Like John K, i was diagnosed with phimosis about 7 yrs ago (age 55). It was sore and when the skin would crack, the stinging pain was fierce especially when having a pee. Sex was out as the skin would tear and bleed. Got it done and out same day from hospital. The bandage wrap was enormous but the recovery was fairly quick, probably 4-5 days but my cock looked raw and ugly at first but not sore at all. My lad is very sensitive since the removal though,and definitely different having sex or jerking off. It took a while to get used to it too, and initially I would get erections walking around as my knob would be rubbing off my briefs - sometimes useful but sometimes not. Happy out now but prefer the foreskin.