The walk to freedom after Circumcision
Circumcision is a simple procedure with very few risks or complications but choosing to have it as an adult requires some initiative and planning in getting the right procedure. Expectations for circumcision and planning what is comfortable and suitable to the objectives should be discussed with the surgeon before the decision. Circumcision when performed using latest specialised procedures by highly experienced surgeons like laser circumcision surgery in Chennai, can fully heal much faster than conventional procedures. That’s because, convention circumcision techniques are time consuming and are still associated with common complications such as bleeding, oedema and unsatisfactory cosmetic results. Whereas, the benefits of minimally invasive techniques are faster and very simple with no fear of complications that allow quick healing.
Conventional circumcision can take 4 to 6 weeks for complete recovery
Conventional circumcision is an open surgery conducted through one of the three techniques, namely the dorsal slit, the forceps-guided method, and sleeve resection. A circumcision of any method at any age is normally expected to heal within a week. Open circumcision procedures are complex and extensively involve incisions, wounds and stitches that can cause pain and inflammation, requiring more time for complete recovery. Since the chances of infection are higher in an open circumcision, there is need to frequently change the dressing and avoid exposure to possible risks of infection. Conventional techniques of circumcision involve high chances of post operative bleeding that can delay complete healing time. Open circumcision can be more painful and prolong the recovery period by increasing the number of complications. The person may be advised to avoid having sex for at least 4 weeks after open surgery for circumcision. Common complications that can occur after an open circumcision procedure include bleeding, infection, side effects of anaesthesia, pain, foreskin being cut too long or too short, irritation on the tip of the penis and meatitis, which is an inflammation at the opening of the penis. A rare complication of open circumcision that can call for a second surgery is when the foreskin gets adhered to the end of the penis, not allowing it to heal completely. In all, open circumcision is more undesirable because there is a lot of caution needed to resume normal life routine until complete recovery.
Laser circumcision heals fully in 2 to 3 days
Laser circumcision is a highly precise procedure that uses laser energy to remove the foreskin. Laser circumcision offers a large range of indications because of the great precision that shortens the operating time and reduces complications related to bleeding. In comparison with the conventional circumcision method, the healing after laser circumcision takes only 2-3 days and complete recovery can be achieved within two weeks. Laser beam helps to ensure a dry field and swiftly induces the wound healing and remodelling process. Laser circumcision is more effective as compared to the conventional methods of circumcision as the laser surgery is performed as a daycare procedure where the person can go home on the same day. Considering the cost of circumcision surgery for adults in Chennai, laser circumcision is the best cost effective procedure for maximum benefits and most minimal risks. Laser circumcision surgery is one of the most advanced circumcision methods available and most preferred method of circumcision because of the following advantages that it offers:
- Permanent removal of foreskin with no scars and wounds
- Very less blood loss as compared to other techniques
- No hospital stay
- Procedure requires 30 minutes of operating time
- Pain-free procedure and recovery
- Quick recovery time
- Minimum follow-up required
- No risk of infection or inflammation
- Faster return to normal activities
ZSR/Stapler circumcision heals within 3 to 5 days
The stapler is a new device that was commercially developed in China and is now used everywhere to perform circumcision. ZSR Circumcision is a specialized circumcision technology that uses a surgical stapler to cut and seal the cut skin edges instead of standard scalpel and sutures. ZSR circumcision surgery removes the foreskin from the top of the penis and does not alter the length or girth of the penis. Stapler circumcision offers painless procedure with minimal blood loss that results in faster recovery. Circumcision with a stapler has certain advantages such as a short operative time, minimal pain, and a low blood loss volume and much faster recovery comparable with those of other circumcision methods because of its simplicity. Stapler circumcision is known to be associated with fewer complications than conventional circumcision, especially with respect to severe oedema and wound dehiscence. Stapler circumcision may have these advantages due to the short operative time, minimal tissue injury and lack of electrocautery. The procedure causes less pain after the surgery because the foreskin is cut completely with the stapler. Based on comparative studies, circumcision with the Shang Ring method can cause pain for 7 to 16 days which can get severe during spontaneous or nocturnal erections until the ring is removed. Stapler circumcision have shorter healing time whereas the Shang Ring method employs removal of the foreskin by necrosis, which leads to a relatively ischemic edge that requires more time to reconstruct the local blood circulation for wound healing after the ring is removed. Stapler circumcision have less wound dehiscence, whereas, there is a greater possibility of wound dehiscence in the Shang Ring method because no suturing is performed around the wound and dehiscence usually develops when spontaneous or nocturnal erection occurs. Complete recovery after stapler circumcision usually takes only 1 to 2 weeks.
The rate of healing after circumcision depends upon multiple factors that include anatomical abnormalities, medical comorbidities, surgical technique, sterility of the condition, training experience of the surgeon and the patient’s age. Latest surgical methods including laser circumcision surgery in Chennai offer completely error free, highly precise and minimally invasive circumcision procedures for faster healing time, pain free experience, quick recovery at home, low risk for complications and fastest return to work and sex.