Category Archives: Adult circumcision anesthesia

Penile skin bridge

Dr. Reed, Had a circumcision as a child and the rim of the glans does not show on the underside.  Is it possible it was removed or needs to be exposed?  Frank

Dear Frank,

The most common reason fo the rim of th glans not showing is called penile synechia or fusion of the foreskin to the glans which was not separated or reattached after neonatal circumcision.  Under local anesthesia we can start where the rim is clearly seen and spread the skin apart on the underside.  Then please apply an antibiotic ointment for about 2 weeks or so until the raw area epithelializes.  This is minor surgery.  Similar approach is used for penile skin bridges and penile tunnels.  (Unroofing).

Before and after photos of our adult circumcision work can be seen on

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Adult Circumcision and Revision | Miami

Picture of Penile skin bridge or penile synechia

Picture of Penile skin bridge or penile synechia

After Picture of Penile skin bridge (patient fo Dr. Reed)

Do you recommend my frenulum be removed when I have an adult circumcision?

Dr. Reed, Do you recommend my frenulum be removed when I have an adult circumcision?  Steve Dear Steve,  The decision is yours and there is no extra fee, and the added time is about 2 minutes to level it out and sew the edges back together.  If you have downward angulation of the head of the penis…Continue Reading

Adult Circumcision and Pearly Pink Papules (PPP)

Dr. Reed, Planning on an adult circumcision.  Is it possible to remove pearly pink papules (PPP) at the same time?  What is the additional charge?  Paul Dear Paul, Pearly pink papules (PPP) in adults are seen more commonly in uncircumcised men.  There is no additional fee to remove them as you will be  under anesthesia.  Just takes…Continue Reading

Nervous in the service about my adult circumcision, suggestions please

Dr. Reed,  Getting nervous about my upcoming adult circumcision under local anesthesia.  I understand your approach about numbing cream and then the advancing wheal of local anesthesia.  What about IV sedation?  Luke Dear Luke, Adult circumcision comfort means first mentally, as well as freedom from any pain.  Both are key. You’ll be hooked up to monitors…Continue Reading

(FAQ) Coming to you for adult circumcision, can I expect much pain?

Dr. Reed, Am scheduled to have a cosmetic adult circumcision later this month.  How painful is this?  Ron Dear Ron, Be assured we understand circumcision anesthesia. Although we will be doing you under local, you should not experience even the slightest of discomfort.  First we apply a numbing cream for 15 minutes, then slowly inject…Continue Reading

Circumcision anesthesia | FAQ | Dr. Harold Reed | Miami

Dr. Reed, Is it necessary to have an adult circumcision under general anesthesia?  Ricardo Dear Ricardo, I think general anesthesia is not required for an adult circumcision unless the patient specially specifies that, in which case we can bring in an anesthetist.  Our technique is to offer if the patient requires a Xanax tablet early…Continue Reading

Having an adult circumcision for religious reasons. Can be wife be present

Dr. Reed,  I am a 33 year old man who has married a wonderful lady, and would like an adult circumcision for religious reasons.  Did not have one in my country where I was born.  Could she be present?  She works in a doctors office.  Stefan Dear Stefan, Of course your wife can be present.…Continue Reading

Is Outpatient Adult Circumcision Painful?

Dr. Reed, Most urologists I speak with want to put me to sleep for adult circumcision.  This brings added cost to having an adult circumcision. Is this really necessary?  Bruce Dear Bruce, 99% of our adult circumcision patients are done under local anesthesia.  We can give you IV conscious sedation if you wish.  This means you…Continue Reading

Pearly Pink Papules PPP, can they be removed during circumcision?

Dr. Reed,  Am scheduled to have a circumcision revision.  Will you be able to remove some pearly pink papules PPP at the same time and what is the added charge? Oscar Dear Oscar, We remove Pearly Pink Papules PPP gratis while you’re under local anesthesia and already having an adult circumcision.  Takes just a few…Continue Reading

Possible to schedule consult and adult circumcision same day and drive home?

Dr. Reed, I live in Boynton Beach, Fl. Is it possible to schedule a consultation and cosmetic adult circumcision the same day. Then drive home?  Brent Dear Brent, You can initiate the consultation over the phone.  In that call anticipate questions about current medications, allergies, your age, height weight, and answer any questions you may have about…Continue Reading