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Had adult circumcision and have a waddle of skin under my penis

Dr. Reed, Had an adult circumcision about 2 years ago and there is a waddle of skin on the underside near the incision line.  Was told this would self correct, but still persists.  Any explanation?   Roger


Dear Roger,  The opportunity to remove this waddle was there when you were circumcised  Waddles can be attributed to surgical bruising, that’s true, But this should resolve.  Immediately after a circumcision while you’re still on the table bruising has yet to set in.  The redundant skin is very apparent.

Most foreskins are somewhat dilated just before the end as the diameter of the head is larger than the shaft.  A circumcision is about merging 2 circumferences together, the distal with the proximal.  If the doctor can see an imbalance of skin, the remedy is to make a V-cut where the waddle is. This is done at 6 o’clock on the underside of the penis and usually heals imperceptibly.  Yes, it takes more time to do this, but what’s the rush?  Another 15 minutes or less and the waddle is gone if you are seen now and this situation is confirmed, what we would most likely recommend is the entire (or most) of the circumcision is re-opened. Hope you are not that disappointed to hear that, but if your concerned about cosmetics, then have it done.  As one patient said, “my penis is my calling card.”


With kindest regards,

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Adult Circumcision – Miami

Examples of penile waddles or redundant skin post circumcision



Pearly Pink Papules and Adult Circumcision

Dear Reed,  Can you remove Pearly Pink Papules at the time of my Adult Circumcision?  Are they contagious and what is their natural course if I choose to leave them alone. Buster Dear Buster, Yes, we can remove Pearly Pink Papules (PPP) at the time of your Adult Circumcision and there is no added charge. …Continue Reading

Must I wait 18 months after adult circumcision, to see resolution of glans tilted down and persistent penile swelling

I had an adult circumcision this past October and the operation was botched leaving my gland (sp glans) on a serious angle and a scar that they say will go down in 18 months as i am still swollen. I would like a second opinion as my trust in urologists have gone down here in…Continue Reading

Boyfriend uncircumcised had sex without condom and is bleeing

Is an Adult Circumcision needed?  Not mine medical question about me.  Happened with my uncircumcised boyfriend. He says he had sex before, but not without condoms. First time without condom with me he was bleeding, a short while, but really red blood. It scared me! He said it was related to foreskin, is this true?…Continue Reading

Adult Circumcision patient finds phone lines are busy

Thanks for all of the information on Adult Circumcision. I definitely want to go ahead and have this done. I’ve tried calling your office on several occasion and have, in all instances got a busy signal. Is there another phone number I can try?  Although this may be a little late, do you by chance…Continue Reading

Adult circumcision patient from west coast critiques uneven result

  Dr. Reed,  don’t feel like I’ve been circumcised with all honesty because it doesn’t have that cut look, it just looks weird. My main concern on top of all those problems is the healing of my stitches. It doesn’t have a flushed transition between seems. In fact, it’s thick and in certain places looks…Continue Reading

Phimosis “the scar tissue is restrictive and sensitive”

Dr. Reed, Now looking for a neat Adult Circumcision  I have never been circumcised. I was with my partner and my foreskin ripped two years ago. The scar tissue is restrictive and sensitive. I would like to have this problem corrected. Omar Dear Omar, Most likely you have a Phimosis or a tightening of the…Continue Reading

Cosmetic Circumcision by Dr. Reed |Miami | Before and After Photos

Dr. Reed, Would like to see Before and After Photos of what you call a Cosmetic Circumcision.  Dinel Good morning Dinel, To see numerous photos of Cosmetic Circumcision (all our patients) please see penisdoctor.com/before-after-adult-circumcision A  cosmetic circumcision in our practice is performed under local anesthesia 99% of the time with or without IV conscious sedation (no…Continue Reading

After Adult Circumcision should I take Sudafed to discourage erections

Dr. Reed  I hear after Adult Circumcision Sudafed will minimize nocturnal erections?  Any thoughts or commendations. Darwin Dear Darwin, We had used Sudafed but stopped about 6 or more years agio, because some patients had focal necrosis of skin along the incision line.  Yes, it healed but with a small scar, which is cosmetically unacceptable.…Continue Reading

Adult Circumcision

Seeking an Adult Circumcision by an experienced urologist. Should I have my sutures removed and how soon?  Neville Good morning Neville, We have been doing Adult Circumcisions for about 40 years, over 8000 patient experience.  You will have 4 options of Circumcision Style (remove or do not remove the frenulum, low moderate or high, tight…Continue Reading