Loose Circumcision:  An Option for Men Undergoing Circumcision at New York Urology Specialists

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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What is Loose or Lax Circumcision Style? 

Loose circumcision style is a circumcision procedure in which sufficient foreskin is left so that circumcision does not feel tight when the penis is erect. 

There is no standard definition of loose circumcision.  As a result, “ loose circumcision” can mean different things to different people

It is best to talk to your surgeon who is performing circumcision to explain what your preferences are and whether they are compatible with your medical needs and the surgical approach use for circumcision.

“Loose” Circumcision is a Subjective Description

Loose circumcision can mean “not making circumcision too tight” for some men when the penis is erect.  It may mean leaving redundant skin so that the glans is partially covered with the penis is not erect.  Because anatomy varies, some men are “growers” and others are “showers”, the amount of foreskin that can be removed depends on each patient’s skin characteristics.

The opposite of loose circumcision is a tight circumcision.  Tight circumcision refers to circumcision with as much of redundant foreskin removed as possible, within reason, to allow for a full erection without much of extra skin when the penis is fully erect.  Some men think or desire to have a ‘tight’ foreskin in a non-erect or flaccid state, which is difficult to achieve in most men and can lead to severe complications when the penis enlarges when erect.

Between loose circumcision and very tight circumcision, there is a full range of options as to looseness and tightness of circumcision.  At one extreme of loose circumcision is a partial circumcision, where only a small amount of foreskin is removed for example to solve the problem of phimosis in men with phimosis.

It should be noted that for men who wish to have religious circumcision, bris, very loose circumcision does not qualify from a very strict religious perspective, as the foreskin needs to be below the corona of the penis when the penis is flaccid.  Talmudic interpretations are a subject for discussion.

Where to Get Adult Circumcision in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day circumcision treatment for men

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5545 or make an appointment online.  

We perform cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty and offer treatment for phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and redness. We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our prices are affordable with or without insurance. 

What are the Benefits of Loose Circumcision?

In general, there are no significant benefits of very loose circumcision or very tight circumcision.  Leaving too much foreskin can cause irritation when the foreskin rubs against the glans, and may not solve recurrent balanitis if that is the reason for having circumcision.  On the other hand, very tight circumcision can cause significant problems with sexual function and may unmask penoscrotal webbing.

Loose versus Tight Circumcision

There are no significant benefits from either a very low dose of very tight circumcision. In men who have difficulty keeping the condom on during sex leaving the circumcision too lose will not solve the problem with keeping the condoms on. On the other hand, making the circumcision too tight may create a set of other problems.

At New York Urology Specialists we have extensive experience treating men and individualize circumcision to each man’s anatomy to achieve “the golden middle”.

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Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Circumcision and Treatment of Penile Problems?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, and penile frenuloplasty. We treat men with phimosis, balanitis, BXO, penile skin bridges and other penile problems such as symptoms of pain, irritation, and cuts on the penis, foreskin problems, and genital warts.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual and erection problems in men.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
  • Extensive Experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, surgery including circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, ShangRing Circumcision, as well as complex penile surgery including penile plication for Peyronie’s disease, and penile implant surgery for ED.

What do Circumcision Styles Look Like?

You can find pictures of circumcision as well as before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

Scheduling Appointments for Circumcision at New York Urology Specialists


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Circumcision With Fast Recovery at New York Urology Specialists

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexual problems in men.  We understand the challenges that penile problems such as pain in the penis, cuts on the foreskin, irritation, and curvature create for our patients, their relationships and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for penile problems including appearance concerns, foreskin problems, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction that fits your needs, your lifestyle and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with sexual problems that include penis problems, scrotal problems, and erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for any problem that affects the penis.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for men’s sexual problems.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex Penis and Foreskin Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5211 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  We offer circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, penoscrotal web repair, testicular implants, inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED, and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5545.

We offer affordable, highest-quality urology care with or without insurance.   Find out our office hours or directions to our office. We offer weekday, weekend and evening office hours.

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