|Originally posted by Last Minute
Why won't they follow the same procedure during "Routine Infant Circumcisions" instead of guessing how much flesh to strip from the penis? Is it because the foreskin itself "has" to be ripped from the head of the penis to begin with?
No, it's because infant circumcision is a crush and slash kind of procedure. There is no concern as to where the scar is or how much mucosal remains. There is little concern for the cosmetics as the only one to complain won't be able to complain for many years and will most likely regard whatever he gets as normal. Infant circumcision is done with the procedure that is most convenient for the doctor. Quick, down and dirty! NEXT!
It's very different for an adult. The doctor has a patient to please. The cosmetic results must be very good for the patient to accept it. Some men even specify how much mucosal is to remain and the angle of the scar. The cutting is done sans crushing and the skin is stitched back together. I suspect this method allows the blood supply to make new connections better and for nerves to better re-establish their pathways. The adult also gets to specify if he wants a loose circ or a tight circ.
The difference is shown in the time involved. An infant circ takes about 5 minutes while an adult circ takes 30-45 minutes.