Circumcision Surgery at Elanic Medical

Circumcision is one of the oldest and most common surgical procedures in the world and is performed for various reasons, including religious, cultural, and medical reasons. Circumcision is a procedure that has been performed for thousands of years and it is believed to have originated in ancient Egypt, where it was performed as a rite of passage into manhood. Today, circumcision is still performed for various reasons. Some people choose to have the procedure done for religious or cultural reasons, while others choose to have it done for medical reasons, such as to reduce the risk of certain infections or to treat certain medical conditions. To learn more about this procedure and how it can benefit you, reach out to Elanic Medical in Glasgow and set up your consultation with a helpful member of our team today.

What Is Circumcision Surgery?

Circumcision surgery is a procedure that involves the removal of the foreskin of the penis. It is one of the oldest and most common surgical procedures in the world, with a history that dates back thousands of years. There are several different types of circumcision, including:

  • Traditional Circumcision: This is the most common type of circumcision and involves the removal of the entire foreskin.
  • Partial Circumcision: This involves the removal of only part of the foreskin.
  • Preputioplasty: This is a non-surgical alternative to circumcision that involves making small incisions in the foreskin to loosen it.

Reasons for Circumcision

There are several reasons why circumcision is performed, including:

Religious Reasons

Circumcision is a common practice in many religions, including Judaism and Islam.

Cultural Reasons

Circumcision is also practiced in many cultures as a rite of passage or tradition.

Medical Reasons

Circumcision can be performed for medical reasons, such as to treat conditions like phimosis (a condition where the foreskin is too tight and cannot be retracted) or recurrent infections.

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Preparing for Your Procedure

Before the circumcision surgery, you will meet with the surgeon to discuss the procedure and ask any questions. Your surgeon will also review your medical history and perform a physical examination to ensure that you are healthy enough for the surgery. You will also need to avoid eating or drinking for several hours before the procedure to prevent complications from anesthesia.

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The Day of Your Procedure

During the circumcision surgery, the patient will be given anesthesia to numb the area. The surgeon will then remove the foreskin from the penis using a scalpel or a circumcision clamp. The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to complete.

There are different techniques for circumcision surgery, including the traditional method and the Plastibell method. The traditional method involves using a scalpel to remove the foreskin, while the Plastibell method uses a plastic ring to cut off the foreskin.

Aftercare and Recovery

After the circumcision surgery, you will need to rest and avoid strenuous activity for several days. Your surgeon will provide instructions on how to care for your surgical site and manage any pain or discomfort.

It is normal for the penis to be swollen and bruised after the surgery. You should avoid touching or rubbing the area and keep it clean and dry, and your surgeon will prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers.

Avoid sexual activity and strenuous exercise for at least four weeks after your surgery to allow the wound to heal properly. Your surgeon will schedule a follow-up appointment to check on your progress and ensure that your wound is healing properly.

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