Minor Procedures | Vasectomy & Circumcision

SunMed Skin & Medical Clinic, Your Trusted Partner In Men’s Health

At SunMed Skin & Medical, we believe you deserve to make informed choices about your health. We provide clear and accurate information about all of our procedures, including vasectomy and circumcision, so you can make the decision that’s right for you. Our Doctors are here to support you every step of the way.

Why Choose SunMed Skin & Medical for Family Planning and Reproductive Health?

We understand that discussing men’s reproductive health can be personal and uncomfortable. That’s why we cultivate a safe and confidential environment where you can ask questions, voice your concerns and explore your options without judgement. Your privacy is our top priority. We offer a range of services from routine check ups to prostate cancer screenings to vasectomy and circumcision. Our expert medical team takes the time to understand your individual needs and goals, ensuring you receive the best possible care.

Vasectomy – Safe & Effective Birth Control

For men seeking reliable and permanent birth control, vasectomy offers a safe and effective solution. This minimally invasive procedure boasts a near 100% success rate, empowering you to take control of your reproductive future with lasting peace of mind.

Understandably some men may have concerns surrounding the procedure. This minimally invasive procedure takes around 30 minutes with minimal discomfort and a quick recovery time. At SunMed Skin & Medical, our experienced Doctors specialise in vasectomy procedures. We use advanced techniques and compassionate care to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for every patient.

Exploring The Options & Benefits Of Circumcision For Adults & Children

At SunMed Skin & Medical we understand the decision surrounding a circumcision is personal and nuanced. We provide a supportive environment where you can explore your options, address any concerns and confidently choose the right path for yourself or your child.

If you are considering circumcision, schedule an appointment with our experienced doctors. We will discuss your individual needs and goals, answer your questions and provide information about the different types of procedures and their benefits. 

Infant Circumcision 

Infant circumcision is a deeply personal decision, often steeped in religious, cultural, or personal beliefs. At SunMed Skin & Medical we understand the significance of this choice and are dedicated to providing a gentle, respectful, and medically sound experience for both your baby and your family.

We offer two safe and efficient circumcision methods for babies under 12 months old:

  • Plastibell Method: This widely used method utilises a sterile, disposable device to ensure a precise and controlled procedure with minimal discomfort.
  • Gomco Clamp Method: This traditional technique involves a clamp and device, favoured by some families for its simplicity and proven effectiveness.

We prioritise your baby’s comfort throughout the process. Our experienced clinicians use local anaesthesia to minimise any discomfort, and both procedures are known for their quick and efficient nature. This promotes a swift recovery for your little one, allowing you to focus on bonding and enjoying this special time together.

Adult Circumcision 

Choosing adult circumcision is a personal decision often driven by medical considerations. If you’re experiencing issues like phimosis or recurrent foreskin infections, our clinic specialises in the Sleeve Method, a precise and effective procedure designed to alleviate these concerns.

The Sleeve Method is a minimally invasive approach to circumcision that utilises a special device to guide the removal of the foreskin. This technique offers several advantages over traditional methods:

  • Reduced bleeding and discomfort: The Sleeve Method minimises tissue manipulation, leading to less blood loss and faster healing.
  • Precise and controlled procedure: The device ensures a consistent and accurate removal, reducing the risk of complications.
  • Faster recovery time: Most patients experience minimal downtime and can return to their usual activities within a week.

Deciding on adult circumcision is a personal choice. We understand this decision may be sensitive, and our team at SunMed Skin & Medical is here to provide you with comprehensive information, answer your questions, and address any concerns you may have.

Post Circumcision Care 

Following the successful completion of a circumcision, the healing journey begins. Knowing how to nurture the recovering penis can ease discomfort, speed up healing and prevent complications. 

For Babies: 

  • Apply antibiotic cream daily until the Plastibell falls off.
  • After the ring falls off, apply vaseline for 4-6 weeks to lubricate the circumcision wound.
  • Pull back the remainder of the foreskin once a day to prevent adhesion to the head of the penis.
  • Schedule a review after the Plastibell falls off or if it hasn’t fallen off two weeks after the procedure.

For Adults: 

  • Apply antibiotic cream for one week, followed by vaseline for 3-4 weeks to ensure wound and stitch lubrication.
  • Stitches typically dissolve in 2-3 weeks.
  • Avoid sexual intercourse for 6 weeks. 
Minor Procedure | Vasectomy & Circumcision FAQs

Can male circumcision cause infertility?

No, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that circumcision has any negative impact on male fertility. Studies have shown no significant difference in sperm count or motility between circumcised and uncircumcised men.

How does the SunMed clinic perform Vasectomy?

Our vasectomy procedure utilises the open-end method with facial transposition. This advanced technique boasts a near-perfect success rate and provides unparalleled permanence. Essentially, the vas deferens (the tubes carrying sperm) are secured through a precise “flip and tuck” method, significantly minimising the risk of recanalization (meaning the tubes rejoining).

Throughout the procedure your comfort is top of our mind. Our experienced Doctors perform the procedure using local anaesthesia through two small incisions in the scrotum. This minimally invasive approach ensures faster healing and minimal discomfort, allowing you to get back to your routine quickly.

If needles make you uncomfortable, at SunMed Skin & Medical we offer the Dermojet, a needleless device that delivers local anaesthesia through a high-pressure jet. This innovative technology provides effective pain relief without the price, making the vasectomy procedure even more comfortable.

Can you get a circumcision when you’re older?

Adult circumcision is a safe and effective procedure performed on men of all ages. While more common in younger adults, men in their 30s, 40s, and beyond can also opt for this procedure for various medical, personal, or religious reasons.

Does circumcision leave a scar?

Yes, male circumcision will leave a scar. However, the scar is usually thin and discreet, especially with proper wound care. The final appearance of the scar depends on individual factors like healing and scar tissue formation.

How long does circumcision take to heal?

Most men recover fully within 4-6 weeks, although complete healing can take up to 8 weeks. The initial tenderness subsides within a few days, followed by gradual reduction in swelling and sensitivity. Remember to follow your doctor’s post-operative instructions for optimal healing.

How can I book a circumcision or vasectomy minor procedure?

SunMed Skin & Medical Clinic offers both vasectomy & circumcision for males of all ages and newborns, you can schedule an appointment by using our online booking system or by calling 078888888.

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