Teen Aftercare Instructions

Bathing/Bandage Removal:           

  • Sponge bathing is recommended to avoid wetting the bandage during the first 48 hrs. Showering is permitted after 48 hrs.
  • Remove the bandage 48hrs after your procedure during the first shower.
  • Stand in a warm shower for several minutes allowing the bandage to moisten. This will allow you to unravel the bandage easily.
  • Once the bandage is off, you may shower regularly up to once a day.
  • Do not sit in a bath or submerge in water

Medications:

  • You’ve been prescribed medications, please take as directed.
  • DO NOT TAKE: aspirin, ibuprofen, motrin and advil after surgery since it thins your blood and promotes bleeding.
  • Tylenol is also safe for pain.

Bleeding:

  • Small spots of blood are normal.
  • Immediately contact our office if you see continuous bleeding or excessive swelling.

Bruising and Swelling:

  • Bruising and mild swelling is normal up to 30 days after surgery. 

Sexual Activity:

  • If you are sexually active, avoid intercourse for 4 weeks after surgery.
  • Once you resume sexual activity, use condoms for 2 additional weeks to avoid damage to the healing scar.

Alcohol/Smoking:

  • DO NOT drink alcohol for one week
  • DO NOT smoke for one month.

Work/Fitness:

  • You may return to work in as soon as 3 days, depending on your job.
  • No heavy lifting (over 10lbs) for 7 days.
  • Exercise can resume in 1 week.

Most frequently asked question/concern:

  • Why does it look infected?:
    A yellow-whitish film may develop in the first few weeks after surgery. This is normal. This is not pus and/or a sign of infection.
  • Itching is a normal part of heeling.

Follow up Appointment:

  • Please send email healing image to medrecords@gentlecircumcision.com on:_______________________

Emergency phone number: (310) 897-5056

Call our office immediately if:

  • Temperature greater than 101.5
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Bleeding significantly
  • Severe swelling
  • Severe Pain