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6 Myths of Adult Circumcision

Can you get circumcised at any age? Yes, you can. However, this isn’t always an easy decision. Making the choice to undergo adult circumcision is complicated by the amount of misinformation floating around in society and online, which may incite fear or confusion. 

If you are an uncircumcised adult considering circumcision, you need to understand the truth about this procedure, as opposed to the rumors. To help you get the “real scoop” on adult circumcision, here’s a rundown of the 6 most common myths surrounding adult male circumcision. 

1. GETTING CIRCUMCISED AS AN ADULT IS MORE PAINFUL THAN GETTING CIRCUMCISED AS AN INFANT.

Whether you are an infant or an adult, anesthesia will always be used during a circumcision procedure. If you are an adult undergoing circumcision, your doctor will administer a powerful local anesthetic that will make the procedure both safe and painless. 

2. The recovery period is lengthy and difficult.

How long does it take the penis to heal after circumcision? Not as long as you may think. You will need to miss three days of work at most, not counting the day of your procedure. In fact, if you schedule your procedure on a Friday, you can be back at work as early as Monday morning. Overall, healing time may take 3-4 weeks.

3. ADULT CIRCUMCISION REQUIRES GENERAL ANESTHESIA.

Getting circumcised when you’re older will not require general anesthesia. Painless circumcisions can be performed using only local anesthetics, which means a lower cost and fewer risks for the patient. 

4. ADULT CIRCUMCISION IS EXPENSIVE.

How much does it cost to get circumcised? Well, the cost to get circumcised varies. Most insurance plans will not cover the cost of adult circumcision. However, because general anesthesia is not required for these procedures, the price to get circumcised is not as high as you may think. In fact, this procedure can be completed for as little as $1,600, which is a small price to pay for a lifetime of reduced health risks and improved self-confidence. 

5. PROBLEMS WITH INFANT CIRCUMCISION CAN’T BE REPAIRED WHEN YOU ARE AN ADULT.

This is simply not true. In fact, circumcision revisions are common. These procedures are often requested because of an uneven scar, poor healing or excess foreskin that was not removed during the initial circumcision. 

6. CIRCUMCISION RESULTS IN DECREASED SENSATION AND LESS SEXUAL ENJOYMENT.

Some of the most common questions asked by men contemplating circumcision are “Do circumcised men feel less during sex?” and “How much sensitivity is lost from circumcision?” Although some people may tell you that circumcision decreases pleasure, many studies have shown that the opposite is true. Circumcised men report increased sexual enjoyment as measured by sensitivity, ejaculatory function, sex drive and the markedly more favorable responses of their female partners regarding the appearance of the circumcised penis.

SHOULD I GET CIRCUMCISED?

Deciding to undergo any type of elective surgery is never easy, especially when it is a body part that plays such an essential role in reproduction and male identity. If you are considering an adult circumcision, we can help you answer all of your questions, clear up any misconceptions you may have and help you make the best decision for you. Call Gentle Circumcision today at (310) 559-8000 . 

Schedule a consultation today to discuss your concerns, and let us provide you with real answers based on years of experience and thousands of successful outcomes.

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