Every patient reacts differently to the anaesthetic, and there is no definite rule as to when you should return to work. Most people take a week off, although this will depend on your recovery and the type of work that you do. If you work in an office, you should take at least two to three days off after your operation. If your job involves manual labour, please do not work for at least week after your operation. Have some rest to help you to heal and to let the anaesthetic wear off properly.
Please do not return to work until you feel ready to do so and do not play any sports for 4 weeks after the operation.
Please do not have sexual intercourse for four weeks after the operation. This will:
- Allow your wound to heal
- Help to avoid infection
- Lower the risk of bleeding.
If there are any abnormalities such as Hypospadias or a severe buried penis then circumcision will not be performed.
Hypospadius is when the opening to the urethra (where urine exits from) is not at the tip of the head of the penis but instead is running along the base of the head of the penis and in some cases the shaft.
A buried penis is defined as when there is a large amount of pelvic fat sitting just behind the base of the penis and gives the illusion of the penis being shorter in length than it actually is. The result is that it is partially or completely hidden below the surface of the skin.
We do not routinely prescribe antibiotics after the procedure. We do, however, prescribe you an antibiotic cream to apply to the wound 3 times a day in the week following the procedure.
At Circumcision Pro, we believe our clients are clients for life and we are always on hand to help answer your questions and address your concerns. At the initial consultation, we will go through the entire aftercare process with you. We will also provide you with a comprehensive pack consisting of relevant prescriptions, a summary sheet of the aftercare instructions, a letter to be handed into your son’s GP stating what specific procedure has been performed as well as our 24/7 contact details.