Circumcision can be an anxious time, especially for parents when it comes to their son. Here at Circumcision in London, we take out the worry as you can be sure that your son will receive the best possible care. We perform circumcision under local anaesthetic, so that, your son will not feel any pain during the circumcision and we give you comprehensive aftercare to follow to ensure he is as comfortable as possible afterwards. When you come in to the clinic, there will be a consultation where we will explain what we are going to do step by step and answer any questions you may have. When you are comfortable, we begin by giving your son local anaesthetic. We wait a few minutes for the anaesthetic to work and then test him before starting the circumcision, showing you exactly how he does not feel any pain. It is only once you say that you are happy that your son does not feel any pain, we begin the circumcision. The circumcision at this age will only take about 10 minutes, but the local anaesthetic will last for about 2 hours. Once we finish, you will be able to put on his nappy and his trousers and take him back home normally. Once that wears off, then you have our aftercare instructions which we explain to you and give you in print. This will tell you exactly what you need to do to make sure your son is as comfortable as possible.
Plastibell® Circumcision (Ring Method)
This procedure is usually used with young infants and toddlers. A plastic ring fits around the head of the penis (glans) and a thread is tightened around it. This thread will cut the blood supply from the foreskin which will eventually die and fall off with the ring usually within 3-14 days. It is very similar to the umbilical cord which eventually dies and falls off.
Preparation for Circumcision
The circumcision will be carried out under local anaesthetic and preparation is very minimal. You will be required to bring the following with you:
Bottle of milk or dummy (if your son takes one)
Your son's red book
The aftercare we give our patients is very comprehensive, yet simple. Once we finish the circumcision, we will show you how to apply your son's nappy which can be placed immediately. The aftercare sheet will also explain how to wash your son and what to expect over the coming days. There are illustrations to follow and we are always available for contact if you have any further questions or concerns. We can be reached via phone, email or in person with our free follow ups.