Adult Circumcision in SK
Adult men aged 16 and older come to our Saskatoon, Regina and Swift Current circumcision clinics to get the benefit of virtually painless Pollock Technique™ circumcision, performed under local anaesthesia.
No hospital visit or doctor’s referral is required.
With our combination of local anaesthetics, our quick surgical technique, and our use of skin glue, we provide a convenient and comfortable adult circumcision procedure.
Skin glue closure generally eliminates the need for stitches, increasing comfort, speeding healing, and offering good cosmetic circumcision results.
We are proud to be the first to offer Pollock Technique™ circumcision to Saskatchewan men.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to schedule a consultation.
Gentle Procedures Clinic does not offer circumcision for medical reasons. We only offer circumcision for cosmetic, cultural and personal reasons. Those potentially seeking circumcision due to medical concerns should contact their family doctor.
Adult Circumcision Procedure Overview
Here is a summary of the adult circumcision process. In addition to the steps below most adult circumcision clients will have an initial consultation appointment.
Please contact us today if you would like a consultation and please read on for details on what will happen on the day of your eventual procedure:
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Adult Circumcision Costs - Sask Health Coverage?
In the province of Saskatchewan, the public health insurance program – Saskatchewan Health – covers adult circumcision only in cases where the procedure can be classified as medically necessary for the man.
Adult circumcisions performed by our SK circumcision clinics for cosmetic, cultural and personal reasons, are paid directly by the patient.
No doctor’s referral is needed.
If you would like more detail on adult circumcision costs, please use the Circumcision Cost Confirmation form to send us your inquiry and we will reply fast with the detail you require.
Getting Circumcised at Your Age
The most common age range for adult circumcision is 18 – 40 years old, but the procedure is regularly performed on a larger age range as requested for medical and personal reasons.
The medical team at Gentle Procedures Clinics are experienced at circumcising men of all ages, and we have collectively performed over 100,000 circumcision procedures in our affiliated clinics across Canada and worldwide.
There are a number of reasons why men may choose to get circumcised at an adult age. Gentle Procedures performs adult circumcision for personal, cosmetic and cultural reasons only. We will be pleased to consult with you and schedule a procedure at your convenience for these reasons.
You can also find additional information regarding circumcision for babies on a dedicated page on this website.
Adult Circumcision FAQ
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After the Adult Circumcision Procedure
Your penis may swell in the first 2 days. It is generally not very painful, and over-the-counter pain relievers are all you usually need.
You will have a dressing over the head of your penis. Please follow the doctor’s directions about when to remove it.
Wear snug fitting underwear for support. The underwear should hold the penis upright. This will help the swelling go down.
You can return to work and your normal routine when you feel ready to. Some men return to sedentary work as soon as 2 – 3 days after circumcision. You will need to wait longer before returning to physical work.
Avoid strenuous activities, such as bicycle riding, jogging, weight lifting, or aerobic exercise, for 4 weeks or until your doctor says it is okay. You can return to work and normal activities, including driving, when you are comfortable doing them.
A detailed care sheet will be provided with specific instructions to follow after your operation. The information on this page gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover, but each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the care instructions to heal as fast as possible.
Dr. Mulla will address your specific case and your detailed questions.
Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Instructions for Adult Circumcision
- For one week prior to your surgery date, do not take any Aspirin, Anticoagulants (warfarin) or Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, or Diclofenac. These medications will thin your blood.
- Please avoid any alcohol 2 days before and after the procedure.
- Please shave your pubic hair the day before the procedure as best as you can to save time.
- On the day of your surgery eat before your procedure (a normal breakfast or lunch) as those who don’t are more likely to become lightheaded.
- Please take a shower with soap and water the day of your procedure.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before for your appointment. You may drive yourself to and from the clinic after your procedure, although you may choose to have a driver if that makes you more comfortable, especially if you have a history of easily fainting.
- Wear light clothing because it will be warm in the room and wear clothes you won’t mind getting some iodine on.
- When you are in one of the surgical rooms, you will not be required to fully undress; you just need to lower your pants, lie back on the table and relax.
- You are now ready for your circumcision.
- You are welcome to bring and listen to any music/podcast or watch any programming or play any games on your mobile device during the procedure.
- If you have any questions, feel free to discuss with the doctor during your procedure.
- For the first 24 hours, you will go home with a bandage wrapped around your penis. Do not try to re-wrap it in the first 24 hours. You will see the physician the next 1 – 2 days to ensure there is no major swelling that requires re-bandaging.
- On post op day 2, we will remove your bandage and re-wrap the penis.
- For two weeks after your procedure you need to apply the dressing yourself twice a day. First take the gauze with the hole in the middle and apply Vaseline around the hole and apply it to the penis. The penis goes through the hole. Then take the coban tape (brown dressing) to wrap the gauze around the penis.
- You may shower the next day as long as your penis is covered with plastic or a waterproof covering, unless a physician indicates otherwise. Make sure the harsh stream of the shower does not hit your penis. You may take a regular shower after one week.
- Do not go swimming in a lake or public pool until you are completely healed which is usually around 5-6 weeks.
- Do not take part in any intensive activities.
- Do not have sex (or masturbate) until you are completely healed (around 6 weeks).
- Try not to allow your penis to dangle freely. Tightly fitted briefs are recommended to keep the penis upright.
- In the event that you experience mild pain (including during an erection), especially in the first few days after the circumcision, over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can be used for pain relief. We generally advise acetaminophen 1000 mg plus ibuprofen 400 mg 3 times a day for 5 days. If the pain is excessive, contact our office for further advice.
- Five to seven days after your circumcision, you will return to the office for another follow up, then every two weeks thereafter.
- A distended bladder often triggers erections. To avoid nocturnal erections, minimize fluid intake after 6pm and urinate before going to bed. You may want to set a time in the middle of the night to urinate. Applying ice is often helpful to reduce any nocturnal erections that occur.
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