How to Get Rid of a Penile Adhesion or Skin Bridge

A penile skin bridge sometimes results from an untreated penile adhesion that may occur after a circumcision. If you had a circumcision as a child that left you with tight or thickened skin on the shaft or tip of your penis, Gentle Procedures has a solution for your discomfort.

A fast, simple, in-office procedure to remove the skin bridge will fix the problem.  Men and teens in the Dallas area are welcome to call us at 469-931-0684 to schedule an appointment for a removal.

How Does a Skin Bridge Happen?

Why do I have skin attached to my penis?

Sometimes after circumcision, skin on the shaft of the penis gets stuck near the glans or head. This is called a penile adhesion, and left untreated, an adhesion can develop into a skin bridge.

Though an uncommon complication, an adhesion can occur if too much foreskin is left behind after a circumcision or when fat on the pubis pushes the skin forward toward the glans. Adhesions may cause a discharge to be produced resulting from trapped oils, dirt or skin cells.

Some adhesions can be addressed with topical creams or may even be naturally resolved as erections stretch the skin. But should the skin attach itself permanently near the tip of the head – an area called the coronal margin, it creates a thicker connective tissue called a penile skin bridge.

If you have concerns about penile adhesion or a skin bridge, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice for a consultation.  Patients from Dallas and Fort Worth can see the doctor quickly.

Doctor McAuliff will do an examination and offer his recommendations on the best course of action.  If removal of the skin bridge is required, we will set up an appointment for the procedure.


A skin bridge is visible to the eye, as is a penile adhesion. The most common complaint regarding a skin bridge is the sensation of tugging or pulling on the penis during erection. This discomfort can affect arousal and sexual pleasure.

For some men, the issues are more cosmetic. The skin build up may not be uncomfortable but they are not happy with the appearance of the penis.  We see this in other areas of our practice as well, for example, with adult circumcision.  It’s not uncommon.

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But for other men, the problem is more severe. The skin bridge causes pain during erection and can be worse during intercourse. If too much dirt or oil become trapped, an unpleasant odor can arise.  Some men can even lose some sensation if too much of the glans is covered.

Fortunately, the treatment is simple and virtually painless. The procedure for a penile skin bridge removal typically takes less than a half hour.  We offer treatment for adolescents and men at our Richardson, Texas location.

Cost of Skin Bridge Removal

The cost for a penile skin bridge removal is $2200, with $400 as a deposit to hold the appointment and the balance of $1800 due on the day of the procedure. We do ask our patients to pay in full at the time of service. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.  If you do cancel and reschedule 7 days or more from the date of your appointment, the deposit will apply to the cost of the procedure.  If you cancel 6 days or less before the originally-scheduled appointment and you wish to reschedule the appointment then you will need to pay a new deposit.  We have this policy out of consideration for other clients who may have wished to schedule in that time slot but did not have the opportunity because it was held for you.  If you cancel very close to the appointment, someone else did not have a chance to schedule in that time slot.

We do not take insurance for the procedure.

It is our experience that insurance does not cover the cost of a skin bridge repair. Most insurance companies have a disclaimer that says they will only pay for procedures that are “reasonable and necessary”. Despite how the patient may feel about the necessity of this procedure, the insurance companies usually do not considerate it to be medically necessary and they do not pay for it. Thus, the medical group is not affiliated with any insurance companies and does not file insurance claims for the procedure.

Financing is available through Care Credit, including the possibility of a payment plan that is interest free for 6-months. Please call the clinic during business hours for more information.

Penile Skin Bridge Removal at Gentle Procedures DFW

When you arrive at the clinic, we’ll address any question may have. The procedure itself is quite simple.   Though men can get understandably nervous, there’s really no cause for worry.

Dr. McAuliff has devoted his practice to male reproductive health, including no scalpel vasectomy and circumcision for boys, teens and men.  The quality of care offered at our clinic is unsurpassed, our service is sensitive and professional.

Before and After Skin Bridge Removal

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Prior to the procedure, we will apply a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. The skin bridge will be released with a quick and virtually painless cut that separates the skin from the shaft or glans and relieves the tension.  There is minimal bleeding and the incision is closed with a skin glue. No stitches required.

As with any surgical situation, there is some risk, but for this procedure, it is minimal. It is important that you follow up with your aftercare to avoid any chance of infection. We will make sure you have all the instructions for your recovery period.

Discomfort with appearance, pain or pulling during erection are remedied by the procedure. You don’t have to endure a skin bridge, just call us at us at 469-931-0684.

Fixing an Infant Circumcision

If your child had a circumcision at another facility and you have concerns about excessive foreskin, please contact us and come in for a consultation. Penile adhesions are typically visible and may be caught before developing into a more permanent attachment.

Dr. McAuliff will examine your son and talk with you about how to best handle your child’s treatment.  Depending on the circumstances, there may be topical treatments that can help. But if removing the foreskin is recommended, we can address it right here at our  clinic.

You can stay with your son throughout the procedure – parents are always welcome to be with their child at our clinic.  Just call us to set an appointment at 469-931-0684.

The procedure is fast and we provide a soothing environment for your child to minimize any anxiety.

Relief from the Constriction of Skin Bridges

Whether your concerns are cosmetic or related to discomfort and pain, you can trust that you will be treated with sensitive and professional consideration. Our goal to is make you as comfortable as possible – before, during and after your procedure.  There is no reason to endure the discomfort of a penile skin bridge or be unhappy with your appearance.  Our Richardson clinic offers treatment options that bring immediate relief.

Our whole practice is dedicated to male reproductive health.  We welcome males of all ages from the Dallas – Fort Worth area.

Whether you’d like a vasectomy, a circumcision for yourself or your son or surgical services to improve penile function, we want you to choose us.  Dr. McAuliff and all our staff look forward to hearing from you.  Contact us today or call for an appointment during business hours.