Believe it or not, there are ways to restore one’s foreskin, and we’ll share with you 5 facts about circumcision reversal right here, right now. The average man today is without a foreskin since boys are habitually circumcised at birth, but some men feel the desire to regain their lost prepuce for various reasons (appearance, protection, and sensation to name a few). Circumcision reversal – also known as foreskin restoration – is not considered a recognized medical procedure, so this usually means guys who want their foreskin back are mostly on their own. Here are some important things you should know about circumcision reversal that may aid in your decision to try and restore your penis to its natural appearance.
One method of “uncircumcision” involves making little incisions in the genitals and using skin from the scrotum to create a new foreskin. How an erection can be maintained or how it can be put to use in such a position is a mystery, though. Apparently, it’s worth it to some men to suffer sexual dysfunction in order to try and reverse the effects of circumcision.
The DIY route is, surprisingly, the more advised method of repealing your absent prepuce; this may be because not only is foreskin restoration not seen as a routine medical procedure, it’s a remedial practice doctors don’t even want to endeavor due to lack of necessity and the risk of damage. There are websites that offer up a list of foreskin restoring devices, some of which are homemade. Most of them, though, do not offer much comfort since they have to be worn or used constantly. So if you’re a guy who likes to exercise, work outdoors, or even take a nice long walk, you can forget doing any of that for a few months (or even years) while wearing tape, rings, or weights to stretch yourself a new foreskin.
Unfortunately, the tighter your circumcision, the longer it will take to elongate the skin on your penis enough to form a new prepuce. Some guys have a little extra skin to spare from their surgery, while others have a foreskin that fits like spandex on a hippo and will not stretch. In addition, it’s not possible to grow a genuine foreskin back once it’s been removed, so all the sensitivity and nervy sensations that accompany a natural, unclipped prepuce will not be there – the only nerves and sensitivity that will be in a restored foreskin are the ones that manage to survive the reconstruction process. Remember, you can’t just do this for two days and expect it to work – if you want to undo your circumcision, you have to be able to commit to it for a few years. If you’re someone who tends to start something, get bored with it, and leave the task unfinished, you may experience negligible or no triumph in transposing your circumcision.
Believe it or not, surgical foreskin revitalization is not recommended to restore your penis to its original glory. This kind of procedure involves grafting skin onto the shaft of the penis in order to re-establish a foreskin. Not only is this method costly (since it’s considered cosmetic – and therefore frivolous – surgery), but it’s very painful and often results in complications.
Circumcision reversal actually dates back a few millennia. For religious folks, the Bible is said to mention foreskin restoration around 168 B.C., but since the Bible can be interpreted in so many different ways and not everyone believes in it, we’ll look at a more historical figure for reference. Aulus Cornelius Celsus, a Roman encyclopedist who lived between 25 BC and 50 AD. Celsus is acknowledged for his countless medical contributions to Roman society, including a couple of techniques to offset the results of