Tight Circumcision Style: Is it Right for You?

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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What is Tight Circumcision Style? 

Tight circumcision style refers to circumcision procedure in which sufficient foreskin is removed so that the remaining skin feels “tight” when the penis is erect

There is no standard definition of “tight circumcision”.  As a result, “tight” circumcision” can mean different things to different people.  It is best to talk to your urologist at New York Urology Specialists who are performing circumcision to explain your preferences and to determine whether they are compatible with your medical needs and surgical approach that is used for circumcision.

In general, we do NOT perform very tight circumcisions at New York Urology Specialists as very tight circumcision can create significant sexual problems which include a feeling of tightness in the skin, penoscrotal web, sensation that the penis cannot fully expand.

“TIGHT” Circumcision is a Subjective Description

Tight circumcision can mean different things to different people.  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 tight circumcision is a “loose circumcision”.  Loose circumcision refers to circumcision where more of the redundant foreskin is left to allow for a full erection with some extra skin when the penis is fully erect. 

Between loose circumcision and very tight circumcision, there is a full range of options as to looseness and tightness of circumcision.   

What are the Benefits of Tight Circumcision?

In general, there are no significant benefits of very tight circumcision.   On the other hand, very tight circumcision can cause significant problems with a sexual function such as the feeling of tightness in the penis with erections, and sometimes pain, and may unmask or aggravate penoscrotal webbing.  Very tight circumcision is hard to correct – requires extensive and expensive surgery and can cause significant dissatisfaction.

Again, we do NOT perform very tight circumcisions at New York Urology Specialists. We aim for a fine balance where the circumcision is not too tight and not too loose.  Our extensive experience with hundreds of satisfied patients speaks for itself.

How Can Tight Circumcision be Performed?

Tight circumcision can be performed using any surgical technique including traditional sleeve circumcision or a clamp circumcision such as ShangRing or Plastibell.

Read Real Stories of men who underwent circumcision at New York Urology Specialists.

Read RealStories: Cosmetic circumcision for a 51-year old adult male

Read RealStories: Correction of the penoscrotal web in a 41-year-old man

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.

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 does Circumcised Penis 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


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

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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 fit your needs, 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 have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients. Find out our office hours or directions to our office.

We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.