Q. Can I have surgery to tighten my restoration ? Yes. But it is very easy to make it either too tight or too loose. It is better to continue restoring till some overhang is achieved. This will pucker naturally most of the time.
Q. How long will it take to complete a non-surgical restoration? Too many variables to give a concise answer. From 1 to 3 or more years. Tightly circumcised even longer.
Q. I am tightly circumcised . Will I be able to achieve a non-surgical restoration? Yes, but it will take considerably longer
Q. I have learned about restoration from the Internet. Why join NORM-UK? The larger the membership of NORM-UK, the greater weight we have to challenge circumcision in the UK and the world. Through NORM-UK we can support victims of circumcision come to terms with their mutilation and guide them if they wish to restore.
Q. Is it safe to restore while sleeping ? Yes, provided you can have an erection while using the method and that you can use the method for at least 6 hours without discomfort.
Q. Isn't a surgically restored foreskin a quick fix? No. It can never look as natural as a non-surgical restoration and many are very disappointed with the results.
We recommend non-surgical tissue expansion for the restoration of the foreskin since this enables the penile shaft skin to be expanded to cover the glans without any consequential scarring, discolouration or surgical complications. This approach ensures that the normal gliding function of the foreskin is retained. Surgical restoration takes skin grafted from elsewhere on the body with inevitable scarring, discolouration and hair cover. The surgically restored foreskin may lack the normal gliding functions and is unlikely to return the penis to its normal appearance. Of the personal cases known to NORM-UK, we do not know a single fully successful surgical restoration but we know of several that have gone disastrously wrong.
Q. My penis is bent on erection and I am tightly circumcised. Can I restore? Yes. By selectively working more on one side of the shaft than the other, the curve may be lessened or even cured.
Q. My penis is bent on erection due to Peyronies's Disease. Can I restore? Yes. But it is unlikely to alter the curvature.
Q. My restoration leaves me with hair up the shaft. What can I do about this? Each hair follicle can be destroyed by electrolysis. A simpler, painless but less permanent treatment is to shave the shaft.
Q. Some of the commercial devices for restoration seem very expensive. Do I have to buy one to succeed? No. Anyone can restore perfectly well using tapes and home-made pieces of equipment. However many commercial devices avoid using tape which can be advantageous.
Q.Is it safe to restore while I am sleeping? Yes, provided you can have an erection with the method used without pain and that you have used the method for at lest 6 hours without significant discomfort.
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