Gentle Procedures Clinic is pleased to serve Western Australia with virtually painless circumcision for men of all ages.
About Adult Circumcision in Perth
Adult circumcision is one of the procedures that generates the largest number of questions at our Perth circumcision clinic.
Men considering circumcision post adolescence understandably have many concerns about the procedure and aftercare.
This post offers some information intended to answer the more common and general inquiries from adult men about circumcision at a mature age.
Adult Circumcision Procedure
At Gentle Procedures Perth or doctor performs adult circumcision procedures with the Pollock Technique™. Gentle Procedures Clinic is the only authorized Australian provider of Pollock circumcision in our clinics across the country.
What is Pollock Technique™ Circumcision?
The Pollock method uses a combination of our local anesthetic and quick surgical technique, with the Mogen Clamp and use of skin glue.
With the introduction of our skin glue closure method, we have been able to obtain an improved cosmetic outcome without the typical multiple suture track marks in the mucosa and skin compared with conventional circumcision. In addition, glue closure is relatively quick compared to traditional circumcision in hospitals.
The Pollock Technique™ has been successfully employed in many tens of thousands of procedures for babies, boys, and men.
Circumcision and Frenuloplasty
Some men come to us for adult circumcision only to find that penile frenulectomy or frenuloplasty is what they may actually need to resolve discomfort they experience with erection.
Frenulectomy or frenuloplasty can be done on both circumcised and uncircumcised men. A frenulectomy is an in-office procedure that can alleviate the pain sometimes associated with a tight band of tissue between a penis’ shaft and the glans on its underside.
A tight frenulum can exist independent of whether a man has been circumcised, and it can create a tight and curved section of the penis that is susceptible to micro-trauma, causing bleeding and painful erections.
The frenulectomy procedure involves the removal of the restricting tissue for increased range of motion in the penis and enhanced sexual pleasure due to the end of pain with erection.
The procedure (done in under 20 minutes) is performed using a long-acting local anesthetic and generally results in instant relief after a brief recovery period of several days.
A consultation is required prior to scheduling an adult circumcision or frenulectomy so that we can help ensure you make a fully informed decision, and so that our doctor can assess your case and confirm if circumcision is recommended.
Adult Circumcision – Frequent Questions in Perth
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure itself usually takes about 15 minutes once the anesthetic has taken effect. Generally, plan to be in our office for about 1.5 hours.
Does adult circumcision hurt?
We employ a highly effective local anesthetic to ensure you are numb prior to proceeding.
How long does the recovery take?
In all cases, the minimum length of time will be 6 weeks before the wound heals.
When can I go back to work after an adult circumcision?
For those with an office job, you may return in 2-3 days. For those who work physical jobs, we suggest you rest for 5-7 days.
What kind of activities can I do or not do?
After your first week of taking it easy you may resume regular activities as long as you are pain free, including sports or going to the gym. You should avoid any activity that puts pressure on the penis or scrotum for at least 3 weeks (biking etc.). No contact sports for 6 – 8 weeks.
When can I have sex or masturbate?
You should not have sex or masturbate for 6 weeks after getting circumcised as an adult.
How much pain should I expect during recovery?
Most adult circumcision patients find that there is minimal pain post-operatively. Expect some mild discomfort after your procedure for a couple days just like with any surgery, after which there may be some discomfort during the first 2 weeks with nocturnal erections, but they are generally mild and relieved with paracetamol or ibuprofen.
How long after circumcision will it hurt to have an erection?
About 1 – 2 weeks.
Adult Circumcision Cost
The fees for an older boy or adult circumcision procedure at our Perth clinics are based on the age of the patient.
Circumcision for Men at Any Age
There are several reasons why men may choose to get circumcised at an adult age. Some require circumcision as a cure for conditions like phimosis (an overly tight foreskin) while others choose circumcision for cosmetic and personal reasons.
Whatever the reason for your choice to have circumcision later in life, we will be pleased to consult with you and schedule a surgery at your convenience.
We are sometimes asked; “Am I too old to get circumcised?” and the answer is almost invariably “no”. Men and youth of all ages have the surgery at our Perth circumcision clinic. The most common age range for adult circumcision is 20 – 40 years old, but the procedure is regularly performed on a larger age range as requested for medical and personal reasons.
Our medical team is experienced at circumcising men of all ages and have performed thousands of circumcision procedures.
Once you make the decision to have yourself circumcised please contact our clinic for a consultation appointment.