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Gone are the days when circumcision procedures were painful and took a long time to heal. Laser circumcision offers a modern approach to this procedure using a high-energy laser beam, offering cleaner, wound-free results with a quicker recovery process compared to other conventional techniques.

If you’re considering getting circumcised, learn more about this type of circumcision prior to making a decision. Read on!

What is Laser Circumcision?

A doctor explaining about laser circumcision to his patient
A doctor explaining laser circumcision to his patient

Living up to its name, laser circumcision is a surgical procedure using a laser beam as the main tool to cut off the foreskin. The laser creates clean wound edges with little to no bleeding while conserving the surrounding tissue.

Compared to other types of circumcision, this procedure offers shorter operative time, less postoperative pain, better appearance, and a quicker healing period.

Not all laser beams can be used for this operative procedure, as they must be at certain wavelengths. Nd:YAG and CO2 lasers are commonly employed for this procedure.

When is Laser Circumcision Needed?

A male doctor and a patient talking

While some opt for laser circumcision due to personal preference, some have to undergo this procedure for specific reasons.

Phimosis

Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin area is too tight, preventing complete gland retraction and exposure. If not cleaned properly, this condition may harbour bacteria, resulting in infection. On top of that, a full penis erection will also be uncomfortable. Thus, a laser circumcision is beneficial.

Balanitis

Balanitis is an inflammation of the penis head and foreskin, often caused by infection or poor hygiene. Symptoms include redness, itching, and pain. It’s treatable with good hygiene, medication, and removal of the foreskin or circumcision. Circumcision can remove the infected foreskin and stop the disease. 

Cosmetic or Personal Preference

Circumcision itself is a personal preference. Some may want to undergo male circumcision, while some may not. Similarly, laser procedure is also a personal preference. Most people choose this option due to the cosmetic appearance of the result when opting for male circumcision type.

How to Prepare for Laser Circumcision Surgery?

A patient listening to his doctor about preparation before a surgery
A patient listening to his doctor about preparation before surgery

Preparing for a laser circumcision surgery involves several efforts, including:

Laser Circumcision Procedure

Portrait of a male nurse smiling in operating room
Portrait of a male nurse smiling in operating room

This surgery is an advanced procedure performed by a professional surgeon. It begins with anesthesia and positioning and ends with wound closure.

Anesthesia & Positioning

Before the procedure, the patient is positioned to lie comfortably on their back with legs apart. The surgeon gives them anesthesia afterwards.

Laser Incisions

The surgeon marked a line on the foreskin to ease the precise incision with a laser beam. The laser then cuts through tissue while simultaneously sealing blood vessels, minimizing bleeding.

Foreskin Removal

The surgeon carefully removes the excess foreskin using the laser, aiming to achieve a clean, aesthetic appearance result.

Hemostasis

After foreskin removal, the laser will seal any remaining blood vessels. This is a crucial step, as it ensures minimal bleeding and promotes faster recovery.

Wound Closure

Finally, dissolvable sutures or tissue glue is used to approximate and close the wound edges. This is the last vital step, ensuring proper healing and preventing complications.

What to Expect After Laser Circumcision?

A male patient at a clinic
A male patient at a clinic

Laser circumcision is day surgery. Patients only undergo the procedure for less than 30 minutes of operating time and can leave the hospital a few hours afterwards. Typically, penile discomfort and swelling last 3-4 days, while full recovery takes one week.

The surgeon may recommend you drink a lot of water, refrain from sexual activity for 2-3 weeks, apply petroleum jelly to the tip, and drink painkillers for aftercare.

Frequently Asked Questions

How painful is laser circumcision?

The procedure itself is not painful, as anesthesia is applied. However, you may feel slight postoperative discomfort.

Is laser circumcision risky?

The laser technique is usually not risky, but risks may appear if the patient doesn’t follow the surgeon’s guidelines or if there is a complication during surgery, which is rare.

Can I walk after laser circumcision?

Yes! 48-72 hours after surgery, it is recommended that you keep your body moving by walking lightly.

Conclusion

Laser circumcision is an excellent alternative for those wanting a quick, pain-free procedure with a short recovery period. Circumcision using a laser also results in a clean, wound-free appearance. Circumcision Specialist Clinic offers exceptional care and expertise to ensure a comfortable circumcision experience for both adult and infant patients. Contact us to learn more!

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Booking will be for a bulk-billed consultation to assess the patient’s suitability for circumcision. 

If the patient is eligible the doctor may offer to perform the circumcision on the day for the fee as specified