What is a Circumcision?
Circumcision is removal of the foreskin of the penis, and can be done due to religious or cultural beliefs, as a matter of family tradition, for personal hygiene and preventative health care or due to a medical need.
Adult Circumcision Surgery Quick Summary
What is adult circumcision surgery?
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the penis. This may be for aesthetic reasons or due to medical problems with the foreskin such as:
- The foreskin being scarred and unable to retract. This is known as “phimosis”.
- Recurrent infections or inflammation of the penis.
- When the foreskin is too tight which cause pain or spraying when urinating.
- Recurring urinary tract infections.
Where is it done?: Dr. Verma performs adult circumcisions in men aged 18 years and above at Honeysuckle Day Hospital in Newcastle, a fully licensed and accredited day hospital.
Length of procedure: The procedure can take up to an hour.
Type of anaesthesia: General Anaesthesia.
Day surgery or inpatient stay?: Day Surgery
Costs vary depending upon the time taken and method of the procedure and the type of anaesthesia. Dr Verma will discuss this at the time of your consultation.
The adult circumcision surgery consultation
Who is a good candidate for circumcision surgery?
Circumcision is suitable for adult males experiencing medical problems associated with the foreskin of the penis, or for aesthetic reasons. Dr Verma performs circumcision in men aged 18 years and above
Not sure if circumcision is necessary?
We advise booking a consultation with Dr. Verma. He will be able to discuss your concerns and provide you with all the information that will assist you in your decision.
What to expect during the consultation?
During the consultation, Dr. Verma will take a medical history, perform an examination and discuss the procedure with you as well as recovery.
Circumcision Surgery Procedure
Where will the incisions/scars be?
As with all surgery, circumcision will leave a scar which is hidden in the edge of the foreskin. Dr. Verma will be able to discuss this with you at the time of your consultation.
What type of Anaesthesia will be used?
Dr Verma performs cicrcumcision under General Anaesthesia
What are the risks and complications of circumcision surgery?
With any surgical procedure, there are risks involved and most problems are easily treated and settle with time. Generally speaking, the surgery is quite safe.
General risks of any surgery include excessive bleeding, reaction to any of the medications (including anaesthesia), infection, poor healing or excessive scarring.
The occurrence of such complications depends mainly on whether you smoke, your general health status, how your body heals, as well as your post-operative recovery. Dr. Verma will discuss all risks and complications with you during a consultation, as well as techniques and medications which can minimize risks.
What are the side effects of circumcision surgery?
Although complications for circumcision are rare, the following risks, side effects and complications can happen in adult males. The most common complications include:
- Bleeding and infection
- Discomfort and swelling
- An unsightly looking wound area for approximately 10 days after the procedure
- Permanent reduction in sensation in the head of the penis – particularly during intercourse
- Tenderness around the scar
Rarer sides effects can result in foreskin problems and can include:
- The foreskin is cut too short or too long
- The foreskin failing to properly heal
- The remaining foreskin reattaching itself to the end of the penis requiring minor remedial surgery
- Inadvertent injury to the penis
Recovery after Circumcision Surgery
Care of the penis circumcision area and wounds
You will be provided with detailed instructions by Finesse Cosmetic Surgery with regards to care of your sutures, wounds etc.
The downtime is usually 3 – 4 weeks. The tip of the penis will often be sore at first and may appear red, swollen or bruised. You will need at least 1 week from work and some lifestyle modifications for up to 4 weeks including showering and bathing routines and avoiding strenuous exercise and aerobic activities, lifting heavy weights, running, jogging or cycling. Sexually active males will be unable to masturbate or have intercourse for a minimum of 6 weeks after circumcision.
When will you see results?
This will depend upon the technique used. Dr. Verma will discuss this with you at the time of your consultation.
What will be your follow up schedule?
Dr. Verma will see you one week post the operation and then organize subsequent follow-ups according to how you recover. All routine follow-up visits are bulk billed. Revision surgery for any complications carries an extra charge.
How long do the effects of circumcision surgery last for?
Circumcision is permanent. In the rare instance that the foreskin reattaches, a minor remedial surgical procedure will be necessary.