Surgery on the skin of the penis. The steroid cream makes it easier to stretch the skin. J Urol. Still, lymphedema can occur even when only one lymph node or the lymph nodes from only one part of the groin are removed. If the phimosis doesn't gradually improve and the child is having problems like difficulty peeing as a result, it's a good idea to see a doctor about it. If your cancer is large you might need to have part or all of your penis removed. Because of this unique circumstance no other plastic surgery faces such a risk to the woundDr. The foreskin covers the head or glans of the penis and is often removed at birth for personal or religious reasons. For babies under three months 2. The condition may also affect adults and circumcision is also used to treat men with balanoposthitis. IQWiG health information is written with the aim of helping people understand the advantages and disadvantages of the main treatment options and health care services. This is called a partial or total penectomy. Footnotes Conflict of Interest None. Open in a separate window.