The main indication for circumcision is the unability to freely retract the foreskin. This unability can cause a poor hygiene in this area and some dysfunction in sexual life.
Circumcision, the surgical removal of the foreskin that normally covers the head of the penis, is a relatively simple procedure.
During a circumcision, the foreskin is freed from the head of the penis (glans) and removed.
Superficial wound healing after circumcision generally takes 5 to 7 days.
Stitches usually spontaneously fall out within 10 to 14 days after the surgery.
However, about 4 to 6 weeks are needed for the wound to heal fully.
Circumcision is performed under local anesthesia, but in some cases it may be performed under general anesthesia in a hospital.