What Does a Male Child Circumcision Involve?

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What is involved in a child circumcision?

  • Circumcision (ring method) is the cutting off of the extra fold of skin that normally covers the head of the penis with the application of a plastic ring. After circumcision, the tip of the penis is always exposed.
  • We use the Circumplast circumcision device of Australian origin, which has the special advantage that the ring cannot migrate proximally. Such migration has, over many years, been reported as a potential problem with the nominally similar Plastibell device. The Circumplast device also protects the glans (tip of penis) and leaves less inner skin, which gives a neater look of tight circumcision.
  • We have also experienced of stich and glue circumcision in children, Gomco clamp circumcision, Alisklamp circumcision (Turkish Clamp) and Plastibell circumcision.

Assessment of Baby or Boy

Each child is assessed and a consultation is necessary before the operation. If there is a problem or contra-indication for circumcision a Specialist Paediatric Urologist referral is advised.

Indication

Parents may wish to have their boy circumcised for religious, social or cultural reasons. Sometimes circumcision is recommended for medical reasons such as Balanitis Xerotica obliterans (BXO) foreskin.

Procedure

We perform circumcision on male children using a local anaesthetic which provides safe and effective pain-relief. We employ the Circumplast or Plastibell technique (a ring method). A plastic ring is tied around the end of the penis at the foreskin. Top of foreskin is removed. The ring stays on the end of the penis and prevents bleeding after the surgery. The surgery takes approximately 10-15 minutes.

Infant or Boy Circumcision

We normally use the Circumplast circumcision device of Australian origin, which has the special advantage that the ring cannot migrate proximally. Such migration has, over many years, been reported as a potential problem with the nominally similar Plastibell device in cases where that design has been used for tight styles of circumcision.

The Circumplast device also protects the glans (tip of penis) and leaves less inner skin, which gives a neater look of tight circumcision.