Religious beliefs or family tradition can influence circumcision.
When the procedure is performed on men, it may also be due to certain beliefs, usually pertaining to personal hygiene and preventative health care, such as to avoid the risks of STDs or urinary tract infections.
In many cases a circumcision becomes a necessary procedure when the adolescent or adult male is experiencing penile problems. This may be because the foreskin is too tight and has difficulty pulling back over the glans – a condition known as phimosis.
When circumcision is performed on newborn boys, it is usually undertaken 7 – 10 days after birth. The procedure is fairly simple and the foreskin is removed within 10 minutes.
When an older child or adult undergoes a circumcision a local anaesthetic is used. The actual procedure uses a scalpel or surgical scissors to remove the foreskin from just behind the head of the penis, applying small, dissolvable sutures or quarterisation to close the wounds.
An older child or adult may find recovery is longer than with a newborn, often taking up to 10 days for the penis to heal.
Our follow-up procedure will involve post-surgical appointments that assess the rate of your recovery, providing appropriate advice as to when certain activities can be resumed, including: returning to work, driving and having sex.
Aftercare advice such as: wearing loose clothing, washing and pain relief will be given to you before you leave the clinic, and you will need someone to drive you home.
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Treatment Summary at a glance
Up to 30 minutes
Better functioning of the penis
Swelling, bruising and tenderness
How does it work?
Circumcision is a surgical procedure that can be performed on babies (boys), boys and men.
There are a variety of reasons why the procedure is performed which can help the functioning of the penis by removing the foreskin (and releasing tautness at the end of the penis). Other reasons for having a circumcision can be religious or health related.
When circumcision is performed on newborn boys, it is usually undertaken 7 – 10 days after birth. When an older child or adult undergoes a circumcision a local anaesthetic is used.
The actual procedure uses a scalpel or surgical scissors to remove the foreskin from just behind the head of the penis, applying small, dissolvable sutures or quarterisation to close the wounds.
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Dr. SW Clinics will establish your suitability for this procedure at a comprehensive consultation. We will discuss your reasons for wanting the operation and assess your penis before explaining how the procedure is performed and the risks that are involved.
In short, yes, this procedure will incur a degree of sensitivity and discomfort. During the surgery we will use a local anaesthetic so at the time you will be completely numb. However, in the few days and weeks that follow, the end of the penis will be very tender. Dr. SW Clinics will ensure you are given necessary aftercare advice and a course of pain relief is highly recommended.
Circumcision is a very simple procedure that is often undertaken within 30 minutes.
It will take at least 10 days for the penis to heal from the surgery, and you may be advised to take this time off work so you can take it easy. It is to be expected that redness, swelling, bruising and discomfort will occur, and in some cases, small amounts of yellow fluid may also secrete. If the penis starts to bleed, throb or experiences pain when urinating, you should contact the clinic.
Circumcision has a high success rate and the results can depend on why you chose to have the procedure done. You can expect for a circumcision not to affect sexual functiong, sexual sensation or urinating.
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