Adult circumcision Melbourne
Although circumcisions are most commonly performed on baby boys and infants, adult men may have a variety of reasons for wanting to undergo the procedure. For adults, circumcision is usually a medical necessity that has been recommended by your doctor — that’s why we endeavour to make the procedure as simple and comfortable as possible.
Victoria Circumcision Clinic specialises in circumcisions for males of all ages in Melbourne, providing excellent results and care. Clean circumcisions and the comfort of each patient is our greatest priority. To find out why we’re one of the top circumcision clinics in the city, come and see us today!
What is a circumcision?
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin from the head of the penis. Typically, this is done soon after a baby is born; however, in some cases, men may choose to have a circumcision performed later in life.
Circumcision is not a singular procedure — there are a number of methods for the effective removal of the foreskin, some more gentle than others. Over the last couple of decades, Dr. Hajoona has refined his skills and approach to deliver excellent circumcisions to all of his patients, regardless of age. This includes the Plastibell method, the ShangRing, and surgical circumcision. The latter is the type that is typically used for older males.
Having your circumcision performed in our Melbourne clinic will guarantee the best results; we create a calm environment that is conducive to quality care and recovery.
Can a grown man still get circumcised?
There are a number of reasons you may choose to undergo the procedure now that you are old enough to choose for yourself. Typically, men come to us after being recommended by their doctor for health problems such as phimosis, balanitis, or being prone to urinary tract infections.
Some of the benefits of circumcision include:
- Prevents urinary tract infections
- Prevents phimosis (tightening of the foreskin so that it can’t be pulled back from the head of the penis) and paraphimosis (foreskin is retracted, but cannot be replaced over the head of the penis)
- Prevents balanitis (infection under the foreskin)
- Lowers risk of developing penile cancer
- Lower risk of transmitting and contracting sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV
- Improves hygiene of penis area
- May last longer during sex
Regardless of the reason you are considering circumcision, please know that we treat patients of all ages and see men come into our clinic on a regular basis. If you are feeling nervous or embarrassed due to your age, don’t! Circumcision is a practice that can benefit men in any stage of their journey and is an important consideration for your health and comfort.
What are the risks of circumcision?
As with any surgery, there are some risks that are associated with circumcision. Apart from the pain, which is greater than that experienced by a newborn during the procedure, there are a couple of risks you should be aware of:
- Glans irritation
- Bleeding or infection at the tip of the penis
- Injury to the penis or scrotum
- Meatitis (inflammation of the opening of the penis)
Most of these can be managed by having an expert perform your circumcision and monitor your healing process, as we do at Victoria Circumcision Clinic. If you have any concerns about these risks, please speak to our team — we will be happy to arrange a consultation and discuss any and all worries you may have about our procedures.
Circumcision as an adult, however, removes one of the biggest risks that is usually considered with the procedure: lack of informed consent. Many of the people who oppose the procedure do so because it is usually performed at a young age on baby boys who are unable to choose whether or not they would like to keep the foreskin on the tip of their penis. Whatever reason you have to undergo circumcision — health or otherwise — we make sure that you fully understand what your choice will mean and that you are aware of any risks.
How much pain does an adult circumcision involve?
Unlike with infants, you will feel some pain and discomfort, either during the surgery or in the first few days afterwards. However, we have taken every precaution and perfected our strategies to limit the amount of discomfort you will experience from the procedure.
During the procedure, you will be under anaesthetic, meaning you will feel little to no pain while the foreskin is being removed from the tip of your penis. You may be a little sore in the hours following your circumcision and over the next few days — especially when changing the dressing or keeping the wound clean — but this should be managed with the pain medication you will be prescribed.
Before the circumcision
Circumcision is a big decision, especially for an adult patient. As such, we have an in-depth consultation before the procedure to ensure that any questions you have are answered and that there are no doubts going forward.
Before you come and visit us at the clinic, we ask that you please wash and shave your penis so that there is no hair that will be touching the foreskin. This is to make sure that the procedure goes smoothly, as clean skin will provide the best results.
We don’t require you to fast before your surgery; however, we do suggest that you avoid caffeine and stimulants the morning before your circumcision. We want to keep you as calm as possible to minimise discomfort and provide you with a safe and effective surgery, meaning it is important to limit anything that might increase activity in your central nervous system. Apart from this, you can maintain your normal morning schedule before you arrive at the clinic.
Before you arrive, make sure that you take two paracetamol tablets. While we will administer anaesthetic to numb any pain in the area, this will help.
The circumcision procedure
Dr Hajoona will perform the surgical removal of the foreskin covering the tip of the penis, neatly stitching together the skin to produce a quality result.
The circumcision can be carried out while you are either under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort. Dr Hajoona can also prescribe pain killers for the surgery and to help during the recovery period.
In total, you will likely spend about three hours with us:
- 20 minutes for the doctor consultation
- 30 minutes for surgery prep and to let the anaesthetic kick in
- 1 hour for the circumcision surgery
- 30 minutes for post-surgery observation and care
This can change depending on your circumstances; your doctor will keep you updated. We recommend that you have someone to pick you up from the clinic after we have released you and that you go home to rest.
After the circumcision
Our patients are released on the same day as their procedures; however, we will have you come in a couple of days after the surgery to change the dressing, check the wound and ensure that you are not experiencing pain.
Dr Hajoona is available at all times after your surgery to answer any questions about recovery from the operation or if you have any pressing concerns about your wound. Simply call 04 88 88 2472 and he will advise you on the next steps.
Some swelling of the penis is normal, as is a little bleeding or blood on the dressing/underwear, especially in the first couple of days after the operation; however, if the bleeding is excessive or does not stop, contact us and seek immediate medical attention.
It is recommended that you avoid sexual activity (including masterbation) for six weeks until the wound is fully healed, as well as any activity that puts pressure on your penis or scrotum. For those who work in a sedentary role, you can return to work within two or three days; for more vigorous jobs, we suggest taking five days to a week to recover.
With most cases, the wound should be fully healed within six weeks. The stitches will simply dissolve, meaning there is no need for any further intrusion. Overall, you should experience very little pain during the recovery period; if this is not the case, Dr. Hajoona will ensure that you are prescribed effective medication that will improve your comfort.
Dr Hajoona will give you your individual care plan before you leave the clinic. For more information, see our Wound Care Guide for Surgical Circumcision.
How much does an adult circumcision cost in Melbourne?
We won’t lie to you — adult circumcisions can be quite expensive. This is mostly because Medicare covers very little (if any) of the procedure, leaving you with a hefty out of pocket cost.
That being said, your initial consultation with us will be covered by Medicare, so if you wish to explore your options for circumcision and find out more about the procedure, you can book an appointment without worrying about the price.
You can expect an adult circumcision to cost you $1000; however, this might differ depending on your unique patient circumstances. We give all our patients their final bills before their procedures and payment is due on the day of the operation.
Your circumcision doctor: Dr Hajoona
Dr. Mohamed Hajoona specialises in performing circumcisions. He speaks Arabic in addition to English. He has been doing surgery in Australia for over a decade; before that, he trained and practiced in both the United States and Canada. Dr. Hajoona is a member of the Circumcision Academy of Australia, associated with the Circumcision Academy of America.
Dr. Hajoona has performed circumcision on adults in Melbourne for many years now and has refined his surgical approach, allowing him to achieve clean circumcisions with minimal scarring to the skin.
Contact us today!
If you are interested in finding out more details about circumcision for adults in Melbourne, don’t hesitate to contact our team by phone or email. Call +61 3 9470 3155 to book your appointment with us today — no doctor’s referral or hospital necessary!