This page illustrates some of the different styles of circumcision. Most men do not offer a preference for a particular style. These are the two most important aspects determining the final circumcision style. The point of fusion becomes the permanent scar line. The length of the penile shaft also plays a role in the perceived tightness of circumcision. With a longer shaft, a tight circumcision results in higher manoeuvrability than a shorter shaft, as the extra skin gives more room to stretch and the impression of a looser circumcision. By contrast, some men perceive that a tight or normal circumcision is tighter than it actually is when there is less shaft skin available. In any case, these issues are not usually a significant bother to circumcised men. This circumcision style is most commonly performed. It results in a mildly tight circumcision and a common scar line location.
Principal Methods of Circumcision
A circumcision that is too loose may not leave the glans completely uncovered - it will, in other words, be a partial circumcision. This is not in itself a problem but it may not meet parental or religious expectations. However there is one important exception. If the scar can mobilise in front of the corona then it will always shrink and create a secondary phimosis. This requires recircumcision. If a partial circumcision is deliberately chosen then the best approach is the remove the inner foreskin completely, so that the scar is in the sulcus.
These styles are almost totally independent, hence there are four circumcision styles:. Dr Khan can discuss the characteristics of high and low cut , tight and loose cut types or styles of circumcision. This concept is due to the scar line from the groove sulcus of the head of the penis corona of the glans and also depends upon how much inner skin called mucosal skin is removed.
The foreskin is pulled out in front of the glans and a pair of stout locking forceps is clamped across it, parallel to the corona of the glans and immediately in front of the glans. The scalpel is run across the face of the forceps furthest from the glans to remove the foreskin. The glans is protected by the forceps.