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.