Preputioplasty is an excellent alternative for treatment of phimosis (difficulty retracting the foreskin).
Most patients have been told by their urologists that circumcision is the only effective procedure for troublesome phimosis.
Dr. Safir offers properly selected patients preputioplasty, a procedure performed without removing any penile skin.
He draws on his experience as a reconstructive urological surgeon to widen the tight skin band that creates phimosis by surgically releasing the tight band (that creates the phimosis) and reconfiguring the skin to create permanent widening (under optical magnification).
This procedure is very different from “dorsal slit” procedures that are taught during urological training – procedures like these always leave the foreskin dramatically deformed.
Dr. Safir can perform this procedure in under an hour under sedation and local anesthesia.
Recovery time is typically a week and most men are able to return to work in just a few days.
Dr. Safir also offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections for patients with foreskin scarring or BXO (Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans).