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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. Skin simply against skin doesn’t heal well.  Granular surfaces against granular surfaces do.
Harold.M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision – Miami


Cosmetic Adult Circumcision, patient of Dr. Reed