Foreskin Restoration
A resource for techniques, advice, and information about non-surgical foreskin restoration

Foreskin restoration
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This website focuses on the MTC method and strongly recommends it, but there are numerous alternatives. Described below are just a few tape-based methods:

Tape-based methods

BUFF method
The BUFF method (Brothers United for Future Foreskins) was the first modern-day non-surgical method of foreskin restoration to gain widespread acceptance. It consists solely of cross-taping (which it calls "tape strap") followed by ring-taping ("tape ring"). It has been practiced successfully since 1982, although as it does not use (and, indeed, advises against using) tension, it is one of the slowest restoration methods.

Many methods make use of T-taping in one form or another, including the MTC method, but in the original form developed in the early 1990s, two long strips of three or four inch wide cloth tape are folded lengthwise and stuck together, producing a single T-tape with a very long tab. This T-tape is wrapped around the penis either over the scar line or the point of equilibrium (P.O.E.) of the remaining inner foreskin and the outer foreskin combined with the shaft skin. The tab is then gathered and clipped or tied to an elastic belt. In terms of speed, it is a great improvement over the BUFF method, but using a single T-tape, it is difficult to control the foreskin's growth and shape.

Canister method
In this method, a 35mm film canister is wrapped in tape, sticky side out. The canister is then squeezed over the glans penis (a cut-out may need to be made to accommodate the frenulum if yours is intact) and the remaining foreskin rolled up and onto the tape. More tape is then wrapped around the foreskin to secure it to the canister. The canister can then be either attached to an elastic belt or weight, or it may be packed with gauze, which provides tension by pushing against the glans penis.

Second Skin method
The Second Skin method is simply cross-taping using adjustable extenders: Second Skin Cones. Second Skin also has weighted cones available, which provide a greater amount of tension than an ordinary silicone extender.

Foreskin Natural Restorer
This method is essentially a modified form of ring-taping using an adjustable extender, the Foreskin Natural Restorer, to provide a small amount of tension.

PUD method
This method uses the PUD (Penile Uncircumcising Device), a stainless steel weight that the remaining foreskin is taped onto.

BUD method
BUDs (British Uncircumcising Device). Types A through D are tape-based weights very similiar to the PUD device. Type E is described on the Tape-less methods page.

Foreballs are also stainless steel weights, but they are shaped differently from the PUD and use a different taping style.

BUFF tape strap



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Although non-surgical foreskin restoration has been practiced since antiquity and modern tape-based techniques like the method described here have been successfully implemented for over twenty years, the information on this website should not be construed to be medical advice. Consult with your physician if you have any questions, concerns, or problems.