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Patient Testimonial

"Good news from Milano, Italy.News from the Milano Mayamona family confirms that "You are a Centre of Excellence". Baby Nathan Fumuzola got the plastic ring off his penis on Thursday 13 January, day 7 after the circumcision.

“Everything went well and smooth as described in your centre leaflet. Nathan behaved has if nothing happened to him for he was playing all day round, without any itch. My brother said: we travel from Italy to the centre and we got the best for our son.

“We are glad we chose your centre (though from a Google search) and will recomend any interested parents.

“And as a family we say: a big thank you.Attached pics of baby Nathan at your centre. Cheers"


Dr. Lubanzadio Mavatikua
Uncle to Nathan,
On behalf of the Mayamona

"I thought I must put pen to paper...or in this case fingertips to keyboard to thank you very much for the excellent service your company afforded me a few weeks ago.

“From my initial booking through to my after op rest period ( not forgetting the tea and chocolate biscuits) the whole process was handled with courtesy and professionalism.

“A special thanks to the surgeon and his reassuring assistant for putting my mind at ease and performing a pain free and stress free operation,the result by the way is a work of art.

A company to be highly recommended."


J.F. Southend on Sea.

"Your staff were very professional, the clinic clean and welcoming. You were very reassuring both before the procedure and on Day 6 when I called with a concern. The Plastibell did fall off the very next day.

"The scar looks neat and I will certainly be recommending your clinic to my patients who express an interest in circumcision."


Dr Sadaf H.

"Just to say a big thank you for a job well done... We had the operation done on the 23 January and the plastic ring dropped off on day 5 (Monday 28 January) and Dominic is healing well... no problems noted and he has been a contented little one since the operation! Quite surprising!

"Once again our appreciation and thanks to the doctors, nurse and yourself (Pauline) for providing a relaxing, reassuring and caring environment and attitude you have shown towards us... All the best and keep up the good work."


Wolla and Rosanna B.

“To all the staff at The Thornhill Clinic. Thank you all so much for your amazing work, help and kindness during my time spent with you.

"You are all truly a credit to your profession. Kindest regards."


Alan M.

"We didn't need the photos and the result is almost perfection - high and tight, and very neat. So congrats to all."


Kevin N.

"Good morning. I never got a chance to say it properly yesterday, or fill out a comment card, so could you please pass on my thanks to the Doctor and his team, in particularly the two men who did the 'job'.

"When they were introducing themselves, I was a little anxious so cannot remember their names - sorry guys. However, their bedside manner was fantastic and although I can't say they made it an 'enjoyable' experience (not a criticism) they did put me at ease and too my mind off the task at hand which was much appreciated.

"After a long time researching, I am happy that I decided to make the appointment with you.

"You offer a friendly, efficient and highly professional service that I would happily recommend to anyone thinking of having this procedure done.

"Again, thanks for everything. Regards"


Ronan T.

"Dear Darrel,

“I visited your clinic on Monday for a circumcision operation for medical reasons. I am just writing to let you know that I thought the service you offer is excellent. The medical staff that performed my operation were exceptional. They really are a credit to you and your surgery. They made what was quite a nervous and scary situation into, I have to say, a very pleasant and calming experience.

"They talked me through the whole operation beforehand as well as engaging in light conversation throughout. I personally found this very relaxing and reassuring that the two doctors took great time and care to deal with me in this way, so please thank them on my behalf (I wish there were more doctors out there like them?).

"The clinic itself I found immaculate and a very friendly environment to be in. The two ladies on reception also deserve praise, as they were most helpful, polite and considerate to all of the patients there. Again, I just wish there were more receptionists in general practice like the two ladies you employ.

"So thank them once more from me because they are a credit to you and the medical profession. Keep up the good work. Yours sincerely"


Peter A.

"Hi, I would like to let you know that 7 weeks after my operation I am very happy with the result and I would like to thank you for your assistance at this time."


Andy W.

"Dear Circumcision Centre. I just wanted to forward my thanks and gratitude to you for making my operation as painless and comfortable as possible last Friday. I have removed the first bandage yesterday evening and everything is looking fine so far. I'll continue to follow the instructions you have supplied. Once again, thank you very much."


Andrew T.

"Dear Sir. Three weeks ago I had a circumcision at your clinic. When the bandage came off the result was very neat and the sealing was so well done that there was hardly any blood on the dressing.

"Thanks to all the staff at the clinic who were very helpful and reassuring. Having an operation with a local anesthetic meant a quick recovery afterwards, and kept the costs down to a very affordable amount. Kind regards."


Christopher D.

