Circumcision

Circumcision (the removal of the foreskin of the penis) is a routine procedure for infants, and more often a personal choice for adolescent boys and adult men. In infants, it is often performed due to cultural or religious beliefs, because of hygiene concerns, or because parents want their son to resemble the father and other men in the family. There are many health and hygiene benefits attributed to Circumcision, including fewer urinary tract infections, lower risk for penile and prostate cancers and reduced risk of some sexually transmitted infections.

These pros and any cons – are best discussed with Mr Kode, in deciding whether circumcision is right for you or your child. Routine circumcision in infants is usually performed within the first 10 days after birth and involves clamping and cutting away of the foreskin. Pain relief for your baby is usually a local anaesthetic – either a topical cream or injection. Mr Kode will give you after-care instructions for keeping the area clean, and by seven to 10 days, the incision scab will fall off with only normal hygiene care required.

Cosmetic circumcision on adult males is an entirely different procedure in terms of technique. Usually performed as a day procedure under local or general anaesthesia, adult circumcision is done freehand, without clamps. The foreskin is cut away and the remaining skin edges joined together with
dissolvable stitches.

Following surgery, the penis may have a compression bandage applied to support the wound’s healing. After about four to six weeks you should be able to resume sexual activity.

Please feel free to contact us at our practice for a private consultation.

Labiaplasty

For some women, enlarged labia minora (the inner lips of the external female genitals) pose a health and lifestyle problem. You may experience irritation in tight clothing and discomfort when working out, swimming or cycling. You may have rashes and hygiene issues due to trapped moisture from the excess skin, and you may feel self-conscious in intimate relationships. In these cases, Mr Gary Kode recommends the reduction of the labia minora, otherwise known as Labiaplasty, to help relieve these issues.

The labia minora may become enlarged or loose as a result of ageing, childbirth, heredity, hormonal changes and sexual activity. Well aware of the sensitive nature of this condition, Mr Kode will treat your case with the utmost discretion. During a Labiaplasty procedure, Mr Kode removes excess skin from the labia minora. The incisions are then stitched with special dissolving sutures, which should result in smaller scars.

The procedure takes around one hour and is usually performed under local anaesthesia. While you will probably experience some post-surgical discomfort, pain medication should provide relief. Most patients can return to work after one week, although it’s best to avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks. Sexual activity can be resumed after around one month. Most women are very satisfied with the results of their Labiaplasty.

For further information about other Aesthetic plastic procedures such as Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation, contact our practice and your request will be attended to with the utmost discretion.