Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Adult Circumcision 

Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin (skin covering the head of the penis).

For what reasons do you perform adult circumcisions?

The most common reasons for men's circumcisions are:

  • Personal choice
  • Tight foreskin (Phimosis)
  • Religious or cultural
  • Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans (BXO)
  • balanoposthitis (inflammation of the glans and foreskin)
  • Frenulum breve (short frenulum which tears with sexual activities)
  • Paraphimosis (inability to pull back over the head of the penis–glans)
  • Diseases of the foreskin, like recurrent balanitis in diabetes patients

Do you use skin glue to close circumcision wounds?

I regularly use glue for circumcision incisions. I think it is the best choice for circumcisions. Suppose the circumcision is done with the Glue method (Dermabound Advanced™ or Derma+flex®). The glue contains 2-octyl cyanoacrylate or Octyl and Butyl cyanoacrylates.

What is the price of adult circumcision?

The cost of adult circumcision starts from £580 with stitches or  Adult circumcision with Glue £660

Do I have to come for consultation separately?

You usually attend the clinic on the same day for the consultation and surgery.

What type of anaesthesia is used?

A local anaesthetic is injected into the base of the penis and all around the shaft of the penis with a single injection, but 2-3 pricks. This provides safe and effective pain relief during the operation. This is the sole form of anaesthesia around the wound, and the patient remains awake during the procedure.

What method do you use for adult circumcision?

We use forceps-guided or sleeve methods for most men's circumcision

Do you do Frenuloplasty or Frenulectomy (removal of frenulum)?

Yes, we do Frenuloplasty or Frenulectomy if the patient wishes, either at the time of circumcision or separately.

Can you perform a redo or revisions to improve the appearance or tightness of the previous circumcision?

Yes, we frequently do revision circumcision in our clinic. Redo, or revision circumcision, changes the adult's life worried about the scarring from a previous botched circumcision. Many adults who have been circumcised in childhood or later in life are not happy with the appearance of their penis. Re-circumcision is an option available. Mr Khan will correct the following problems from previous circumcisions: Uneven skin, scarred Frenulum, Excessive and uneven circumcision scar, and excess scarring. A second opinion about the prior circumcision is given.

Do you have an age limit for circumcision?

Yes, you can get circumcised as a man of any age. Am I too old to get circumcised? No, you can have circumcision as old as the 70s

What are the risks and side effects?

Any procedure has the potential for side effects. It would be best to be reassured that most patients do not suffer problems after circumcision. Bleeding and infection can happen. Redo and scarring are rarely required.

What should I expect after the operation?

You might experience discomfort for a few days after the procedure, but painkillers help to decrease the pain. Passing urine is painless and is not affected by the operation. There will be swelling and bruising of the penis for a few days after the procedure. This will last 7-10 days, then subside gradually, and should not cause alarm.

How do I care for the wound?

A dressing is applied around the stitch line to prevent the wound from sticking to your underclothes, and this will stay for four days with two anchoring stitches. It is advisable to wear light clothing for 2-3 days.

What should I expect when I get home?

It will be at least 7- 10 days before healing occurs, and you may return to work when you are comfortable enough. Most people require at least a week off work. You should refrain from any sexual activity for a minimum of 4 weeks.

What should I look for at home?

If you develop a temperature, increased redness, throbbing or drainage at the operation site, please get in touch with us for advice.

What is the recovery time for adults after circumcision, Frenuloplasty or Preputiopalsty?

It will be at least 7 to 14 days before healing occurs, and you may return to work when you are comfortable enough. Most people require at least a week off work. You should refrain from exercise or heavy weight lifting for two weeks and no sexual activity for at least 4 to 6 weeks.

Do I need to follow up?

Patients do not usually require a follow-up appointment after circumcision unless the surgeon feels it necessary or wants to see a surgeon. We are happy to see you free of change of one visit after the operation within the first three months.

About Our Services

Dr Khan is an expert in methods of circumcision, such as sleeve, glue, freehand, forceps guided technique, stitches, dorsal slit, revision, redo circumcision, preputioplasty and frenuloplasty (release/division of a short, tight frenulum which causes the head of the penis to tilt down during erections also called "frenulum breve."). Phimosis (tight foreskin) is caused by balanitis xerotica obliterans in 20% of adults in our experience. Dr Khan can discuss the characteristics of high and low cut, tight and loose cut types or styles of circumcision.

What is the forceps-guided method?

This is the surgical removal of the foreskin (skin covering the head of the penis) guided by special forceps.

What is an alternative to circumcision for tight foreskin?

Glue or Stitches partial Circumcision, Frenuloplasty, Preputioplasty

What are the styles of Circumcision?

The high/low style is a way of stating how much inner skin is removed. The loose/tight style is a way of communicating how much outer skin is removed. These styles are almost independent. Hence, there are four circumcision styles:

  • Low and Loose
  • Low and Tight
  • High and Loose
  • High and Tight

Do we do religious or cultural circumcision

Yes, the Expectation for people who have circumcision due to religious and cultural reasons is to expose the whole head (glans) of the penis.

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