my son was circumcised 4 years ago, and Ive mentioned to my pediatrician that it appears he still has most of his foreskin left. They asked if I even had him circumcised. IM nervous for his physical appearance when he gets older, and his looks will matter to him.Answer Question
Many doctors now leave more of the foreskin than they used to. The boy needs some of the foreskin to grow into, and if too much is removed, he can have erection problems in adulthood (tight, painful, shortened and/or crooked erections). How your son's penis looks now is very different from how it will look when he is an adult. It could take several more years, but most likely he will 'grow into' the remaining foreskin and look how you are used to seeing a circumcised penis. If you have him re-circumcised, there is a chance that too much will be removed. He will also need to be put under, and you will need to pull back the remaining foreskin every day for at least a year to prevent adhesion (and possibly even more surgery).
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