is less visible and is not as much a sharp transition between skin color at the site of incision. Second most important advantage of cosmetic circumcision is that there is less chances of penile hyposensitivity after a cosmetic circumcision in compare to the traditional circumcision. Occasionally people complain about sexual sensitivities after the traditional circumcision. With cosmetic circumcision, this risk is less. In general, the main risks of cosmetic circumcision are risks of bleeding and infection.

How long is the healing process?

The healing process after cosmetic circumcision is typically 7-10 days.

What are the benefits of being circumcised?

The benefits of any forms of circumcision includes reduced risk of catching or spreading sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and the human papillomavirus, as well as reduced risk of infections and conditions that cause the inability to retract the foreskin (Phimosis).