Dorsal: top-side of the foreskin or penis
Ventral: bottom-side of the foreskin or penis
The typical phimotic ring is tightest at the front, near the tip
of the foreskin on the upper side of the foreskin, thus a dorsal slit
is needed to cure this. A slit ventrally would not relieve the restriction,
simply because underneath the foreskin is not tight at the front.
There are two primary sorts of dorsal slit: -- the "traditional"
cut through both the inner and outer foreskin; and modern plastic surgery
on the inner foreskin: the simplest form of which is a long slit sewed
It is said that the dorsal slit leads to untidy results:- The traditional
cut because of the flaps or the accumulation of surplus skin bunched
up under the glans in the frenulum area.- The plastic method because
the dorsal side of the foreskin becomes shorter, while the ventral
side remains long.
However in these modern times, is there a conventional way which
the foreskin "should" look? With present day individual expression
and stylistic experiment, I would encourage young men to go and get
their foreskin tattooed pierced sliced in strands and braided if this
leads to a personally satisfying solution to the problem.
There are as many possible variations of dorsal slits as the imagination
allows. Ancient methods
of treatment suggests various practical traditional ideas: cutting
a V shape or why not a U or even a W shape which would leave a little
pointed flap. Two slits could be made which would leave two flaps (or
why not more?). The depth or amount of such cuts could be measured
to cure the restriction.
The phimotic ring is dorsally typically around 15 mms. away from
the tip of the foreskin. If we imagine a simple traditional slit 1
cm. through the inner and outer foreskin, this would (theoretically)
provide an extra width of around 1.60cms. More appropriate would be
a slit only on the inner foreskin exactly through the band of rigid
skin,. however such cuts must be around 30 to 40 mms. long and each
would provide an extra 25 to 35 mms. width - therefore several of these
little cuts would be necessary.
Houdelette suggests 4 or 5 mini slits in the inner foreskin to cure
relative phimosis (i.e. a mild phimosis retractable when flaccid).
With a full phimosis the operator would have difficulty getting at
the hidden phimotic band and then so many mini-slits would be necessary
that a simple "traditional" slit may be preferable.
On the one hand, methods of plastic surgery to relieve the phimotic
ring are in their infancy and hardly any doctor is familiar with them.
On the other hand even the most complex forms of plastic surgery on
the foreskin uses simple techniques which every surgeon is experienced
with. The end result is that such operations are comparatively simple.
In the context of the complex forms of beauty and cosmetic surgery
which are available these days, then such solutions have a place. The
main problem I can envisage is finding the courage to consult a cosmetic
surgeon and ask for any of these treatments.
library offers a variety of modern, creative medical studies exploring
new surgical treatments for phimosis. I fully support the creativity
in these studies, especially Preputial
Plasty demonstrates a rare thoughtfulness about the surgical treatment
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