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Circumcision for Male Adult at Beautiful Orlando in Kissimmee, Florida

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While many males are circumcised just after birth, adult circumcision is also an option for men who do not undergo the procedure as babies.

If you were not circumcised as a baby and are considering having the procedure as an adult, our Board Certified Urologist Dr. Sarat Sabharwal wants you to know there are a few things to consider. 

Reasons for adult circumcision

Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove the foreskin that covers the tip of the penis. While it’s not a complicated procedure, recovery does take longer in adults than in babies. Adults who choose to have the procedure may do so for any number of reasons.

Religions, such as Judaism and Islam, for instance, include circumcision as part of their standards. Circumcision can also lower your risk for contracting HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, such as syphilis, herpes, and human papillomavirus.

Circumcision may also lower your chances of getting a urinary tract infection. Furthermore, circumcision may be necessary if the foreskin is very tight and is causing chronic inflammation in the foreskin or penis.

What to know about the circumcision procedure?

Adult circumcision is done under anesthesia, so you’ll be asleep and won’t feel anything during the surgery, which should take about 30 to 60 minutes.

Dr. Sarat Sabharwal will move the foreskin away from the head of the penis, measure how much skin needs to be removed, and then use a scalpel to cut away the excess skin. The remaining skin will then be stitched back to the penis with dissolvable sutures.

The recovery process after a male adult circumcision

You’ll experience mild pain, swelling, and bruising following your surgery, but ice packs should help keep the swelling down. You should keep the dressings on the site clean and dry to avoid infection, and you should wear loose-fitting clothes for a few days. Healing usually takes some time, and you should plan to be off work for a week or so.

You should be able to begin walking a day or two after your surgery, but you should keep any movements low-impact and slow. You’ll likely be able to exercise normally about four weeks after the surgery, but you should hold off on any sexual activity until about six weeks after your surgery.

If you’re considering an adult circumcision, our Board Certified Urologist Dr. Sarat Sabharwal will be happy to meet with you and review your options. To learn more, give us a call today to schedule your appointment at Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa in Kissimmee, Florida. 

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