Circumcisions in Newborns and Children

Circumcisions can be performed in newborns who are just a few days old up to children who have not reached puberty. These are carried out using the “plastibell” technique under local anaesthetic.

Circumcisions are performed safely under local anaesthesia by performing a ring-block around the base of the penis using a very-fine needle and novel pain-eliminating technique. After the anaesthetic takes effect, the foreskin is gently peeled away from the head of the penis and the foreskin is cut slightly to allow the plastibell to fit comfortably around the head of the penis. A tight thread is tied around the foreskin and any excess skin is trimmed away. This is left in place and will fall off within 5 to 10 days. This whole process is painless for your child as the local anaesthetic will last at 4 to 6 hours. Aftercare instructions will be provided to you explaining how to look after the plastibell and how to keep the area clean thus reducing any risk of infection. Our 24 hour phone number will also be provided in case of any emergency.

We have undertaken numerous newborn and child circumcisions with excellent results and no complications to date.