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Low and tight, is this the best way to minimize likelihood of HIV

Dr. Reed,

Considering having an adult circumcision for hygiene but also to minimize acquisition of HIV.  Is low and tight the preferred circumcision style, and provide more assurance the final result will be more uniform. Rick

Dear Rick,

The best way to avoid HIV acquisition is to avoid promiscuous sex.  Should this happen, go to a community health center ASAP and obtain some prophylactic medication.

True, the inner skin is the portal through which HIV viruses may enter the body, but cuts or bruises anywhere along the shaft are also invasion points.  The rationale that leaving too much inner skin can provide an unpredictable result doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.  The skin should be cut with equal tension all the way around.  The circumcision is approximated first at 6 o’clock then 12 o’clock , the 3 and 9 o’clock and if the skin is not even a correction can be made to balance it out.

When a circumcision is too low, the circumferences which needs be be joined are unequal, the lower being small as this is the locale of the “neck” of the shaft.  If that is noted, a V-cut may have to be taken on the upper side to match.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.


Need a circumcision revision, can you make it pretty? | Dr. Harold Reed | The Reed Centre

Dr. Reed, Had an adult circumcision 3 years ago and wish I had done it properly the first time by an experienced urologist. Went back and he said the result was acceptable.  Will send you some photos. Darcy Dear Darcy,   We have done about 8000 cosmetic adult circumcisions and revisions.  Foremost is listening to…Continue Reading

Cicumcision styles

Dr. Reed, Looking for a moderate circumcision style.  Any more specific suggestions.  Have had recurring balano-posthitis for several years with some degree of phimosis. Raymond Dear Raymond, Thank for you looking at our before and after pictures of adult circumcision.  If you have an element of phimosis then any involved phimotic tissue has to be removed.…Continue Reading

High and tight ultra tight circumcision (FAQ) | Dr. Harold Reed | The Reed Centre

Dr. Reed, Can you perform an ultra tight circumcision?  What are the advantages of high and tight circumcision?  Cleveland Dear Cleveland, Yes, if you do not have phimosis we can do a high and tight circumcision . Please be advised however that the inner skin which is being preserved is the portal through which HIV infection…Continue Reading

The late cut, adult male circumcision | Dr. Harold Reed | Miami

Dr. Reed, My 2 boys are circumcised, although in Europe that opportunity wasn’t readily available.  I know I’d feel a lot cleaner and think my wife feels similarly.  Jake Dear Jake,   Adult circumcision has been called “the late cut“. I hope you have had some time to think about circumcision styles.  We’ll discuss the…Continue Reading

(FAQ) Adult Circumcision | Dr. Reed | The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision

Dr. Reed, Do you have a favorite circumcision style?  Alan Dear Alan,  Moderation is the best advice I can give you.  At the Reed Centre you have a choice of 4 circumcision styles.  Remove or do not remove the frenulum, cut low moderate or high, loose tight or moderate, cut on the oblique parallel to…Continue Reading

Cosmetic adult circumcision aftercare questions

Dr. Reed,  Looking for a careful and neat adult circumcision.  Live in Delray, Florida Please advise on post-op adult circumcision care. My questions are probably among the adult circumcision FAQ‘s you get from most patients.. Should I stay near your office overnight, when can I return to work, should sutures be removed and when, do…Continue Reading

What about just using glue for closing?

Hi Paul, We use sutures and steristrips and a 2 layered soft conforming gauze (cotton and Coban).  Under the skin are many cell and tissue layers and unless there is some apposition of these layers, the infrastructure is not properly reconstituted.  I know you wouldn’t drive over a bridge with the most perfect asphalt coating poured over a deficient infrastructure.…Continue Reading

Shopping for adult circumcision , any before and after pics?

Dr. Reed,  I am in Orlando and would come to the Reed Centre in Miami for a cosmetic adult circumcision.  Do you have any before and after adult circumcision pictures to show me. Douglas Dear Douglas, Our web-site penisdoctor.com has numerous before and after adult circumcision pictures.  Which circumcision style are you looking for? Harold M. Reed, M.D. The…Continue Reading