At Universal Care, men choosing to have a circumcision in adulthood are in good hands with our expert care.
Electing to undergo circumcision in adulthood can be the result of a few different influences, including:
- Personal preference
- Reducing the risk of penile cancer, STDs, and HIV transmission
Here’s how these conditions can affect a man’s decision to be circumcised:
- Phimosis is characterized by foreskin that is too tight and hard to retract. By removing the foreskin, this can be remedied.
- Penile cancer, while rare, is even less common in circumcised men.
- Circumcision can reduce the risk of STDs such as chlamydia and syphillis, as well as the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can contribute to cervical cancer in female partners.
- Circumcision can also reduce the risk of HIV transmission. In fact, there are many international studies demonstrating this lowered risk. However, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention makes clear that while it supports circumcision for helping to prevent the transmission of HIV, it is not a substitute for practicing safe sex.
Circumcision is performed as a same-day surgery–no hospital stay is required. Local or general anesthesia is used for the procedure. Once the circumcision is completed, small and absorbable sutures are used, so there is no need to return to have the stitches removed.
Recovering from Circumcision
Side effects such as swelling and pain are common in the first few days following circumcision, but these should dissipate quickly. The patient may need to avoid sexual activity until the area is fully healed. Our surgical team can help answer any questions that you have about post-procedure recovery steps.