Circumcision for Adults

adult circumcision arlington, texas, ft worth, metroplex, greater dallas northAdult circumcision is performed here at the Gentle Procedures Clinic location in Richardson, Texas. No hospital visit or doctor’s referral is required.

Adult men come to our specialized circumcision clinic from all over the state of Texas, and beyond.

With our combination of local anesthetic, our quick surgical technique, and our use of skin glue, we provide what may be the most comfortable adult circumcision procedure available in the USA, or anywhere in the world.

The Adult Circumcision Procedure

Our clinic offers the advantage of being focused on circumcision procedures. Our internal processes are optimized to deliver the best possible care to men requiring a circumcision.

Dr. McAuliff uses a device that is similar to one that has long been used for infants.  Because of the use of this device, the procedure results in:

  • less bleeding (if any.)
  • more rapid healing.
  • greatly reduced chance of infection.
  • minimal discomfort during the procedure.
  • less cost to the patient.
  • one visit for the consultation and the procedure.
  • follow-up visits to ensure good outcome, then very little patient time.
  • if pre-procedure complications such as phimosis exist, the procedure can help eliminate them.

The details here provide an overview of how your surgery will be performed and what to expect afterwards. You will receive detailed written instructions for post-surgery care as well as consult one-on-one with Doctor Tim McAuliff. All your questions and concerns will be addressed before you decide to get circumcised.

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Circumcision For Phimosis (Tight Foreskin)

Phimosis is a condition where the foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head of the penis (glans).

Phimosis is normal in babies and toddlers, but in older children, teens, and adults it may be the result of a skin condition that has caused scarring. It isn’t usually a problem unless it causes symptoms.

Phimosis may appear as a tight ring or “rubber band” of foreskin around the tip of the penis, preventing full retraction. Phimosis is divided into two forms: physiologic and pathologic.

Treatments for phimosis vary depending on the child and severity of phimosis. Treatments may include: gentle daily manual retraction, topical corticosteroid ointment application or circumcision.

In some cases where traditional treatments have proved unsuccessful, circumcision may be an option. Contact our office for consultation.

What’s it like getting circumcised as an adult?

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Here is what will happen on the day of your procedure:

  • After receiving local anesthetic to the genital area, the circumcision is performed in a completely painless manner.
  • After the procedure, you will be asked to leave the clinic briefly, to eat lunch or get a cup of coffee, then return for a quick post-procedure check-up.
  • Follow-up is required twice during the next week for dressing changes, etc.
  • Somebody with sedentary work can return to their job within 48 hours. Surgery and follow-up visits are done in the comfort and privacy of our circumcision clinic.
  • You will have access to Dr. McAuliff’s 24 hour phone to answer any concerns.

Our team is available after surgery as required to answer your questions and to react quickly in the unlikely event that there are any problems.

Dr. McAuliff will be reachable anytime in the days following your adult circumcision procedure. You will have his direct personal phone number.

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The Week Before Your Procedure

Starting fourteen days before the procedure, you must entirely avoid taking any aspirin, NSAIDs, fish oil, or other anti-inflammatory medication. These thin the blood somewhat and increase the risk of bleeding. You can still take other pain relief medication like Tylenol.

You must entirely avoid aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, Naproxen, Diclofenac, and others because they may thin the blood and cause unnecessary bleeding.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is acceptable because it does not impact your risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Don’t take aspirin and the other anti-inflammatories for your own safety.

The doctor may not perform your procedure if you have taken these drugs recently. If you have a medical requirement to do so, please discuss with Dr. McAuliff prior to your appointment.

Preparing for Your Circumcision

Take it easy the night before your procedure. Do your best to have a good sleep the night before and follow your normal breakfast routine (except for minimizing coffee) so that you will feel your normal self. Some patients find it stressful to skip coffee, so if you are one of those people who really needs his coffee in the morning  – maybe just have one cup.

The goal is to minimize your stress, so have a cup of coffee if skipping it is will cause distress. If you have taken the prescribed Valium, you must have someone come with you to drive you home as well. Valium can slow your reaction time, thus it would be dangerous to drive yourself.

The morning of your circumcision it is best if you are both physically and mentally calm. You may bring your headphones and listen to your favorite relaxing music on your phone or other small music player during the surgery, if you wish.

The Surgery

The consultation and appointment will take about an hour in total.

After receiving a local anesthetic, the procedure itself is painless.  The local anesthesia ensures that you will feel no discomfort during the circumcision. The entire brief procedure will be over before you know it.

