Circumcision is the surgical removal of foreskin. Foreskin covers the head of a flaccid penis. When the penis is erect, the foreskin pulls back to reveal the penis. During a circumcision , a doctor cuts away a portion of the foreskin and reattaches the section that remains to create a shorter section of skin.
Circumcision in men
Circumcision (male) - Mayo Clinic
Circumcision is surgery to remove the skin that covers the head of the penis. This is called the foreskin. Your doctor "pushed" the foreskin from the head of the penis and trimmed it off. He or she sewed down the edges using small stitches that will dissolve. Your doctor may have used any one of a number of techniques to do this.
Before circumcision, the foreskin covers the tip of the penis glans. After circumcision, the tip of the penis is exposed. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis.
It is one of the oldest and most common surgical procedures. A male may undergo this procedure for religious, social, medical, or cultural reasons. However, not all health authorities agree, and the recommendations remain somewhat controversial. Circumcision is fairly common in the United States. In fact, according to the CDC,