Adult circumcision is less common than infant circumcision but it is still a common medical
procedure. Despite the decline in infant circumcision, more than half (50%) of US infants are still
circumcised. While the practice is not as common as infant circumcision, some men choose to
have it for health or aesthetic reasons. John*, a Northeastern banker of 36 years, had an adult
circumcision as a teenager to prevent the condition phimosis.
In addition to phimosis, another common complication of adult circumcision is a condition called
balanoposthitis, which involves a loose foreskin. The affected area may become reddened, itchy,
and sometimes painful. Urination can be difficult. These symptoms can often be treated with a
cream or good hygiene. However, if symptoms persist, circumcision may be necessary.
The recovery process for adult circumcisions varies. Some men will need to wait for one to two
weeks while others can wait up to two decades. After the procedure, patients must refrain from
working and sexual activity for a minimum of one month. Although the side effects of the
procedure are minor, they can cause pain during or after sexual intercourse.
A circumcision has many benefits, especially for males. It can lower the risk of sexually
transmitted diseases like HIV and AIDS. It can improve a man’s sexual health by removing the
foreskin, which makes it easier to wash his penis. It can also make males more confident in
intimate situations and enhance their ability to have intimate intercourse. This procedure can
have adverse consequences so it is important to consult a physician before you undergo the
The majority of Americans have their genitals circumcised at birth. However, adult men are also
able to choose to undergo this procedure for cosmetic or medical reasons. Although the
procedure is straightforward and does not pose any risks, it can be more complicated than infant
circumcision, and often requires a longer recovery period. Before you make the decision,
consider the costs and the benefits. Adult circumcision should be decided based on the reasons
you have for doing it.
An adult circumcision typically takes around one hour. The procedure is performed under
general anesthesia. This means that the patient is not conscious during the procedure.
Anesthesia does have risks. An allergic reaction, nausea, and vomiting could occur. Blood
thinners are not allowed to be used during the procedure. Most insurance policies cover adult
circumcision. If you’re thinking about having a circumcision done, talk to your doctor today.
Adult circumcision is not an easy process. It is generally performed under general anesthesia.
During the procedure, the doctor will focus on the penis and foreskin. This procedure involves a
small incision at the base of your penis. It can be done under local anesthesia. Dr. Bidair can
alter or modify the shape of the penis based on the anatomy of the patient.
While there are some risks to having your penis circumcised it can also reduce the risk of certain
STDs such as HIV. However, safe sexual practices remain essential. For example, a
circumcised penis has a lower chance of developing penile cancer than if it is uncircumcised.
Additionally, women who are sexual partners of circumcised men are less likely to develop
cervical cancer. While not everyone believes in adult circumcision, it is important that you
consider all possible side effects and risks.
Some benefits of circumcision include improved penile hygiene, reduced risk of infection, and
reduced incidence of posthitis and balanoposthitis. The procedure reduces the risk of contracting
HIV from an infected woman and other STDs. A circumcised penis will also lower the risk of
contracting HIV. This procedure can also reduce the risk of sex genital infections like gonorrhea.