"First of all, myself and Thomas and his mum want to thank you. Thomas was circumcised last Monday - frenulum removed and PlastiBell. The PlastiBell has dropped off today on his 13th birthday, he is a little tender still and slightly swollen but is very pleased with the result. In fact he has told two of his friends who are also having problems and gave them your website address.
"In fact he has told everyone he knows. It's amusing he even went to the swimming club on Saturday where he has several friends. He didn't swim, but just went to show them the PlastiBell in operation.
"We both couldn't believe how quickly the operation went and the only discomfort he had, apart from the needle, was the tight underpants his mum had bought him. I went into Luton and purchased some bigger ones, which solved the problem. My only regret is that we didn't push for this operation sooner.
"So, on behalf of Thomas, his mum and myself a very big thank you. We don't mind if you use this on your website... but if you do just use his first name thank you."


Thomas W.

"I was most impressed with what he did and the care that he took and it would be nice to recommend the Circumcision Clinic to anyone else I can advise to use your clinic.
The whole ethos of the place there was brilliant and deserves me passing on my views that the Circumcision Centre is the place to use."


Brian J.

"We had our son circumcised at your clinic in October, and as the testimonials on your site helped to put our mind at ease before the process, we thought we would like to send you a testimonial to use on the website if you wish, although we would prefer to remain anonymous.Thank you so much for the positive experience we had at your clinic. We were impressed by the way everything was managed, and the surgeon was very skilled. We felt at ease, and in good hands. Our son didn't even show any sign of discomfort a few hours later. The process and aftercare were explained very well, and everything went so smoothly. Thank you!"


Anon

"Just wanted to say Thanks, my sons ring came off on day 4 and is all healing well, I have also put your leaflet up in my community centre"


TP

Hi Darrel, just to let you know that I am doing well here and the way I was treated was excellent and I would say to anyone to go and get their circumcision done at your place. I have not felt this comfortable since I was 14 years old, I should have done it years ago. Also there was no pain after I only took 2 pain killers that night then that was me, again great job. Thanks again


Alan Campbell

"Thank you for the service you provided on 9 Sep 14 for our 3 year old son. The procedure was less daunting than expected for worrying parents! Very professional and would highly recommend to our friends and family"


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Circumcision Preparation and Aftercare For Older Boys and Adult Men (Patients 13+ Years Old)

Introduction

This information is intended as a general guide to the preparations you should make for your elective adult circumcision and the after-care of your newly circumcised penis. The guidance also applies to the circumcision of pubescent and post-pubescent teenagers but not to infant or childhood circumcisions.

There are no hard and fast rules regarding how to prepare for a circumcision, nor what to do and expect after it so the following information is only a guide. This information has been gathered from a variety of sources including hints given on the Internet by newly circumcised men recounting what worked well for them.

Making the Appointment

Some doctors' lists fill up months ahead. If timing is important to you, e.g. to fit in with available holiday dates, then be sure to make your initial contact with the doctor well in advance. You can always fix a date for several months ahead, even if earlier dates are available.

The Centre doctors will require you to have a preliminary consultation. At this they will ensure that you know what is involved and will collect some medical details from you to eliminate obvious contra-indications.

Be sure to tell the doctor if you are allergic to any anaesthetic or antibiotic; if you suffer from diabetes; if you are on any prescribed medication; or if you have recently had any other medical treatment.

This is also the time to discuss with the doctor any particular outcome that you require, e.g. a 'tight' or 'loose' circumcision,'high' or 'low' placement of the scar line, removal or retention of the frenulum. Remember that the terms 'high' and 'low' may not be familiar to the doctor, or he may consider them the opposite way from you! So be specific and show him where you want the scar line placed.

Ask any other questions you may have about the proposed circumcision.This is your last chance to opt out or for a different doctor if you are not entirely happy to proceed.

Preparation

Pubic Hair

There is no need to completely shave your pubic hair but it is desirable to trim it fairly short. This aids asepsis during the operation and prevents hairs becoming painfully trapped in the bandaging afterwards. Trim your pubic hair a few days in advance of the operation to allow time for the cut ends to soften again.

Sex

There will be a period of up to six weeks after circumcision when you will not be able to indulge in sex. It is desirable therefore that you reduce your desires beforehand. On the morning of the operation either have sex with your partner or masturbate to climax.

Alcohol

Do not take any alcohol, whether with or without a meal, prior to the operation as it can dehydrate you and may reduce the effectiveness of the local anaesthetic.

Hygiene

On the morning of the circumcision ensure that you take a good bath or shower and pay particular attention to your genitals. Retract your foreskin as far as you can and clean well under it. Immediately before the time of the operation empty your bowels and bladder.

After-care

After the operation your whole penis will be swollen and look very bruised. This is a normal effect of both the injected anaesthetic and the handling it necessarily receives during the operation. These will gradually reduce over the next week or two.

Underwear

If you normally wear boxers you may find that they give insufficient support immediately post-operative. You may wish to consider some form of briefs which will hold your penis in position and thus reduce the frictional stimulation which it would otherwise receive if allowed to swing freely.

The Bandage

The Centre doctors bandage only the immediate area of the cut. This bandage will normally be wound tightly around the penis. It serves two purposes, to protect the wound and to contain and reduce the swelling.

