Circumcision Clinic In London services are provided by London Andrology.
A straightforward and highly common procedure, circumcision is the removal of the foreskin, which is the retractable fold of skin that covers the end of the penis.
The procedure is regularly carried out for religious and cultural reasons but also for medical reasons too, such as where the foreskin is too tight, becomes infected or if cancer develops.
The surgical procedure
Circumcisions are usually carried out under local or general anaesthetic, the choice of which may depend on your health upon assessment, or the reason for the circumcision.
Once you are anaesthetised, the surgeon will use surgical scissors or a scalpel to detach the sleeve of skin that surrounds the head of the penis.
They will then seal any blood vessels by cauterisation, finally closing the skin with dissolvable stitches.
The procedure takes less than an hour to complete, without complications, and is something men recover from fairly quickly, tenderness aside.
Side effects and concerns
Like any good practitioner, the surgeon will discuss with you first any issues that could occur and help you better understand any risk involved, however small.
Pain relief will be prescribed along with various instructions about getting back to normal, inclusive of when to resume a normal sex life again.