Adult Circumcision Clinics for Men

Circumcision in adults Irish clinicAdult circumcision is performed on-site at the Gentle Procedures Clinic locations in Dublin and Limerick for men aged 16 and over.

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

Adult men come to our specialized circumcision clinics located in Dublin and Limerick, from across Ireland and beyond.

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 procedure available anywhere in the world.

Gentle Procedures is the only certified provider of Pollock Technique™ circumcision in Ireland.

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

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 detail on what will happen on the day of your eventual procedure:

  • After receiving local anaesthetic to the genital area, the circumcision is performed in a completely painless manner. The whole procedure is done in just 15 – 30 minutes.
  • You will be kept for observation for an hour post-operatively.
  • A follow-up visit is required two days after the operation.
  • Surgery and follow-up are done in the comfort and privacy of our circumcision clinics.
  • You will have access to your doctor’s 24 Hr. phone to answer any concerns.

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.

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Adult Circumcision in Ireland with the Pollock Technique™

Adult circumcision DublinThere are a number of reasons why men may choose to get circumcised at an adult age. Some require circumcision as a cure for conditions like phimosis (an overly tight foreskin) while others choose circumcision for cosmetic and personal reasons.

Whatever the reason for your choice to have circumcision later in life, we will be pleased to consult with you and schedule a surgery at your convenience.

With our skin glue closure method, in addition to the standard suture technique, we are able to obtain an improved cosmetic outcome without the typical multiple suture track marks in the skin. Adult circumcision procedures with the Pollock Technique™ can offer good results with limited discomfort.

For more information, or to schedule a time to speak with one of our doctors, please contact us today.

Appointments are generally available within a short time and no referral is required. Our experienced circumcision doctors specializes in circumcision for men of all ages.

Adult Circumcision Costs in Dublin

The adult circumcision clinic in dublin irelandAdult 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 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.

Circumcision pricing varies by age, with lower cost for infant and baby procedures and a higher fixed price for young men (16 and up) and adults that reflects the increased complexity of circumcision at an older age.

Procedures for all ages are performed under local anaesthetic in our clinics. No hospital visit is required.

Getting Circumcised at Your Age

We are often asked; “Am I too old to get circumcised?” and the answer is pretty much always “no”. Men and youth aged 16 and up have the surgery in our adult circumcision clinics. You can also find additional information regarding circumcision for babies on a dedicated page on this website.

The most common age range for adult circumcision is 18 – 40 years old. The medical team at Gentle Procedures Clinics in Limerick and Dublin are experts at circumcising men of all ages, and we have collectively performed many tens of thousands of circumcision procedures in our affiliated clinics in Ireland, Australia, the UK and Canada. Gentle Procedures Ireland offers adult circumcision for men aged 16 and up.

Please contact us today with your inquiry.

You can also use the cost confirmation form to request more information.

The Adult Circumcision Procedure

Our clinics offers the advantage of being focused on circumcision procedures. Our internal processes are optimized to deliver the best possible care to men requiring a circumcision.

The details below provide an overview of how your surgery will be performed and what to expect afterwards. You will receive detailed written instructions for post-surgery care as well as consult one-on-one with Doctor Jason McMahon or Doctor Emmet Kerin.

Our team is available after the procedure as required to answer your questions and to react quickly in the unlikely event that there are any problems.

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 favourite 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 is 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.

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Ireland Adult Circumcision FAQ

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.

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.

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.

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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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