Teenage Circumcision – Getting Circumcised as an Older Boy
Welcome to Comfort Procedures located in the Dallas metroplex, in Richardson, Texas. Our private medical clinic offers circumcision for infants and babies up to 24 weeks. Boys 12 and over, teens, and men of all ages come to our clinic to have the procedure done. Please see other pages of our website if you are interested in knowing more about infant or adult circumcision.
Our clinic specializes in circumcision and serves clients from all over Texas and beyond. With a dedicated focus on circumcision procedures, we are able to provide the highest level of male medical care for our patients.
If you are interested in discussing a circumcision procedure with Dr. McAuliff, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation.
Circumcision for Texas Boys of Any Age
At Comfort Procedures, we are often asked about the best age for circumcision and if a boy becomes too old to have the procedure done. We routinely perform circumcision for youths ages 12 and older. No medical referral is required for the procedure at our clinic. While your primary care doctor may refer you to us for circumcision, it is not necessary.
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We perform circumcision for newborns and babies up to 24 weeks of age, boys 12 and up, and teenagers.
As the only dedicated circumcision clinic in Texas, we routinely offer circumcision for boys age 12 and up using local anesthetic. This has made us a popular choice for males from all over the state and even beyond. If you are planning to travel overnight for the surgery, please let us know and we can recommend local accommodations for you and your son.
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Getting Circumcised as a Teenager
If you have a child or teenage son who needs circumcision, or if you are a youth looking for more information about the procedure, we encourage you to explore the resources available on our website and elsewhere on the internet, and to contact us for a consultation when you are ready. At Comfort Procedures, we offer circumcision to boys age 12 and up.
Before he begins the procedure, Dr. McAuliff will thoroughly explain the risks and benefits of circumcision so you are comfortable with your decision. Whether you are considering circumcision for your son or for yourself, it is important to have all the necessary information to make an informed choice.
If you have questions about the appropriateness of circumcision for your son or about the specifics of the process at our clinic, you may wish to schedule a consultation before making an appointment for the procedure. To arrange a consultation or to schedule a circumcision appointment, please call us at 469-931-0684.
Circumcising for Phimosis Treatment
Sometimes, circumcision is prescribed as treatment for phimosis or other conditions that may be causing problems as a youth matures. In these cases, the decision to undergo circumcision is driven by the need to address a medical issue.
At our clinic, Dr. McAuliff offers a virtually painless circumcision procedure for phimosis treatment.
Regardless of your reason for contacting us, our professional medical team is here to help you achieve your personal goals and safely and comfortably resolve your medical issues.
Medical Reasons for Getting Circumcised
At Comfort Procedures, we also routinely offer the procedure for older boys age 12 and up. No medical referral is required to schedule the procedure at our clinic, although your primary care doctor may refer you to us.
There are several potential benefits to getting circumcised as a child or teenager. These include:
- reduced risk of penile cancer,
- lower risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) through sexual contact, such as HIV/AIDS.
- lower risk of developing a urinary tract infection, which can affect the bladder, kidneys, or the tubes that carry urine out of the body.
- no more risk of infection of the foreskin.
- phimosis prevention (a condition in which the foreskin is too tight and becomes stuck to the penis)
The Circumcision Procedure for Older Boys and Teens
At Comfort Procedures, circumcision for teens and boys aged 12 and up is a routine procedure. We understand that the procedure may cause anxiety and concerns for both boys and parents, so our procedures include communication between the parents, patients, and our medical team before and after the surgery. The overview below provides some details about the procedure, and your doctor will be happy to answer any specific questions you may have.
Getting ready for circumcision
This information is intended to help you understand what to expect during the circumcision procedure and recovery period, and to assist you in preparing for your son’s surgery. The more you and your son understand about the procedure, the more comfortable you will feel during and after the surgery.
It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions about taking or stopping medications before surgery, including over-the-counter supplements or painkillers which may cause bleeding. It is also a good idea to talk to your son about the surgery, explaining that it will only involve removing the skin that comes down over the head of the penis.
Older boys will understand more complex explanations, while younger children will benefit from a simpler explanation of the reasons for the surgery.
Plan for the recovery period after the operation
It is important to plan for your child’s recovery time after the circumcision procedure. He may or may not want you to be present during the surgery; however, you are welcome to be in the room to offer emotional support. He may need more of your attention and care during the first few days after the surgery. Most children will be able to return to school or daycare within 2-3 days after the surgery.
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The day of surgery
To help your child pass the time during the procedure, we encourage you to have him bring a book or device that will allow him to play games or watch a video as a distraction.
It is important to remember that a parent or legal guardian must accompany your child to the clinic and to give your written permission for the procedure. If both parents will not be present, you will need to provide written permission from the absent parent if there is legal custody, indicating agreement to proceed with the planned surgery.
Anesthetic prior to circumcision
Prior to the circumcision, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the skin near the base of the penis to numb the area. After the area has become numb, a local anesthetic will be administered by injection through the skin near the base of the penis to numb the area even further. The procedure involves removing the foreskin that covers the head of the penis (glans). The entire surgery takes less than an hour from start to finish.
The young man having the procedure will be awake but will not experience any pain during the procedure. If your son can distract himself with music or other activities, the surgery will be completed quickly and with minimal stress.
After the circumcision procedure, some discomfort is expected once the local anesthetic wears off; however, over-the-counter pain relievers will manage any pain or discomfort. Our doctor will provide full post-operative care instructions, including details on how to properly use and regulate the dosage of any prescribed or recommended pain medication.
It is important to carefully follow all post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.
What to expect after a boy’s circumcision
Circumcision for youth and teens will involve a short period of reduced activity during the recovery process. After the surgery, your son will leave the clinic for about an hour to have lunch or run an errand, then return for a post-operative check to ensure there is no unusual post-operative bleeding . Our team will provide written and verbal instructions on how to care for your son after the circumcision. We will also offer extended guidance and follow-up during a several-week recovery period to ensure a smooth and successful outcome.
Our goal is to minimize your child’s discomfort and promote healing after the circumcision procedure. We will provide instructions on how to minimize the risk of infection and will inform you of any warning signs to watch for in case of complications.
If you have any questions or concerns after the surgery, our doctor is available by phone and will respond promptly.
Rest after surgery for a few days
To support the recovery process, it is important to encourage extra rest on the first day after the surgery and to follow the doctor’s instructions about when your child can resume more vigorous activities such as sports, running, and physical education.
When should you call the clinic?
- You have questions or concerns before or after the circumcision procedure.
- You do not understand how to prepare your child for the surgery.
- Your child becomes ill before the surgery, such as with a fever, flu, or cold.
- You need to reschedule the surgery or have changed your mind about having the procedure done.