Excessive skin removal A common complication of circumcision is excessive removal of tissue, but it rarely becomes apparent until the penis reaches its full adult size at puberty. One important function of the foreskin is to provide the slack skin necessary to accommodate the enlargement of the adult penis when erect, meaning that a tight circumcision will make erections painful, and that a very severe operation may inhibit them. Both foreskin length and penis size vary immensely from one male to another, but before puberty it is impossible to know either of these details. There is not much that can be done in cases where there has been excessive skin removal, but a boy may be able to achieve some relief by utilising the stretching techniques developed for foreskin restoration.
In adults, circumcision is also done remove the foreskin and to prevent the progression of the disease. The surgery is considered to effective but does not address the closing of the urinary meatus. Additional surgery is required, excision of tissue and reconstructive surgery is done to correct narrowing and to create an opening. It is also advised to have regular follow up care to address any changes such as tumors. Circumcision in children is the single most way to reduce the likelihood of developing the disease. It stops surface of the skin folds from moisture from urine, rendering it dry. This may be against some ethical cultural factors, and should be considered by its practioners. Overall, balanitis xerotica obliterans (BXO) should never be taken lightly, early detection and intervention is crucial in determining the outcome of the wellness and condition of the individual.
A doctor's account of his circumcision experience sent to Circumcision" "I was delighted to see [your website] about circumcision was so well put together. I wrote to the editor of "Circumcision" [see below] telling him about my own adult circ and the need to reinforce in the minds of the men who have been circumcised that they have no reason to be fearful of or resentful about having lost their foreskins and are therefore "missing out". Interestingly, he dismissed this as "just my opinion" biased as it was [by] my reasons for wanting a circ in the first place.