Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis. A fairly common procedure in certain parts of the world, circumcision is regarded as a religious ritual for certain cultures. Apart from that, many also opt for circumcision due to family tradition, personal hygiene or preventive health care.
There have been many proven benefits to circumcision, such as:
✅ Easy hygiene maintenance
✅ Decreased risk of urinary tract infections
✅ Decreased risk of sexually transmitted infections
✅ Prevention of penile problems
✅ Decreased risk of penile cancer
The penis and surrounding area will be cleaned and followed by the application of anesthetic to ensure zero pain and discomfort during the procedure. The doctor will attach a special clamp to the penis and the foreskin will be removed. A topical antibiotic will be applied to prevent infection and the penis is then wrapped loosely in gauze. The entire procedure generally takes about 30 minutes and the recovery period is relatively quick in about 7 to 10 days.
Healing will take approximately 10 days following the procedure. Patient will be advised to take 1 week break from work. Sexual intercourse and strenuous activities should be avoided for 4 weeks after the surgery. Discomfort and swelling around the head of the penis after the surgery are normal. Pain medications will be prescribed by our surgeon to ease the discomfort.