We provide a comprehensive circumcision for adults to meet all needs, from first time circumcision to adults looking to rectify a previous circumcision. There are a few types of circumcision styles which can be viewed on the 'Types of Circumcision' page'. You can discuss the type of circumcision you would like with the doctor in the consultation which you will get before the circumcision. The circumcision is carried out under local anaesthetic which means you will be comfortable and pain free throughout the circumcision. We do not start the circumcision unless we have tested the penis to ensure the circumcision is completely pain free. Throughout the circumcision, you will be able awake and can speak to the doctor, watch TV or listen to music. The aftercare is very comprehensive, yet simple. We will explain the aftercare instructions to you and give you all the information in writing. Should you have any further questions, you will be able to contact us via phone, email or attend for free follow up appointments.
Forceps Guided Circumcision Method
This is the best and safest method for adult circumcision. After application of local anaesthetic, the foreskin is pulled in front of the head of the penis (glans). Special forceps is applied just in front of the head of the penis (glans) and the foreskin is removed with thermal cautery, guided by the smooth surface of the special forceps. This will give a clean and tidy cut. There is minimal bleeding with the use of the thermal cautery. Tiny dissolvable stitches are placed evenly to secure the wound during erections, whilst giving a clean and even circumcision line. The part of the stitch inside the body dissolves and the part outside will come off automatically.
Local anaesthetic Your Circumcision procedure will be carried out using a local anaesthetic. Local anaesthesia involves an injection which numbs the penis. It is used for a variety of minor surgical procedures. It allows quick, effective and painless surgery whilst you are still awake. You will be asked to keep quite still while the injection is given. You may notice a warm tingly feeling as the anaesthetic begins to take effect. Underwear Before attending for your circumcision appointment, please shave clean the pubic hair and bring along with you well fitting underwear such as tight briefs. Eating and drinking We advise you to have a normal breakfast or lunch and to continue to drink normally before your appointment. Medicines If you are taking medicines, you should continue to take them as usual, and you have tell us about any medication you are taking. Please bring them with you and show them to us. Toilets Please make use of the toilet facilities before your appointment so that you will feel more comfortable throughout your procedure. Driving and transport It is not essential for adults to be accompanied to and from the Clinic, but you may prefer this and feel happier if someone is available to take you home. If you plan to drive after having a procedure performed under local anaesthetic, you must contact your insurance company to check that you are covered by your insurance. Stitches The stitches (sutures) dissolve and disappear naturally. Your wound may need to be checked at a follow-up appointment. Further information may be given to you about this. Smoking Smoking and smoky atmospheres may affect your healing process. Please avoid smoking or smoky atmospheres before your appointment and until your wound has healed. Pain We recommend that you take a pain killer before the numbness of the local anaesthetic wears off, as you may experience some discomfort then. Take any mild painkiller that you would normally take for a headache. Always read and follow the instructions, warnings and dosage on the bottle or packet. Further questions Should you need any further advice or have any questions, our staff will be happy to answer any concerns or questions you may have.