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.
After applying numbing cream for 30 mins, the foreskin is numb and will be ready to start. The Stapler device is made up of two components. The outer and the inner bell. The inner bell is designed to protect the glans. The outer bell comprises a circular blade to cut the foreskin and staples to close the wound for simultaneous hemostasis. First, the inner bell is placed inside the foreskin to cover the glans; The outer bell is placed over the inner bell. Once secured tightly, the handles are triggered to cut the foreskin and the wound is closed by staples at the same time. The device is then unscrewed and removed. A bandage will be applied for 3-4 days.
The staples will drop out on its own by the second week. The patient will then come back for a follow-up review.
What are the Advantages of the Shang Ring and Stapler Method?
It is a revolutionary 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
- Excellent 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.