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Circumcision suturing FAQ | Dr. Harold Reed M.D. | Miami

Dear Dr. Reed,  When putting the stitches in to close an adult circumcision it better to start underneath or on the top?  Milton

Dear Milton,

In that we want the raphe or pigmented line to extend outwards at 6 o’clock, that would be the first stitch.  Then to reinforce that stitch, we put in one suture immediately adjacent on either side.  If there is any loose dartos, that needs to be approximated (2 layered closure).  Then the next stitch goes at 12 o’clock and the rest is bisected for an additional 5 or 6 sutures on either side.

If there is a waddle of skin on the underside, this may require a V-cut or dart which is brought together in the midline. So the initial sutures can be thought of as “tailor-tack” stitches, but the end result is going to be perfectly symmetrical, and 2 circumferences of fairly equal size are brought together.

Hoping that makes sense.

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

Cosmetic Circumcision suture placement

Cosmetic Circumcision suture placement

Can I get circumcised as an adult

Dr. Reed, Can I get circumcised as an adult?  Should I have an Adult Circumcision?  What Circumcision Style do you recommend? James Dear James, Yes, you can have an Adult Circumcision,  assuming you are a medically qualified.  Our position is that a circumcision is usually not necessary but may be elected for reasons for hygiene, personal…Continue Reading