Your surgeon will always discuss with you and recommend the treatment that is appropriate for you. During the consultation, the surgeon will also explain the treatment, its results and benefits, the duration of the result and the frequency of repeating the treatment.
Circumcision or Foreskin Removal
Circumcision or foreskin removal is a minor surgical procedure to remove the prepuce (foreskin) of the penis. This is commonly performed for religious reasons but primarily for medical reasons such as improved hygiene, cosmetic reasons and for the elimination of medical problems such as phimosis (where the foreskin is too tight), paraphimosis (where the foreskin is retracted and becomes too swollen to return to normal position) and balanitis (inflammation of the foreskin). Although most often performed on newborns, foreskin removal may be performed at any age with minimal pain and discomfort.
Foreskin (also called prepuce)
The prepuce is the part of the skin system of the penis covering the glans (head of the penis). The outer skin folds inward at the end of the foreskin. From this fold, to where it joins behind the glans is the moist mucosal area. The foreskin is a remnant of earlier stages of evolution where it was necessary to protect the glans from abrasion from undergrowth and tree branches. The foreskin serves no further purpose and can lead to phimosis, paraphimosis, balanitis, urethritis (inflammation of the urethra) and retained smegma.
WHERE THE SURGERY WILL BE PERFORMED
Circumcision is performed in our Harley Street clinic.
TYPE OF ANAESTHESIA
Circumcision is carried out under intravenous sedation so there will be no pain and you will sleep through the operation.
The procedure usually takes one to one and a half-hour.