The Different Types of Circumcision Cuts and What You Need to Know

Circumcision is a surgical procedure involving the removal of the foreskin from the penis. Different techniques or methods can be used to perform circumcision, resulting in various types of circumcision cuts. Here are some common types:

1. Traditional Circumcision

Traditional circumcision refers to the removal of the entire foreskin using a scalpel or a sharp instrument. This method involves cutting along the edge of the foreskin and removing it completely.

2. Plastibell Circumcision

Plastibell circumcision is a technique that involves the use of a plastic device called a Plastibell. The Plastibell is placed over the glans (head) of the penis, and a suture or tie is used to secure it. The excess foreskin is then trimmed, and the device is left in place until it falls off naturally.

3. Gomco Clamp Circumcision

Gomco clamp circumcision involves the use of a metal clamp that is applied to the foreskin to restrict blood flow. The excess foreskin is then excised, and the remaining edges are sutured or stitched.

4. Mogen Clamp Circumcision

Mogen clamp circumcision uses a specially designed clamp to hold the foreskin in place. The clamp is then used to remove the excess foreskin, and any bleeding is controlled with pressure or sutures.

5. Shang Ring Circumcision

Shang Ring circumcision is a newer method that involves the use of a plastic device called the Shang Ring. The device is placed over the foreskin, and a special tool is used to cut and remove the excess foreskin. The device remains in place temporarily to allow for healing, after which it is removed.

It’s important to note that the specific technique used for circumcision may vary depending on cultural, religious, or medical practices. The choice of circumcision method may also depend on factors such as age, patient preference, and the expertise of the healthcare professional performing the procedure.