Adult Circumcision in Los Angeles

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Circumcision is a highly personal decision for any man. But the right urologist can make all the difference in how you respond to this standard procedure. Comprehensive Urology in the Beverly Grove community of Los Angeles, California can help. Kiarash Michel, MD, and his team of board-certified urology experts perform adult circumcision in Los Angeles on men over the age of 20.

Comprehensive Urology focuses on providing patients with safe and effective treatments for various concerns. In addition to adult circumcision, we offer a full suite of discrete and compassionate treatment for both men and women. Contact us today to learn more about what our procedures can do and help you achieve. To learn more about adult circumcision and its benefits, call or book an appointment online today.

Comprehensive Urology

Urologists located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA

Adult Circumcision Q & A

What is circumcision?

Circumcision is a common surgical procedure around the world. During the surgery, Dr. Michel and the team remove the foreskin surrounding the tip of the penis. Physicians typically remove the foreskin during childhood. However, many men decide to wait until they are adults to go through with the procedure.

There are many reasons adults choose to become circumcised, including:

  • Religious
  • Aesthetics
  • Hygienic
  • And medical purposes

Some men have also undergone circumcisions elsewhere but are not happy with the results. Such patients commonly visit Comprehensive Urology to improve their cosmetic and functional outcomes. Dr. Michel and his team use advanced plastic surgical techniques to create optimal results for patients.

What are the benefits of circumcision?

Circumcision offers many cosmetic and health benefits for men, including:

Disease protection

Research shows that circumcised men have a far lower risk of contracting HIV. Likewise, they have lower rates of syphilis chancroid, an infection that causes ulceration of the lymph nodes in the groin. The foreskin can also make it easier to transmit HIV to others. While circumcision does not drop these odds to zero, it provides significant improvement.

Circumcision also helps prevent paraphimosis. This condition causes restricted blood flow and swelling due to tightened foreskin around the penis.

Minimized infections

According to statistics, circumcision reduces your risk of contracting infections by as much as 10-14%. Having foreskin creates a moist environment on your genitals. It is in such an environment that a range of types of bacteria can thrive and multiply. This increased presence of bacteria in turn increases the risk of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Circumcision even reduces your risk of balanoposthitis. This unpleasant condition results from a bacterial infection. In many cases, it leads to inflammation and pain in the foreskin.

Cancer risk reduction

While penile cancer is rare, it typically develops in the foreskin. By removing it, you literally remove the likelihood of having cancer in this area. Circumcision reduces your risk of penile cancer by three or four times.

Enhanced appearance

Many men undergo circumcision during adulthood. When done right, it gives the penis a smoother appearance, particularly when erect. Being confident in your sexual organ’s appearance is often a key part of intimacy. And that confidence can radiate out into other areas of your life as well.

Some men may have undergone a prior circumcision during their childhood or adulthood with another surgeon. However, they may not be happy with their cosmetic results those procedures gave them. In these cases, patients often consult Dr. Michel and his team at Comprehensive Urology. At our practice, we provide advanced plastic surgical techniques. The result: we can help patients achieve better cosmetic and functional outcomes.

What happens during adult circumcision?

Most circumcisions typically take between 30 and 45 minutes. Patients are fully sedated and are very comfortable during the procedure.

All circumcisions are done on an outpatient basis, and patients go home the same day. Most often, patients undergoing circumcisions have minimal to no pain post-operatively. That’s the advantage of modern techniques and methods.

How will I recover after a circumcision?

The team bandages your penis before you leave the surgical center. This allows you to manage your swelling and protects the incisions against bacteria. Thanks to the minimally invasive nature of circumcision, your penis should heal within a few weeks.

You may experience some spraying when urinating for the first few days following the procedure. However, it shouldn’t be painful in any way. You can resume sexual activity about six weeks after your circumcision. But wait until the incisions fully heal to prevent tearing or other problems.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are ready to learn more about adult circumcision in Los Angeles, contact Comprehensive Urology today. Schedule your consultation to set up an initial appointment to discover if this procedure is right for you. We always provide fully discrete and compassionate care to ensure a comfortable experience for each patient. Call us today or use our online form to set up your one-on-one consultation with one of our experienced specialists.