CO2 Laser Surgery
CO2 Laser circumcision is a new technology for circumcision. It uses laser, as opposed to a surgical knife, to remove the redundant foreskin. This new technology is preferred over traditional surgery as it can perform the dual task of circumcision and stopping the bleeding simultaneously. Even bleeding from the capillaries can be effectively stopped. During the circumcision, the laser knife removes the redundant foreskin using an arc-like motion, which results in a neat incision. Apart from effectively helping the surgeon control the area to be circumcised, laser circumcision is also suitable for patients with different penis sizes and lengths, making it preferable over traditional surgery that makes incisions in straight lines.
Laser circumcision takes around 30 minutes. After the surgery, the surgeon will cover the wound using tissue glue, patient can take bath normally on the next day. Recovery takes around 2 weeks and there is no need for stitches to be removed. Patients may only engage in vigorous exercise and sexual activity 3 weeks after the surgery.(More details on post operative care)
Risks of Surgery
Some patients may still have redundant foreskin after surgery, which requires them to undergo another circumcision. However, this is rare. Laser surgery is suitable for all men except for those whose foreskin and tip of the penis have completely joined together.
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