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Is there a way to make the rim of the head of my penis more prominent after circumcision?

Dr. Reed, Had an adult circumcision 2 years ago and the rim of the head of my penis seems fused to the shaft of my penis.  Flush.  I know that is not normal. Any idea what may have happened and how can this be corrected?  Craig

Dear Craig,

More likely than not here is a fusion between 2 raw surfaces, called a penile synechia.  The rim and groove immediately below it, or the coronal sulcus is probably still there but hidden,  It can be released.  Then for a while you’ll have 2 raw surfaces.  If you apply an antibiotic ointment to prevent them from sticking during the healing process, in about 3 to 4 weeks, the raw area will become epithelialized.  This sometimes happens when circumcisions are done too loosely.

We can address this as well.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcisions – Miami

Possible chance for penile synechia during wound healing in a loose circumcision


No chance for penile synechia in a “tight” circumcision”

Penile Skin bridges or Skin Tunnels after Circumcision

We frequently see penile skin bridges or tunnels usually as a remnant of incomplete wound healing or synechia (skin fusion) after circumcision or the skin was never completely separated or as a remnant of a suture tract which epithelializes inside.  See http://penisdoctor.com/before-after-adult-circumcision/   The are removed by unroofing or removing skin and placing a few sutures…Continue Reading