While hatafas dam bris is clearly valid for a convert who is already circumcised, is this considered bedieved? Suppose a man who is not already circumcised intends to convert.
Suppose he is also considering medical circumcision for reasons unrelated to conversion. Or perhaps, suppose there is a non-Jewish surgeon whom he feels more comfortable with.
Would it be halachically preferred for him avoid the non-Jewish circumcision and just wait for giyur? That is to say, is there any halachic preference to him getting a full circumcision from a mohel lechatchilah, rather than going ahead with a non-Jewish circumcision beforehand with the intent of getting hatafas dam bris later?