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Consumer group warns men against quick foreskin snip

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In this article it seems the NCAC just issues a caveat emptor when perhaps it should be naming and shaming some of the money-grubbing doctors involved in the scams. That'll be the day.

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If I were a man and I wanted surgery done on my privates and saw an ad for what I needed that cost $500-1000 and thought, "Hey, I can afford this." but come to find out that the cheap surgery wasn't recommended then told about the better procedure costing easily over $10,000, well... I would say, "Thanks for the explanation, I should have done my homework. Good bye." Who the heck doesn't do some research before taking advantage of a deal, especially a surgical procedure on your privates?!?

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A snip at half the price ! (With consequences)

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I don't understand this at all. If phimosis is enough of a problem that treatment is needed, wouldn't the health insurance kick in? And why on earth would a simple snip cost a million yen?

What does a penis with a 'shabby appearance' look like? I'm no expert, but none of the 'normal' ones I've seen have exactly been eye-candy. Their owners seemed quite happy with them though, and kept them tucked safely away in their knickers most of the time.

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Sorry... I really don't mean to put the article totally down.... but as usual a very important figure was left out, probably because they just do not know or for lack of properly investigating. How many men underwent this surgery between 2011 and 2015? If a million guys did it... then 1 out of a thousand is worth taking the chance. But if just 20,000 men did it, then yes, be careful.

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I wanna know how they can justify charging ten grand for an opp that's not much more complicated than trimming a hang nail.

@Cleo -What does a penis with a 'shabby appearance' look like? I'm no expert, but none of the 'normal' ones I've seen have exactly been eye-candy.

The same could be said even more so for women's bits.

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I don't understand this at all. If phimosis is enough of a problem that treatment is needed, wouldn't the health insurance kick in?

Not if it's biyou seikei. The fact that they are advertising 'this surgery for x amount' indicates that it's plastic surgery places. They're not under the insurance plan, they can charge what they want, sign you up and snip you the same day, things you couldn't do at a hospital covered by insurance.

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Oh my, this procedure has been done millions of times in a matter of seconds. Regardless whether you agree it should be done or not, how can someone screw it up in Japan?

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Circumcision is a very minor procedure that even medical interns are already experts of the procedure.

There's a chance that those who performed the operation were not M.D.'s.

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Phimosis is basically 'therapeutic' circumcision. In oz and a few other countries it's covered by medicare and/or private insurances.

I thought, and still think, that if a J doctor reckons a patient needs this type of surgery this is not 'optional' as the article says and will therefore be covered?

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private insurance

LOL

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Just trim the sides, and take a little off the top...?

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These hospitals should just import a few of them Mohels from Israel to do the job! Theyd do a far better job, wouldnt shy away from making a few Yen - and may just convert a few of the patients at the same time!

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$500 - 1000 for the trim. Plus tip?

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"The painful issues caused by surgical blunders included swelling, heavy bleeding, tissue decay and erectile dysfunction, the NCAC explained in a report that will make many readers wince."

Especially male readers!

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what would happen if the op didn't go to well IE if the patient got an infection? would/could he go back to the clinic and get some anti biotic's or if its more serious, and it require a trip to a hospital to rectify a major problem, who picks up the medical tab afterwards? would the insurance pay up because its not an op that they have authorised? and if the insurance won't pay up how or could you sue the clinic for a botch job? and would you because of the embarrassment?? "you takes your risks you pays your money"

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Circumcision is a very minor procedure that even medical interns are already experts of the procedure.

People performing circumcisions actually do get it wrong, so their expertise shouldn't be assumed. And it isn't a minor procedure.

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The same could be said even more so for women's bits.

I'd dispute the 'even more so' bit, but yes, it's what they do that's important, not what they look like. I can't think of any bigger turn-off than a partner who is oohing and aahing over what your bits look like - except if s/he's shaking his/her head and tut-tutting in disappointment at the view. In either case, I think I'd be looking for a new partner.

Not if it's biyou seikei.

But why would/how could anyone associate biyou with a willy?

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There is a simple steroid cream solution...

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Mohels from Israel to do the job!

There is the JCC in Tokyo. The Jewish Community Center. The Rabbi can get you in contact with a Mohel here in Tokyo. They will even let you watch the operation.

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Phimosis is now being treated with foreskin restoration therapy, which was invented by circumcised guys who have lost penile sensitivity and developed erectile dysfunction caused from when the circumciser cuts too much flesh and nerves of in infancy. Phimosis is also caused by doctors who don't know how to properly care for a child's intact penis and forcefully rips them open as infants and children causing scarring, infections, bleeding. Circumcisers can't make any money from foreskin restoration, because it is a manual/do-it-yourself at home technique. So the circumcisers hide the truth from their patients, and try to deceive them so they can make even more money.

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i guess most guys do not want to remove the entire foreskin but rather just the top part which is narrowed from phimosis so they have to worry about the remaining foreskin healing properly and looking natural. Still, it shouldn't be anything as extreme as to warrant a $9000 difference in price tag. I'm also guessing a lot of the complications result from the physicians not instructing them properly on what to do during the recovery phase or not offering inclusive deals which also have followup visits for check-ups. Surely even if it's considered a cosmetic procedure it's still something one could get done at a normal hospital and for only a fraction of the cost even without insurance coverage? All hospitals which accept NHI have their prices on medical procedures standardized even if you don't use NHI to pay for it. The victims in this case are sadly not only the victims of crappy surgeons but also the victims of their own insecurities and impulse-spending. Some of the advertisements in both men and women's fashion magazines are quite extreme and it's surprising what they can publish legally, the government really should regulate the cosmetic surgery field as well as its advertising practices a lot better.

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