Guiding teens through their circumcision options.
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Research shows that teen circumcision can prevent many cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes genital warts and certain penile cancers, and HIV infections. Dr. Jerome Pittman and the medical team at Gentle Circumcision in Culver City, California, specialize in performing circumcisions on males of all ages, including teens, with exceptional outcomes. Call Gentle Circumcision to schedule a consultation for teen circumcision or book an appointment online today.
Teen Circumcision Q & A
What is teen circumcision?
Teen circumcision is the removal of the foreskin from the glans (head) of the penis in a boy aged 13-19. Most boys undergo circumcision as newborns or young infants based on cultural or religious tradition as part of a family decision. However, some parents believe circumcision is a choice best made at a later date when their son is a mature teen or young adult.
As cited in a 2014 publication by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), teen circumcision for boys who werenʼt circumcised as babies can help reduce the spread of STDs. Some studies show that it’s often difficult to keep the foreskin of the penis clean. The area between the foreskin and penis can trap bacteria and viruses, which might not get washed away in the shower. These pathogens can then spread to sexual partners.
Teen circumcision helps to ensure thereʼs nowhere for bacteria and viruses to hide, reducing the likelihood of spreading STDs.
How is teen circumcision performed?
Dr. Pittman uses a hand technique as opposed to a circumcision device for teen circumcision. This takes place under a local anesthetic that numbs the entire area prior to the start of the procedure Teen circumcision takes about 45 minutes to complete. Our goals are to:
- Focus on comfort during and after the procedure
- Eliminate risks of complications
- Enhance asthetically-pleasing results
It takes 4-6 weeks to heal after teen circumcision. Your son can return to sports activities after 1 week.
Is teen circumcision painful?
A teen circumcision performed at Gentle Circumcision should be virtually painless, as Dr. Pittman makes every patientʼs comfort a priority at every stage. We recommend teens take a pre-surgery loading dose of extra-strength acetaminophen at bedtime, and repeat at breakfast the morning of their procedure. Once your son arrives to the facility and the consultation with the doctor is completed, he is prepped in the procedure room, Local anesthesia, using buffered Lidocaine is administered so the circumcision can proceed without any discomfort.
Needle-free injections (optional) is a new addition to the pain management arsenal. This needle-free experience is virtually painless and simple in principle. The needle-free administration of local anesthesia uses a medical grade jet to deliver a high-pressure jet stream of anesthesia directly to the impacted area. The anesthesia penetrates locally at the injection site and onset is almost immediate.
Alternating between acetaminophen and ibuprofen over the next 48 hrs is sufficient to address any discomfort. For patient !2 years of age and older, the doctor may prescribe a narcotic analgesic.
For more information on virtually painless circumcision, make an appointment with Gentle Circumcision. 310-559-8000
Why Gentle Circumcision?
- Experience – 16,000+ circumcisions performed since 2005
- 4.7 out of 5 star Google reviews
- Virtually painless circumcision/recovery
- Procedure on Thursday—) Return to school on Monday
- Financing Available
HOW IT WORKS
Book an appointment
The first step to getting circumcised is to make an appointment with a circumcision specialist at Gentle Circumcision.
The next step in the process involves consultation with the circumcision specialist. Circumcision for teens is explained, and questions answered.
The procedure starts after the administration of local anesthesia. Teen circumcision procedures take about 45 minutes to complete.
Recovery and Healing
Thanks to our exceptional pain management program, our patients can experience a virtually painless recovery. They will be able to return to school within 3 days after the procedure.