Partial circumcision is a medical penis procedure where the penis head skin is only partially amputated. In a partial circumcision, just a partial strip of skin is amputated. In some cases, just the top half of the penis head is amputated, leaving only the tip, corona, and base of the penis covered by the remaining skin tissue. In the rest of the penis, the full length, including the shaft, is left intact.
For men who are not sure if they are circumcised or not, partial circumcision can be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. If the doctor thinks it is necessary, he will also recommend it for you. It is important to note that if you have a lengthy wound, you might have more complications than with a short one. Full recovery from a partial circumcision takes several weeks, sometimes even months, and it may require stitches. A smaller partial circumcision usually takes less than a week to heal. During this time, you need to follow your surgeon advices and never experiment with additional male supplements.
There are certain risks even with partial circumcision
Although it seems relatively harmless, some complications may occur from partial circumcision. The most common complication is a tight or sore wound. The wound will probably need to be dressed according to the recommendations of your surgeon. In about six weeks, you should begin to feel pain relief and the wound should heal without scarring. If the wound does scar, you will probably experience an increase in sensitivity, the healing process will be delayed, and the wound will become irritated. Furthermore, you should know that afterward procedures like phalloplasty can be complicated to achieve.
In rare cases, when the doctor removes too much foreskin, there is a chance that the penis will be deformed. This condition is called spongy penis. In some cases, when the doctor removes too much foreskin, the result is a deformed penis. In rare cases (usually when the patient is afflicted with a very serious medical condition), the penis may be completely deformed. In this case, the doctor may not be able to reattach the penile tissue, and the procedure cannot be reversed. Although rare, there is also a possibility of infection following partial circumcision; therefore, you should be aware that if the doctor removes too much skin that the possibility of an infection is higher.
Only go with qualified surgeons
As with any surgical procedure, partial circumcision should be undertaken only by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. Make sure your doctor is board certified. Many doctors perform circumcisions on young boys using retractable scissors that are not designed for this procedure. It is essential that your doctor is well-trained in the proper use of these instruments, as they are potentially very sharp and require the utmost care to retract the penis and keep it in place.
If you are considering a partial circumcision for non-medical reasons, you should ensure that your doctor has performed the procedure on at least one other person. Circumcision, while commonly performed on young boys, should not be performed on anyone who is not an appropriate candidate. Also, be aware that the procedure can be dangerous if not performed properly; in particular, the retracted penis can easily catch on things during the day and lead to a severe infection.