How Is the Surgery for Phimosis and When to Do It
Phimosis surgery is indicated to remove the excess of skin of the penis, in order to improve your intimate hygiene and sexual performance, when other treatments, such as the use of ointments that help to peel off the skin, do not solve the problem.
Surgery for phimosis is done with general or local anesthesia and is a safe and simple method, being commonly suitable for boys between 7 and 10 years old, but she can also be held in the adolescence, although the recovery may be more painful.
Surgery for phimosis, also called Circumcision or Postectomia, is made by a urologist when in adult, or a surgeon pediatrician when it is made in childhood. She removes excess skin on the tip of the penis, facilitating the exposure of the glans. After the removal of the foreskin, the surgeon places stitches in the region for the recovery to be faster and to avoid future infections.
Benefits of circumcision
The removed the excess skin covering the penis has a number of benefits to health, how to facilitate intimate hygiene, removing completely the esmegma that is a secretion that is accumulated between the skin and the glans, to decrease the risk of infections in this region, reduction of the risk of urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases like HPV and HIV, however, this surgery does not exempt the need to use a condom throughout intimate contact to be fully protected from Std’s.
Possible risks of this surgery
This surgery, when it is done in the hospital environment has few risks to health by being well-tolerated and quick recovery. However, although rare, can arise complications such as bleeding, infection, narrowing of the meatus, urethral, removal of excessive or inadequate foreskin, and asymmetry prepucial, with possible need of further surgery.
How is the recovery
The recovery from the surgery of circumcision is relatively quick and in about 10 days there is no pain or bleeding, but until the 8th day there can be minor discomfort and bleeding resulting from the erections can occur during sleep and that is why it is recommended to do this surgery in infancy, for being a situation more easy to control.
After the surgery, the doctor may recommend the exchange of the bandage in the next morning, remove the gauze carefully and then wash the region with soap and water, with care not to be bleeding. In the end, you should apply the ointment of anesthesia recommended by your doctor, and cover with a sterile dressing, to be always dry. The stitches are usually removed on the 8th day.
To recover more quickly from a circumcision is recommended:
- Avoid efforts in the first 3 days, and rest;
- Put a bag of ice on the location to decrease the swelling or when it hurts;
- Correctly make the painkillers prescribed by the doctor;
- Do not have sexual intercourse for at least 1 month after the surgery.
After this period of rest and care, the man can observe the final result of the surgery, with greater ease to check your glans.