We ask you to go eat lunch or get a cup of coffee and then come back in about an hour for a check to ensure there is no post-operative bleeding.

Follow-up is required 2 times during the 5 or 6 days following the procedure.

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After the Procedure

Your penis may swell in the first 2 days. It is generally not very painful, and over-the-counter pain relievers are all you usually need.

Apply a cold pack as instructed.

You will have a dressing over the head of your penis. Please follow the doctor’s directions about when to remove it. Wear snug fitting underwear that will hold the penis upright. This will help the swelling go down.

You must wait at least 24 hours before you can return to your normal routine. You will want to extend your rest period for several days if possible.  Some men return to sedentary work 2 – 3 days after circumcision. You will need to wait longer before returning to physical work.

A detailed care sheet will be provided with specific instructions to follow after your operation. The information on this page gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover, but each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the care instructions to heal as fast as possible.

Dr. McAuliff will address your specific case and your detailed questions.

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Post Circumcision Activity & Care

Rest when you feel tired. Getting enough sleep will help you recover more quickly. Follow Dr. McAuliff’s instructions regarding showering and bathing. You may take baths after the bandage is removed.

You can return to work and normal activities, including driving, when you feel you are ready.

Avoid strenuous activities, such as bicycle riding, jogging, weight lifting, or aerobic exercise, for at least 2 days after the procedure. Two days after the procedure, you may return to these activities at about half strength for a couple more days and, if that activity is well tolerated, then back to normal.

What to eat after circumcision

You can eat your normal diet. If your stomach is upset, try bland, low-fat foods like plain rice, broiled chicken, toast, and yogurt. Drink plenty of fluids (unless your doctor tells you not to). There is no medical reason to change from your usual meals in the days after getting circumcised. You will likely prefer to eat at home at least for the first day or two to maximize your comfort.

Incision care

Remove any dressing when your doctor says it is okay, following his instructions. Wear underwear that is comfortable for you. After the first few days, some men continue to prefer a snug fit for support, while others prefer loose-fitting briefs. Do what feels best for you.

Ice and elevation

Put ice or a cold pack on your groin for 10 to 20 minutes at a time. Try to do this every 1 to 2 hours for the first day. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your skin. Position your penis so that your underwear keeps it upright.


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Sex After Circumcision

Do not have intercourse or masturbate for 3 weeks, or until your doctor says it is okay. An occasional erection is not harmful as long as you leave it alone. Do not stimulate the penis.

Medications After Circumcision

Your doctor will tell you if and when you can restart your medications. He will also give you instructions about taking any new medications.

If you take blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), or aspirin, be sure to talk to your prescribing doctor. He or she will tell you if and when to start taking those medications again. Make sure that you understand exactly what your doctor wants you to do.

Take pain medications exactly as directed. If the doctor gave you a prescription medication for pain, take it as prescribed. If you are not taking a prescription pain medication, ask your doctor if you can take an over-the-counter medication.

Do not take two or more pain medications at the same time unless the doctor told you to. Many pain medicines have acetaminophen, which is Tylenol. Too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be harmful.

Circumcision for Adult Men at our Richardson Clinic.

Vasectomy at Gentle Procedures Dallas provides permanent birth controlThere are a number of reasons why men may choose to get circumcised at an adult age. Some require circumcision as a cure for conditions like phimosis (an overly tight foreskin) while others choose circumcision for cosmetic and personal reasons. Whatever the reason for your choice to have circumcision later in life, we will be pleased to consult with you and schedule a surgery at your convenience.

With our skin glue closure method, we are able to obtain an improved cosmetic outcome without the typical multiple suture track marks in the skin. Adult circumcision procedures in our clinic offer optimal results with the least discomfort.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today. Appointments are generally available within a short time and no referral is required. Our experienced doctor specializes in circumcision for men of all ages.

Getting Circumcised at Any Age

texas circumcision dr for grown manWe are often asked; “Am I too old to get circumcised?” and the answer is pretty much always “no”. Men and teens have the surgery in our adult circumcision clinic. You can also find additional information regarding circumcision for babies on a dedicated page on our site.

We perform circumcisions on newborns, and babies up to 5 months. Boys 10 and over, teens and men of any age are excellent candidates for the procedure.

The most common age range for adult circumcision is 18 – 40 years old, but the procedure is regularly performed on a much larger age range as requested for medical and personal reasons. We have circumcised men aged in their seventies.

The medical team at our clinic is expert at circumcising men of all ages.

Please contact us today with your inquiry.

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