How is a circumcision procedure performed?

The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthetic, which means you'll be unconscious throughout the procedure, however if you prefer a local anaesthetic which will numb your penis and the surrounding area during the operation, this can be arranged. 

We may give you an injection of antibiotics before the procedure, after you have been checked for any allergies to prevent post-operative infection, however this is decided on the day in consultation with your surgeon and anaesthetist.  

Circumcision is a relatively simple procedure. An incision will be made just below the head of the penis and the foreskin will be removed using a scalpel or surgical scissors. This leaves the glans (head of the penis) completely. Any bleeding can be stopped using heat (cauterised) and the remaining edges of skin will be stitched together using dissolvable stitches. These stitches usually disappear within 2 - 4 weeks.

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