When someone accidentally sustains a laceration or a cut on their skin, this skin will need to be stitched up;,
but first, the edges of the wound needs to be numbed up with a local anesthetic, like Lidocaine, so that there will be no pain when cleaning, debriding the wound before it is stitched up.
This is similar to what the Dentist does when he is working on a tooth.
The circumcision procedure is essentially the same, except it may be done as an elective request from the patient or as as result of a medical condition like Phimosis.
Phimosis. is a condition that is referred to when the excess foreskin forms a band of thick scarred tissue as a result of recurrent infection.
This scarred foreskin tissue becomes a tightly closed ring that it interferes with the urination, and it can't be retracted for cleaning or it becomes infected.
The circumcision surgical procedure itself is a process of removing the excess foreskin for several very important reasons: The penis structure itself remains untouched.
1. It makes it easier to clean the penis for proper hygiene. It reduce the risk of urinary tract infections prevents causing painful urination, inflammation of the head of the penis.
2. Removing of the foreskin provides a reduced risk of “germs” hiding under it, like HIV, penile cancer, cancer of the cervix in female sex partners and some sexually transmitted infections (STIs).