According to a report released Tuesday from The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Mayo Clinic, a radical new procedure has been developed by scientists at the Helsinki Institute in Stokholm that will allow men who have previously undergone circumcision surgery to permanently reverse the procedure.
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the prepuce, or foreskin, of a male. The word circumcise literally means “to cut around.” Circumcision is common for newborn males in certain parts of the world, including the U.S. Circumcision after the newborn period is possible, but it’s a more complicated and painful procedure.
For many families, circumcision is a religious ritual. It can also be a matter of family tradition, personal hygiene or preventive health care. For others, however, circumcision seems unnecessary and disfiguring, and after the procedure, it, unfortunately, isn’t generally possible to re-create the appearance of an uncircumcised penis.
With the recent innovations in laser surgery, Nail Enterprises has procured over thirty patents in regards to this new technology. While many procedures are still decades away, The Journal of Western Medicine states in their November/December issue; “The results of preliminary lab studies in newborns and prisoners have resulted in the overwhelming majority of test subjects accepting the foreskin transplant with high levels of success.”
Recent Circumcision Innovations
- Foreskin Transplant: Many families continue to cling to the ancient Hebrew tradition of physical mutilation, allowing others to reap the whirlwind. Outpatient laser procedures now allow for the removal, preservation, and transplant of the prepuce. Used, adult foreskin will be available for moderate expense with newborn skin being prized and highly valuable.
- New Options: Dr. Hans Greuber, a pioneer of foreskin transplant surgery, recently released a report providing evidence that replacement prepuce now offers choices in both size and skin pigment. Procedural options now include tint and shade choices and many recipients are opting to replace their lost foreskin with that of darker or lighter colors. Trademark techniques such as the “patchwork quilt” can now allow your member to be safely snuggled away in a mosaic of color.
- Eyelid Skin: Stem cell research has shown that in the absence of prepuce, eyelid epidermis provides a reasonable substitute in test subjects. With the gentle feel of actual foreskin, not even your partner will know the difference.
- Animal Prepuce: Although still in its infancy, the use of foreskin from primates; family Cebidae, has proven to be a viable and cost effective option for many. Other successful trials involving alternatives such as the domestic pig and the common Eurasian wild boar (Sus scrofa) have continued to pave the way for innovations and discoveries.
- Scrotal Tissue: In an absence of available foreskin, scrotal tissue has proven to be yet another transplant option in the making. Dr. J. Allen of the Digby Group in Seattle, was quoted on a recent episode of the Dr. Phil program, “As your scrotum begins to stretch with age, it begins to resemble that of an inverted high-altitude weather balloon. This extra flesh is a reasonable substitute for foreskin and our specialists can now take some of that extra skin from the top of your punching bag and use it to replace your lost and forgotten flesh.”
Related concerns center around repeated operations and the potential adverse physical conditions. As with other cosmetic procedures, ongoing surgeries can result in negative outcomes and in this case, a condition where the testicles literally sit above the shaft. Consult your physician before proceeding with any foreskin donations or scrotal reduction procedures.
Don’t wait, donate! For the time being, newborns continue to provide a bank of foreskin tissue for transplant recipients, but as modern parents continue to alter their traditions and mores, skin banks will decrease and donations will be imperative. Organ donors now have the option to recycle their prepuce for future generations. There’s really no sense in taking it with you.
In conclusion, for years psychiatrists have been aware of the devastating, long-term effects that result from involuntary circumcision at birth. If you are one of the millions of men around the world who have been mutilated with no consultation, help is on the way. The days of living exposed and cold with no respite from the trials of this world may well be a thing of the past.