Circumcision is the total or partial removal of the foreskin, which is the skin that covers the tip of the penis, by a surgical procedure. It is effective to correct disorders such as phimosis (which prevents the foreskin from being pulled back to uncover the glans) and paraphimosis (most often due to an inflammation of the foreskin). Circumcision is widespread universally, and many parents prefer to perform it on new-borns, not as prescription, but for cultural reasons. It is a very simple operation, which lasts only a few minutes, and does not require general anaesthesia. The recovery of the patient is also very fast, within a few days they can go back to their normal routine.