Removal of the initial bandage is a compromise between maintaining the compression for as long as possible to reduce swelling as fast as possible, and changing the dressing on the wound before it sticks too much to the healing skin.

4 to 5 days after the operation is generally regarded as the most opportune time to change the dressing. The bandage will, most likely, be well caked in blood (particularly the inner layers) and will need to be soaked off in the bath to avoid tearing the healing wound.

Put only enough lukewarm water in a bath as needed to just cover your groin completely. Throw in a couple of handfuls of salt to promote healing. DO NOT add any form of antiseptic solution. Sterilize a pair of small scissors by dipping in an antiseptic solution followed by a quick rinse in clear water (they will not actually touch your wound, so need not be absolutely aseptic).After soaking, cut the elastoplast in the direction of the penis tip. This reveals the gauze which is attached to the penis by 2 stitches. These two anchor stitches must now be cut to detach the gauze from the penis. Avoid cutting the other stitches.

The dressing should now be peeled off the wound. (Having a small plastic bag available to throw the used bandage into is a good idea.) Slowly unwind the bandage, stopping whenever you start to need to use any force to release it ­ let the water soak the clotted blood off and then continue. Be sure to remove ALL of the bandage, including any odd strands of gauze which might otherwise become embedded in the wound.

Once the bandage is off, swill away the bloody water and replace with more lukewarm water and salt. Allow the exposed penis to soak for a few minutes (not too long, but enough to remove caked blood) and then pat dry with a gauze pad followed by applying a fresh bandage to protect the wound as it continues to heal. A thin coating of a bland ointment, e.g. Vaseline, before applying the bandage will reduce the possibility of blood making it stick to the skin.

Repeat the process every 48 hours or so until the middle of the second week, after which the light bandage can be left on or off as you wish. If you choose not to use a bandage then a gauze pad may be useful to prevent the stitches catching in your underwear.

Promoting Healing

Do not apply any antiseptic cream to your penis, nor add any antiseptic to bath water. Whilst they do help to kill germs, most are corrosive to new skin and actually slow down healing. In the rare cases where an infection develops, see a doctor as soon as possible.

It can be beneficial and very soothing to soak the wound for 10 to 15 minutes a couple of times a day in a cupful of cooled, boiled water to which has been added a teaspoon of salt.

Pain Killers

Everyone reacts differently in respect of pain. For most people circumcision will not be truly painful, but a degree of discomfort is to be expected during the first few days.

If you choose to take pain killing tablets then follow the instructions precisely. Do not take more than the recommended maximum dose.

If you have a favourite brand of pain killer and the doctor has prescribed something else, be sure to ask about the effects of 'mixing and matching'.

Do not take Aspirin or any Aspirin based product since these thin the blood and have an anti-clotting action which can increase bleeding from a wound.

The Stitches

Stitches (sutures in medical parlance) need to remain in place long enough for the cut edges to knit together but not so long as to allow the skin around them to fully heal. In practice this usually means they should remain for between 1 and 2 weeks. Leaving them longer increases the risk of small holes (or 'stitch tunnels') remaining in the skin.

Although the doctor will normally use soluble (or self-dissolving) stitches they should still be removed after 2 weeks if not already dissolved by then. You can go to your own doctor to have the stitches removed or can do it yourself (even easier, get your partner or a friend to do it for you).

Sterilize a pair of fine pointed scissors and a pair of flat-bladed tweezers. Wash your hands and penis thoroughly. Carefully cut through a stitch near the knot and pull it out by grasping the knot in the tweezers. Do not be surprised if the location bleeds a bit. Remove alternate stitches, stopping if the two edges of the circumcision line separate ­ this indicates that healing is not far enough advanced. If all is well then you can remove the remaining stitches, or you may choose to leave them a couple of days more if you wish.

Erections

To reduce the effect of nocturnal erections pulling on the stitches during the first few days, empty your bladder before retiring and a few times during the night. Do not lie on your back, but on your side. It may be helpful to draw your knees up a bit into a more foetal position.

Sex

Do not be over eager to have sex until your circumcision has healed, which will normally take up to six weeks. If you need relief during the healing process then try techniques which stimulate places other than the glans and scar line. These can include squeezing the shaft alone, massaging the nipples or prostate massage.

To avoid excessive friction on the healing scar line you may wish to consider the use of a condom. A condom should always be used for penetrative sex (even with a regular partner) until the scar line is completely healed and settled down, which may take two to three months to achieve.

Time off School or Work

There is no absolute need to take time off school or work after circumcision, but you may find it very hard to concentrate on work for the first few days and so may find it useful to take a week off. A week (or even two) off work is very desirable if you do heavy lifting or if your job keeps you seated and unable to move around freely for long periods.

Do not schedule a circumcision immediately before major examinations if you wish to pass them, as you cannot get up and walk around to relieve any pressure on your penis.

You should naturally avoid energetic or contact sports, cycling and swimming until your circumcision has fully healed.

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