It was done for medical reasons (phimosis)
Yeah the whole shaft has a slightly harder feel to it like its just a bit stiff at all times. I had never really seen let alone touch the head of the penis so I can't comment there.
I still have a bunch of stitches in. They are dissolvable and they haven't all dissolved yet so I haven't masturbated in 3 weeks. I'm doing an unplanned nofap I guess haha. I can now confirm that nofap is bullshit