Circumcision is the surgical procedure in which the foreskin (skin that covers the penis) is cut. It is classified as a minor surgery, and among the benefits of circumcision is the reduction of lower risk of contracting a urinary infection, lower risk of sexually transmitted diseases or STDs, and lower risk of contracting penile cancer.
Beware of behavior!
It is important to mention that the probability of contracting a sexually transmitted disease does not depend only on the circumcision, but also on the sexual behavior of the man and the partners he has, which means that circumcision is a factor that helps reduce transmission . Along the same lines, neck cancer in women would be less common in women who have a circumcised man for a partner.
Importance of the cut
The risks of circumcision are that the foreskin is cut too short or too long, it is also possible that an infection occurs if it is not well cared for and sanitized, or bleeding. These risks can be reduced when it is performed by a certified professional (urological surgeon), in this way the circumcision will be safer. Circumcision is performed in children, adolescents and adults regardless of age, as long as there are criteria to do it.
The aesthetic results of circumcision have a lot to do with the postoperative care of the patient, such as rest, sterile water and soap cures, keeping the area dry and reducing erections as much as possible to avoid injuring oneself. The stitches used in circumcision are resorbable, that is, they fall off on their own, they do not have to be removed. In conclusion, circumcision is a minor surgery, with more advantages than disadvantages for the patient, provided there is an indication for it. When in doubt always visit your Urologist.