How does excessive skin removal differ from a redundant foreskin?

Jennifer S. Singer, MD
Excessive skin removal is when too much skin has been removed during a circumcision, and the penis looks buried -- almost as if you cannot see it. Excessive skin removal oftentimes requires significant plastic surgery to do the repair.

A redundant foreskin looks similar to an uncircumcised penis. This problem is easier for doctors to manage than excessive skin removal because they can do a revision circumcision fairly easily to remove the redundant foreskin.

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