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What About Surgical Foreskin Restoration?

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NORM does not recommend surgical foreskin restoration because of the poor results and high cost, not to mention the risks associated with yet another surgery to the penis. What follows are several stories about what can go wrong.

One doctor who has performed several surgical restorations is Dr. Greer. Like most doctors the restorations are only 60-70% successful and the cost for most men is prohibitive. Any where from ten to fifty thousand dollars is required for a full restoration procedure. It takes three or more surgeries to complete the procedure. First there is denuding of the shaft and insertion through the scrotal tissue. Six months later there is another surgery. Then six months later a final touch up surgery. Then it might be necessary to have electrolysis to remove unwanted hairs from the skin that has been moved to create the foreskin. Dr. Greer who is the most pre-eminent surgeon in this field has recently recommend that tissue expansion by stretching is the most successful method of restoration and should be used by everyone that can. 

As an example of what can go wrong one man who has recently gone through a similar surgery by a doctor in LA had one of the skin grafts die and fall off after six months. After another six months another skin graft died and fell off. Now he is minus a lot of skin and over ten thousands dollars. I have spoken with him recently and the doctor has been sued and is no longer able to practice medicine. He left this young man with a flap of skin and no foreskin. He is now looking for some other physician to cut the remaining flap of skin that was grafted on by surgery. He will have many scars and no one knows the end result. If he had started stretching and kept it up faithfully he would now have considerable extra skin, but instead he is minus quite a lot of skin and money. 

Another case of surgical restoration gone wrong is a fellow in England who had the Pryor method done which uses some of the scrotal and shaft tissue in an attempt to restore the foreskin. It was done once and it went gangrenous. Then the doctor tried again. Again it went gangrenous and sloughed off. He now has a completely denuded corpus cavernosa, that is there is no shaft covering at all. He has filed suit and it settled out of court for 800,000 pounds. Needless to say he is devastated both physically and emotionally.

In San Francisco there is a young man who has had 9 surgeries, with the attending multitude of scars, and he still does not have the foreskin he wants. He is three years into the process and he is now looking for a plastic surgeon to try to finish what the urological surgeon could not create. The cost so far: over $250,000 dollars.

Another fellow in the Los Angeles area had the following performed: his ligaments were cut to make his penis longer. Reverse liposuction was performed to make the shaft bigger around. Then some foreskin lengthening. He was not too pleased with either of the first two and now is pursuing tissue expansion (non-surgical restoration) of  his foreskin.

Although we all want instant foreskins, it is just not possible. The surest, least intrusive, least risky and most successful method is skin expansion. It does not take any longer than the surgical techniques, but is 95% successful without the scars and with minimal expense.


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