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Age Groups

 


The method of male circumcisions is variable depending upon the age group and also the individual patient. The two methods are practiced in mainstream surgical practise are either the Plastibell ring method or the traditional sleeve resection using stitches that are dissolvable.


Newborn:

Babies 5 months and under fall into this category. The method typically employed for the circumcision procedure would be the Plastibell ring method. No follow-up visits are required.

Infant - Young Child:
Babies and Children aged between 6 months - 8 years old fall into this category. The method typically employed for the circumcision procedure would be the Plastibell Procedure. However, in certain individuals the Plastibell Procedure may not be suitable, either because they are overweight or they have penis sizes that will not accommodate the Plastibell Ring. These children will have the traditional sleeve resection and the wound will be closed with dissolvable stitches. Children that have the Plastibell method in this age group may require a follow-up visit to ensure that everything is progressing as expected.

Young Male - Teenager:
Young Male's over the age of 9 years old fall into this category. The method typically employed for the circumcision procedure is the traditional sleeve resection. Dissolvable stitches are used and there are no dressings or bandages to remove and there is no need for any follow-up checks.

Adult Males:
Adults over the age of 16 will have the traditional sleeve resection.  Dissolvable stitches are used and there are no dressings or bandages to remove and there is no need for any follow-up checks. For further information regarding the Adult Circumcision Procedure click here.

For further information or if you would like to discuss your requirements please contact us on 0207 043 9747.

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