Circumcision Surgery for Adults

adult circumcision the province of manitoba - winnipeg Adult circumcision is performed on-site here at the Buenafe Clinic location in Winnipeg.

Adult men come to our specialized circumcision clinic from across Manitoba, and beyond.

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

Men also have the option for inhaled nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to reduce anxiety and increase comfort during the short procedure.

No hospital visit or doctor’s referral is required. Physicians refer their patients to our clinic for adult circumcision, however, your doctor does not need to make a referral for you. You can call our main booking line directly at 204-697-9013, or request a consultation appointment now online.

Procedure Overview

Here is a summary of the adult circumcision process. In addition to the steps below most adult circumcision clients will need to be seen by Dr. Jay for a preoperative examination and counselling which is crucial in preparation for the actual procedure.

Please contact us today if you would like a consultation and please read on for detail on what will happen on the day of your eventual procedure:

  • After receiving local anesthetic to the genital area, the circumcision is performed in a completely painless manner. The whole procedure is done in just a few minutes.
  • Nitrous oxide if offered for men who want mild sedation to relieve any anxiety during the procedure.
  • You will be at the clinic just over an hour in total; including prep, procedure, and a post-procedure observation period.
  • Follow-up is required in the first day or two after the operation for dressing changes, etc.
  • Surgery and follow-up visits are done in the comfort and privacy of our circumcision clinic.
  • All supplies, dressings, analgesia, sick certificates, etc. supplied at no extra cost.
  • You will have access to Dr. Jay’s 24 Hr. phone to answer any concerns.

Please go ahead and request a consultation appointment at our Winnipeg clinic if you are considering getting circumcised as an adult. The initial consultation can be done by phone in some cases.

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Adult Circumcision, Right Here in Winnipeg

There 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, in addition to the standard suture technique, 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 to speak with our doctor, 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.

Adult Circumcision Costs in Manitoba

In the province of Manitoba, the public health insurance program – Manitoba Health – covers adult circumcision only in cases where the procedure can be classified as medically necessary for the man. This means that the great majority of adult circumcisions performed at our Winnipeg adult circumcision clinic are paid for directly by the patient.

Our fees for circumcision for adults are as follows:

  • 18 – 19 years of age is $1450
  • 20+ years of age is $2000

If you would like more detail on adult circumcision costs, please use the Circumcision Cost Confirmation form to send us your inquiry and we will reply fast with the detail you require.

Getting Circumcised at Your Age

teen circumcision getting it doneWe are often asked; “Am I too old to get circumcised?” and the answer is pretty much always “no”. Men and youth of all ages have the surgery in our adult circumcision clinic. You can also find additional information regarding circumcision for babies, boys and teens on dedicated pages on this website.

The most common age range for adult circumcision is 18 – 40 years old, but the procedure is regularly performed on a larger age range as requested for medical and personal reasons.

The medical team at our clinic are experts at circumcising men of all ages, and we have collectively performed over 100,000 circumcision procedures in our affiliated Gentle Procedures clinics across Canada and in the United States.

Please contact us today with your inquiry.

The Adult Circumcision Procedure

Buenafe Clinic offers the advantage of being focused on circumcision procedures. Our internal processes are optimized to deliver the highest quality of care to men requiring a circumcision.

The information below provides 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 Jay.

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. Jay will be reachable anytime in the days following your adult circumcision procedure. You will have his direct personal phone number. In the unlikely event of a post-procedure issue you will have quick access to the support you may need.

Before Adult Circumcision at our Winnipeg, MB Clinic

The morning of your circumcision we recommend that you avoid coffee and other caffeinated beverages or stimulants. It is best if you are both physically and mentally calm. Bring your headphones and listen to your favourite relaxing music on your phone or other small music player during the surgery.

Take it easy the night before

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 and if you are one of those people who really need their 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. We recommend that the patient have someone come with them to drive them home as well.

The Surgery

The procedure itself will take about 5 – 10 minutes once the penis has been anaesthetized.

You may choose to have a hand-held nitrous oxide inhaler for optional mild sedation. This can be a good option for men that are nervous about the procedure.

You will be kept for observation a little while after surgery, with a private recovery room.

Follow-up is required in the day or two after the operation for dressing changes and check-up.

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Adult Circumcision FAQ

The procedure itself usually takes about 15 minutes once the anesthetic has kicked in. Generally, plan to be in our office for about 1.5 hours.
We employ a highly effective local anesthetic to ensure you are numb prior to proceeding.
In all cases, the minimum length of time will be 6 weeks before the wound heals.
For those with an office job, you may return in 2-3 days. For those who work physical jobs, we suggest you rest for 5-7 days.
After your first week of taking it really easy you may resume regular activities as long as you are pain free, including sports or going to the gym. You should avoid any activity that puts pressure on the penis or scrotum for at least 3 weeks (biking etc.). No contact sports for 6 – 8 weeks.
You should not have sex or masturbate for 6 weeks after getting circumcised as an adult.
Most adult circumcision patients find that there is minimal pain post operatively. Expect some mild discomfort after your procedure for a couple days just like with any surgery, after which there may be some discomfort during the first 2 weeks with nocturnal erections but they are generally mild and relieved with paracetamol or ibuprofen.

After the Procedure

Adults will have a total duration of healing usually between 1 and 3 weeks. The incision will usually start to dry out and close in a week and the swelling will continue to subside. You may need to apply a cold compress or take pain relievers such as Advil or Aleve for few more days to help with the swelling.

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.

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 can return to work and your normal routine when you feel ready to. Most men can return to sedentary within a week 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. Jay 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 fast. You may shower when you no longer have a bandage on your penis. Pat the cut (incision) dry. You may also take short baths if you wish.

Avoid strenuous activities, such as bicycle riding, jogging, weight lifting, or aerobic exercise, for 4 weeks or until your doctor says it is okay. You can return to work and normal activities, including driving, when you are comfortable doing them.

What to eat after circumcision as an adult.

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. Do this by soaking it off in a warm bath. 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.

Sex After Circumcision

Do not have intercourse or masturbate for 6 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 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. It’s always better to ask the question if you are unclear.
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.

If you think your pain medicine is making you sick to your stomach:

  • Take your medicine after meals (unless your doctor has told you not to).
  • Ask your doctor for a different pain medicine.

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