Circumcision/ Frenuloplasty

Circumcision/ Frenuloplasty

What is a Circumcision

A circumcision is an operation where the foreskin of the penis is surgically reemoved. The foreskin is the sleeve of tissue that covers the head of the penis. The usual reason for doing this is for scarring of the

foreskin that makes it uncomfortable or painful to retract. It may be so tight in some men that it cannot be retracted at all.

A general anaesthetic or high level of sedation is usually given for this procedure, but other forms of anaesthesia are available if indicated. A local anaesthetic nerve block is usually used at the time of the procedure to help with the post-operative pain relief. After removal of the foreskin, fine sutures are used to join the edges of skin together just below the head of the penis (glans).

A circumcision is usually a day procedure which means that an overnight stay is not required.

What to expect afterwards

There will be a light dressing over the penis. Once you are awake, comfortable and have passed urine then you are able to go home. A script for pain relief will be given for you to take with you.The sutures applied are self dissolving in nature.