Why choose to circumcise your child?
In most cases, families choose to circumcise their infant sons due to personal, hygiene, religious, or cultural reasons. There may also be some health reasons that you may consider circumcision, such as:
- Reducing the risk of urinary tract infections by 10x
- Reducing the risk of foreskin infections
- Treating phimosis (tight foreskin)
Whatever your reason, our doctors will be happy to consult and provide you with any information that you need so that you can make the best decision for your son.
The circumcision procedure
The best time to circumcise your child is within the first couple weeks of their birth, as newborns experience practically no pain from the procedure and heal quickly. We use a number of approved circumcision methods, such as the Mogen Clamp or Plastibell methods, which result in little to no pain for our patients. And just to make sure, we give your child a local anaesthetic and sucrose pacifier to keep them calm and comfortable.
To manage pain and ensure your child is as comfortable as possible, we give them a sucrose pacifier and use a local anaesthetic to numb the penile area. The circumcision itself will only take a few minutes and your child should recover fully within 7 to 10 days.
In total, the circumcision will take 10 minutes and your child will be fully healed within 7 to 10 days. You will be given directions for care before you leave our clinic and your doctor will be on call in case you have any questions or concerns.