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Circumcision is a simple operation to remove the foreskin from the penis. There are 2 types of circumcision. One is a full circumcision and the other is a preputioplasty which involves making small slits in the foreskin which help it stretch.
Who is the procedure suitable for?
Although common for babies and young boys, it can be undertaken�by men of all ages for one of the following reasons:
- if the foreskin is too tight or difficult to pull back. This condition�is known as phimosis;
- if the foreskin is tight and there's a risk that�it will get stuck. This is called paraphimosis and usually requires urgent attention;
- for cosmetic, religious or social reasons such as�non-therapeutic or ritual circumcision.
What can I expect?
The surgeon will trim the�foreskin then close the edges with either dissolvable stitches or special glue, or a combination of�both.��The penis may then be wrapped in a paraffin-based dressing to prevent rubbing.��The dressing�will be removed�after 24-48 hours at the clinic.�The procedure will usually take place under local anaesthetic as a day case.
Impartial and informative consultation
It is very important to discuss your goals and expectations before making a decision and we want you to be fully and properly prepared. Our consultations are held at our Brighton clinic. They are totally confidential and there's no obligation to proceed. To book a consultation, call on 01273 604444, email us or fill in our contact form.