The Surgical Process of Circumcision:
Circumcision is done for both boys and men. There are similarities and differences in the procedures for both.
Newborn circumcision is often done in the hospital nursery, usually within 10 days after birth.
For this circumcision, the baby will lie on his back with his arms and legs restrained. After the penis and surrounding areas are cleansed, an anaesthetic will be injected into the base of the penis or applied to the penis as a cream. A special clamp or plastic ring will be attached to the penis, and the foreskin will be removed.
Afterward, the penis will be covered with an ointment like topical antibiotic or petroleum jelly and wrapped loosely with gauze. The procedure normally takes about 10 minutes.
Circumcision is similar for older boys and adults. However, the procedure might need to be done under general anaesthesia and recovery may take longer. There is also a greater risk of complications when done later in life.
Circumcision is a relatively safe and simple procedure.
Recovery Process After Circumcision:
The recovery period after circumcision is seven to ten days. The tip of the penis will be sore at first, and the penis might look red, swollen or bruised. You might also notice a small amount of yellow fluid on the tip of the penis.
In the case of newborn circumcisions, the infant may be fussy as the anaesthetic wears off. At that time the parent or doctor must hold him gently without putting pressure on the penis.
You can wash your penis or your baby’s penis as it heals. Newborns must have their bandage changed with each diaper change, and apply a dab of petroleum jelly to the tip of the penis to keep it from sticking to the diaper. Change your baby’s diaper often, and make sure the diaper is loosely fastened.
If there’s a plastic ring instead of a bandage, it will drop off on its own — usually within about a week. Once the penis heals, wash it with soap and water during normal bathing.
Problems after circumcision are uncommon. Contact the doctor if:
– Normal urination doesn’t resume within 12 hours of the circumcision
– There’s persistent bleeding
– There’s foul-smelling drainage from the tip of the penis
– The plastic ring remains in place two weeks after the circumcision
How We Will Help You During the Recovery Process:
If you come to the Chennai Circumcision Clinic you will get first-class care and treatment from us. The procedure will be painless and easy for you. We have the doctors and surgeons who have the skills and experience needed to do a safe circumcision surgery for you.
After the surgery is done, your care team will give you a contact number to call in case you experience any problems or have any concerns. We will also give you details about your follow-up appointment, which may be at the hospital or with your GP.
Before you leave the hospital, you will be given pain killing medicine, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. If you suffer from increased redness, bleeding, persistent pain or throbbing of your penis, please contact us.
We will be at your service in case of any emergencies or complications.