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Circumcision Procedure and Detailed Recovery Guide with Dr. Fabio Castiglione, London's Specialist

Circumcision Procedure

Title: "Navigating the Circumcision Process and Recovery with Dr. Fabio Castiglione, a Specialist in London"

Meta Description: "Dive into the details of circumcision, understand the recovery process, and explore the potential effects on sexual health with Dr. Fabio Castiglione, a respected Andrologist and Urologist based in London."


Circumcision, a surgical procedure that entails the partial or complete removal of the foreskin from the penis, is widely practiced globally due to a variety of religious, cultural, and health reasons. In this article, we'll delve into the intricacies of circumcision, its recovery period, and its potential impact on sexual health, guided by the expertise of Dr. Fabio Castiglione, a renowned Andrologist and Urologist based in London.

About Dr. Fabio Castiglione

Dr. Fabio Castiglione is an esteemed Andrologist and Urologist and a Consultant Urologist at King's College Hospital in London.

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The Circumcision Procedure

Circumcision demands surgical accuracy to ensure a functional outcome, precise suturing, and a barely noticeable scar. Despite being a localized trauma, the use of non-invasive anesthesia allows for an almost immediate recovery post-operation. Patients are typically able to stand and walk independently after the procedure and are usually discharged within two hours, with certain behavioral guidelines to follow in the subsequent month.

Post-Operation Recovery

The recovery period post-circumcision typically spans about 2-3 weeks. Here are some more detailed postoperative care instructions:

  1. Swelling and Bruising: Post-surgery, you may notice some swelling and bruising of the penis, which could last for several days. It may take up to six weeks for the penis to regain its final cosmetic appearance.

  2. Sensitivity: The exposed glans penis may be highly sensitive for the first two weeks post-surgery. Once this hypersensitivity subsides, your penis will likely feel slightly less sensitive than before the operation.

  3. Dressing and Wound Care: Any dressing applied should naturally fall off within 24 hours. If it doesn't, or if it becomes soaked with urine, it should be removed. The area should be kept dry for 24 to 48 hours and soaking in a bath should be avoided. Daily dressing changes and sanitary procedures should be carried out as recommended by the urologist.

  4. Physical Activities: Activities such as hot baths, saunas, swimming pools, sports, long-distance walking, or weight lifting should be avoided for at least two weeks. Swimming should be avoided for two to three weeks, unless approved by your specialist.

  5. Clothing: Loose-fitting clothing should be worn for two to three days post-surgery. It is recommended to wear tight and elastic underwear to prevent constant rubbing of the penis head.

  6. Sexual Activity: Normal erections will continue post-surgery, but any sexual activity (intercourse or masturbation) should be refrained from for four weeks. Initial erections may cause some tightness and discomfort around the scar tissue; this will regain its normal elasticity within a few months.


Circumcision is a routine procedure with a relatively quick recovery time. However, adherence to post-operation care instructions is crucial to ensure a smooth healing process. For those wishing to discuss their case with a specialist, Dr. Fabio Castiglione is available to provide a response coherent with your needs. You can contact him to schedule a private appointment at +447830398165 or send your inquiries to

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