So, I have a condition that will probably lead me to a circumcision surgery. First thing, I would like you to consider that my country, Brazil, is known for being behind the most modern scientific advancements which includes surgical procedures. I'm desperate for some "outside" advice on this matter, as what I have has been troubling me for the past years and now that it reached a "critical" point I have to make a decision about it. I have a ring on my penis foreskin that prevents it from freely retracting specially when its erect. The doctors I went to all said that it was a "rigid" skin that no longer offers elasticity, and that every time I pull it creates micro fissures that will make the problem worse and worse. I can retract all the way down when flaccid without difficulties, but it becomes almost impossible during erect. During intercourses it has sometimes came all the way down, even when completely erect. I know well that it can cause a condition called "paraphimosis" which is the swelling of everything in there because of built-up pressure and it is an emergency condition. I never had major problems pulling back, albeit the difficulty, even when erect. Still, the condition is hopeless it seems. I went to 4 different doctors and they all said I can't possibly "stretch" the skin, there is a very visible ring in there. I am finally considering surgery as the option to go, since I've had other problems related to this foreskin thing and I don't want to keep having these. Also, if it makes intercourse less difficult and dangerous, considering the possibility of paraphimosis. This last doctor I went to said he would only cut the excess, and the nonelastic ring part, so I could retract when erect and back without problems. This would leave about 1/3 of the head exposed, leaving me with a good 2/3 of skin. I am aware I will feel a lot of pain for 3 weeks time until its healed, I don't even want to think too much about it. From what I told you, is surgery the only option? Up to this point, everything was okay, until I asked him about the frenulum. He said that "this will have to go", and I almost freaked out. I'm like, "what?". Why would he need to remove the frenulum ? There are lots of nerves up there, and it might even mess up my physiology. I've seen cirumcisions that don't remove it, and my problem most likely doesn't demand its removal. He went back and said he could try not to remove it. So, there is the possibility of non-removal. I think I can bear the skin removal, I mean, from all the indications it is needed and its where the problem is. But not more than that, not the frenulum which is not, strictly speaking, excess skin :tears:. :tears::icon_sad: I'm having trouble dealing with this. I desperately need outside support from people that have some health knowledge in this area, have been cirumcised at adult or young age, or have endured similar situations I think I will truly freak out if I end up in a surgery that ends up removing what on my review is not necessary to treat this condition. I don't trust anybody, not even any of these doctors, specially when those surgeries are paid.