What is Male Circumcision?
Male circumcision is the removal of the foreskin from the penis.
Why Do Some Some Adults Undergo Circumcision?
Circumcision for adults is a medical treatment option for patients with recurrent foreskin infections, phimosis (tight foreskin opening), and for religious reasons. Some choose to do it for aesthetic reasons.
How is Circumcision Done?
Shang Ring Method
In our clinics, we perform circumcision using the Shang Ring Method. A numbing cream will be applied to the foreskin and left for at least 30 minutes.
Once the skin is numb, the Shang Ring will be applied. The size of the ring will be measured prior to the procedure.
The foreskin will be clamped in between the inner and outer ring.
The excess skin will then be removed by surgical scissors. The ring will be left in place for one to two weeks.
After surgery, the patient will be prescribed oral painkillers and antibiotics.
What are the Advantages of the Shang Ring and Stapler Method?
It is a circumcision device that shortens the procedure duration down to 5 minutes only instead of the usual 45 minutes or 1 hour via conventional circumcision methods.
- No sutures necessary
- No injections
- Short procedure time (around 5 minutes)
- Minimal bleeding
- Frenulum preserved
- Very low risk of complications
- Good cosmesis
- High satisfaction rate among patients
What do you need to beware of After the circumcision procedure?
With the Shang Ring method, there is a very low risk of bleeding and infection.
Usually, the patient may experience some pain or discomfort during nocturnal or morning erections.
You can apply a frozen bag of peas on the penis when an erection occurs and if it causes a lot of pain.
You are advised to avoid any activities that may cause pressure or friction at the wound site for 2 weeks like strenuous physical activities or sexual intercourse.
It is advisable to wear brief or underwear to hold the penis up.
Usually, after 4 to 6 weeks, you can start being sexually active.
Also, a medical certificate is usually given for 1 to 2 weeks to recover.
That is everything there is to Adult Circumcision.