Adult Circumcision in Ireland

Adult Circumcision Clinic for Men

Adult men come to our specialized circumcision clinics located in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway & Dundalk from across Ireland and beyond to get the benefit of virtually painless circumcision techniques, including the Shang Ring method, performed under local anaesthesia.

Adult circumcision is performed on-site at the Gentle Procedures Clinic locations in Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway & Dundalk for men aged 16 and over.

No hospital visit or doctor’s referral is required, and all procedures are done under local anaesthesia only.

With our combination of local anaesthetic, our quick surgical technique, and our use of skin glue, we provide what may be the most comfortable adult circumcision procedures available anywhere in the world.

Skin glue closure generally eliminates the need for stitches, increasing comfort, speeding healing, and offering good cosmetic circumcision results.

Gentle Procedures is a leading circumcision provider, and is proud to be among the first circumcision clinics to offer Shang Ring circumcision in Ireland.

Please contact us anytime with your questions or to book a pre-surgery consultation.

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Older Male 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:

Please go ahead and request a consultation appointment with one of our doctors if you are considering getting circumcised as an adult.

We recommend a consultation to ensure that you make a fully informed decision.

Need more info about adult circumcision? Book a consultation now.

Adult Circumcision Costs in Dublin

Adult circumcisions performed at our circumcision clinics are paid for directly by the patient.

You can consult with your private health insurer to determine if any coverage may be available in your case if you have a private health plan.

If you would like more details 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.

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Before Adult Circumcision with Gentle Procedures

The morning of your circumcision we recommend that you avoid coffee and other caffeinated beverages or stimulants. It is best if you are both physically and mentally calm. Bring your headphones and listen to your favorite relaxing music on your phone or other small music player during the surgery.

Take it easy the night before

Do your best to have a good sleep the night before and follow your normal breakfast routine (except for minimizing coffee) so that you will feel your normal self. Some patients find it stressful to skip coffee and if you are one of those people who really need their coffee in the morning maybe just have one cup.

The goal is to minimize your stress, so have a cup of coffee if skipping it will cause distress. We recommend that the patient have someone come with them to drive them home as well.

The Surgery

The procedure itself will take about 15 – 30 minutes once the penis has been anaesthetized.

You will be kept for observation for an hour after surgery.

Follow-up is required two days later.

Ireland Adult Circumcision FAQ

Our circumcision doctor will evaluate your case and determine which adult circumcision method is best. All of our techniques can deliver a good result, and the decision will be made based on our physician’s experience and professional judgement.

Some patients have a preference, but given that the end result is the same, the recommended approach is to let the doctor decide the circumcision technique most applicable to your procedure.

The procedure itself usually takes about 15 – 30 minutes once the anesthetic has taken effect. Generally, plan to be in our office for about 1.5 hours.
We employ a highly effective local anaesthetic to ensure you are numb prior to proceeding.
The morning of your circumcision we recommend that you avoid coffee and other caffeinated beverages or stimulants. It is best if you are calm. Follow your normal breakfast routine (except for minimizing coffee) so that you will feel your normal self.
In all cases, the minimum length of time will be 6 weeks before the wound heals.
For those with an office job, you may return in 2-3 days. For those who work physical jobs, we suggest you rest for 5-7 days.
After your first week of taking it really easy you may resume regular activities as long as you are pain free, including sports or going to the gym. You should avoid any activity that puts pressure on the penis or scrotum for at least 3 weeks (biking etc.). No contact sports for 6 – 8 weeks.
You should not have sex or masturbate for 6 weeks after getting circumcised as an adult.
Most adult circumcision patients find that there is minimal pain post operatively. Expect some mild discomfort after your procedure for a couple days just like with any surgery, after which there may be some discomfort during the first 2 weeks with nocturnal erections but they are generally mild and relieved with paracetamol or ibuprofen.

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After the 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 that will 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.

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.

Our doctor will address your specific case and your detailed questions.

Post-Operative Instructions for Adult Circumcision

Post-procedue instructions

  1. You will need to stay the night within 45 minutes of the clinic the night of your procedure and you will leave the bandage in place until your first review appointment.
  2. We will review and redress the penis one to two days after the procedure.
  3. For two weeks after your procedure, you need to apply the dressing yourself once a day. You will receive detailed instructions on how to apply the dressings at the time of your first dressing change on day 2. It would be ideal to have someone accompany you to this appointment on day 2 to help you with the dressings for the first few days, although this is not essential.
  4. You may shower the next day if 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. You may take a bath after eight days.
  5. Five to seven days after your circumcision, you will return to the clinic for another follow-up, and as needed afterwards.

Post-operative instructions for Shang Ring

  1. You can go home on the day of your Shang Ring procedure.
  2. The Shang Ring remains in place for 7-10 days with some dry gauze placed on top to protect the glans.
  3. You will be given an appointment on the day of your surgery to come back to the clinic to have the ring removed.
  4. You can shower normally and dry the penis gently afterwards.
  5. When the Shang Ring is removed during your follow-up appointment, you will be given instructions on how to clean and dress the wound daily. You will be given dressings and cleaning solution on the day and you will need to do this for a further 3-4 weeks.

Post Circumcision Activity & Care

Rest when you feel tired. Getting enough sleep will help you recover fast. You may shower when you no longer have a bandage on your penis. Pat the cut (incision) dry. You may also take short baths if you wish.

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.

What to eat after circumcision as an adult

You can eat your normal diet. If your stomach is upset, try bland, low-fat foods like plain rice, broiled chicken, toast, and yogurt. Drink plenty of fluids (unless your doctor tells you not to). There is no medical reason to change from your usual meals in the days after getting circumcised. You will likely prefer to eat at home at least for the first day or two to maximize your comfort.

Incision care

Remove any dressing when your doctor says it is okay. Wear underwear that is comfortable for you. After the first few days, some men continue to prefer a snug fit for support, while others prefer loose-fitting briefs. Do what feels best for you.

Ice and elevation

Put ice or a cold pack on your groin for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Try to do this every 1 to 2 hours for the first day. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your skin. Position your penis so that your underwear keeps it upright.

Sex After Circumcision

Do not have intercourse or masturbate for 6 weeks, or until your doctor says it is okay. An occasional erection is not harmful as long as you leave it alone. Do not stimulate the penis.

Medications After Adult Circumcision

Your doctor will tell you if and when you can restart your medications. He will also give you instructions about taking any new medications.

If you take blood thinners or aspirin, be sure to talk to your doctor for advice on when to start taking those medications again. Make sure that you understand exactly what your doctor wants you to do in order to minimize the risk of any unexpected interactions.

Take pain medications exactly as directed. If the doctor gave you a prescription medication for pain, take it as prescribed. If you are not taking a prescription pain medication, ask your doctor if you can take an over-the-counter medication.

Do not take two or more pain medications at the same time unless the doctor told you to.

If you think your pain medicine is making you sick to your stomach:

  • Take your medicine after meals (unless your doctor has told you not to).
  • Ask your doctor for a different pain medicine.

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