Growing up with a long foreskin in Canada
My parents are European and did not have me circumcised. I had a very, very long foreskin, almost an inch past the glans; possibly I stretched it out by pulling on it when I was little. Growing up in Canada, where most guys my age were circumcised, I became aware that my penis was different than the other boys. One day when I was about 15, or so, I retracted my foreskin for the first time ever. I had never seen my glans before; had no idea what was there.
I instantly wanted to remain that way, but it took quite a while before I could manage to keep it retracted. After some time of permanent retraction, my inner foreskin started to get irritated and often would bleed. I had wanted to be circumcised for some time, but was too embarrassed to ask for it, so the occasional bleeding of the inner retracted foreskin was a great pretext to go ask for a circumcision.
My wife was quite excited at the prospect, as she liked the exposed glans, and was not a fan of foreskin. I didn't know much about the procedure, so I left it in the doctor's hands. He did it under local anaesthetic. When I finally had a look at it, I was quite disappointed, and my wife even more so. He had only done a partial circumcision, just removing some of the excess foreskin and leaving the frenulum intact.
We waited a while, but then about a year later, we went to see another doctor, who happened to be her cousin. I gave the doctor the authorization to let her, and my wife, decide what should be done. So, while I was under general anaesthetic, she and my wife picked a low and tight circumcision, removing all of the frenulum. I was shocked to see the outcome when I saw the result; there was no foreskin whatsoever left. Also, I had no idea that the frenulum would be excised entirely. Now, 25 years later, I am glad to have done it, but would have preferred the high and tight look.
Editor's comment. Looks like an excellent result to me. While cosmetic surgeons will try to give you whatever you want, urologists don't like preserving the inner foreskin in adult circumcisions, for a very good reason. There is often a lot of swelling after the op, and this can permanently stretch the very thin inner skin giving a very unsightly, puffy, result. Given that you have already said that your inner skin was seriously damaged it would not have been a good idea to try to preserve it.Back