Adult Circumcision Clinic
in Melbourne

What is an adult circumcision?

Adult circumcision is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the foreskin from the penis. This procedure is predominantly performed for medical reasons in Australia, but it is also performed for cosmetic and religious reasons.

If you are considering adult circumcision, it is important to do your research and understand what the procedure entails, as well as the potential benefits and risks. Here is some information that can help you make an informed decision.

This procedure is typically performed on men who were not circumcised as infants, although it can also be performed on men who have already been circumcised but require further removal of tissue.

The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. During the procedure, the foreskin is removed and the remaining skin is stitched or fused together depending on which type of circumcision you have elected to have completed.

Why do some men choose adult circumcision?

Medical reason

 It may be recommended for men who have recurring infections or inflammation of the foreskin, a condition known as balanitis.

Preventative health

Circumcision reduces the risk of ulcerative STI’s, penile cancer, HIV infection & prevents development of foreskin complications.

Personal reasons

Some men may choose to undergo circumcision for personal reasons, such as cultural or aesthetic preferences.

What are the different methods of adult circumcision?

Conventional circumcision

This method involves using a scalpel to remove the foreskin. The surgeon will make an incision around the base of the foreskin and remove it. The remaining skin is then stitched together with dissolvable stitches.

Shang Ring circumcision

This method involves placing a plastic device called a Shang Ring around the foreskin. The ring is then tightened to cut off blood flow to the foreskin. The foreskin is then removed and the male returns in 1 week to have the Shang Ring removed.

Laser circumcision

This method involves using a laser to remove the foreskin. The laser cauterizes the tissue as it cuts, which can help reduce bleeding.

Each method of circumcision has its own advantages and disadvantages. At Circumcision Vasectomy Australia we prefer the Shang Ring method. The reason for this is that it has a shorter operative time, lower intraoperative pain score, higher satisfaction with penile appearance, less intraoperative blood loss, lower adverse event rate and a lower wound bleeding rate.

What are the risks of adult circumcision?

  1. Bleeding:
    • It is normal to experience some droplets of blood in the first 24 hours after the procedure, but excessive bleeding can be a complication.
    • The Shang Ring method has the lowest risk of postoperative bleeding. It occurs at a rate of less than 1%.
  2. Infection:
    • Infection can occur at the site of the surgery, but this can usually be prevented with proper care. 
    • The Shang Ring method has the lowest risk of infection. It occurs at less than 1%.
  3. Pain:
    • It is common to experience some pain/discomfort after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with pain killers.
    • At Circumcision Vasectomy Australia we aim to minimise the discomfort you may experience by giving you the best pain management plan.

Why CVA?

Minimal discomfort

We perform two different circumcision methods that offer minimal discomfort to patients.

10 mins

The circumcision procedures are simple, quick, and with minimal discomfort, taking 10 minutes.

24hr aftercare

We provide all our patients access to our 24 hour hotline to address any concerns. 

Making a decision to have an adult circumcision

Adult circumcision is a personal decision that should be made after careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks. If you are considering adult circumcision, it is important to discuss the procedure with a qualified doctor/surgeon and to have a clear understanding of what the procedure entails. By doing your research and making an informed decision, you can ensure that you are making the best choice for your health and well-being.

clinic locations

163 Cleeland St, Dandenong

1 Barber Dr,
Hoppers Crossing

129 Eastern Rd,
South Melbourne