In male circumcision, the foreskin is removed and the skin of the penis shaft is then sewn on below the glans. Besides hygienic reasons, circumcision is also performed for religious and sometimes health reasons. Circumcision can be performed under local anaesthetic. The nerve which innervates the entire penis is anaesthetised. The advantage of this method is that the patient can go home immediately after the circumcision. If the patient wishes, a circumcision can of course be performed under general anaesthesia.
After circumcision, the penis is bandaged with sterile gauze and the patient is discharged home. On the second day after the operation the bandage is removed, the treated area is showered off and a disinfectant or antibiotic ointment is applied. The penis is then re-bandaged with sterile gauze. The bandage is changed daily by the patient after circumcision. 14 days after the surgery the penis does not need to be bandaged anymore. The stitches used for circumcision are self-dissolving and therefore do not have to be removed. If the stitches have not dissolved themselves after 18 days, we recommend removing them.
- Anaesthesia: local anaesthesia or twilight anaesthesia if requested
- Hospitalization: outpatient in case of local anaesthesia / 1 night in case of twilight anaesthesia
- After the surgery: change bandage daily for 14 days
- Stitches: dissolvable
- Fit for work: after 3 days
- Sport / intimate private life: larger physical efforts and intimate private life should be avoided for at least 4 weeks