Adult Circumcision Procedures in Melbourne

Melbourne's Most Affordable Adult Circumcision Provider

Adult Circumcision is performed on-site here at the Gentle Procedures Clinic locations in Melbourne. No hospital visit or doctor’s referral is required.

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

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

Gentle Procedures Melbourne is the only certified provider of Pollock Technique™ circumcision in Victoria.

Adult Circumcision/Frenulectomy starts at $995.00 out-of-pocket.

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Procedure Overview

Here is a summary of the adult circumcision process. In addition to the steps below most adult circumcision clients will have an initial consultation appointment in our clinic, or by phone in some cases.

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:

Please go ahead and request a consultation appointment with Doctor Islam or Doctor Ali if you are considering getting circumcised as an adult. The initial consultation can be done by phone if you are not local in Melbourne and will be travelling overnight for your procedure.

Interstate Patients

We are pleased to serve clients from all states and territories. Please see the interstate patient information page, if applicable.

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Your Adult Circumcision, Right Here in Melbourne

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 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 outcome without the typical multiple suture track marks in the skin. Adult circumcision procedures in our clinic can 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 Melbourne doctor specializes in circumcision for men of all ages.

Adult Circumcision Costs in VIC – Medicare Coverage?

All of our circumcision procedures are privately billed, with the total cost depending on the age of the patient.

Adult circumcision in our clinic starts at $995.00 out-of-pocket.

With a valid Medicare Card, you may be able to receive a portion of the payment back as a rebate. We will provide an invoice that can be submitted to Medicare for reimbursement of approximately $230.

You can also check with your Private Health Insurance to determine if any further coverage may be available in your case.

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.

Please note that you will need to purchase a compulsory take-home wound care and medication pack on the day of your surgery. This is to ensure that you have the correct recovery items when you are discharged back home. These items are from Canada and cannot be purchased from regular pharmacies in Australia. The cost of this package is approximately $250-300 depending on the complexity of the surgery.

Getting Circumcised at Your Age

We are often asked; “Am I too old to get circumcised?” and the answer is pretty much always “no”. Men and boys over five years old have the surgery in our adult circumcision clinic. You can also find additional information regarding circumcision for babies up to 12 months old, boys five years old and older 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 Gentle Procedures Clinic are experts at circumcising men of all ages, and we have collectively performed over 100,000 circumcision procedures in our affiliated clinics in Australia, Canada and the United States.

Please contact us today with your inquiry.

Our Melbourne clinic (serving all Victoria) offers the advantage of being focused on circumcision procedures. Our internal processes are optimized to deliver care to men requiring a circumcision.

The details below 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 your doctor.

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. Islam and Dr. Ali will be reachable anytime in the days following your adult circumcision procedure. You will have their direct personal phone numbers.

The procedure itself will take about 15 minutes once the penis has been anesthetized.

You will be kept for observation for an hour after surgery.

Follow-up is required in day two for dressing changes and then a week later etc.

The day before your procedures please wash and shave around the base of the penis to ensure no hair is touching the foreskin.

The morning of your circumcision we recommend that you avoid coffee and other caffeinated beverages or stimulants.  Bring your headphones and listen to your favourite relaxing music on your phone or other small music player during the surgery.

Please take two paracetamol tablets just before coming to the clinic.

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.

We recommend that you have someone come with you to drive you home.

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Adult Circumcision FAQ

The procedure itself usually takes about 15 – 30 minutes once the anesthetic has taken effect. 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.

We recommend 2 weeks off from work for optimal healing. For those who work in a more physically demanding job that involves lots of walking and lower body movement (e.g., construction, gym instructor, retail workers), we recommend rest for 2-3 weeks before returning to work. If you are unsure about when you will be able to return to work, please advise Dr. Islam/Dr. Ali of your current work situation during your initial consultation.

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

Patients should arrange to have someone drive them home after the procedure. 

Mild swelling and pain in the penis is normal, and can last up to 10-14 days for some patients. This can be controlled with the pain relievers we prescribe to patients to use during their recovery.

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 and/or and athletic supporter that will hold the penis upright and stable. This will help the swelling go down.

We recommend two weeks off work for optimal healing.

Some men can return to sedentary work soon as a week after their 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. Islam or Dr. Ali will address your specific case and your detailed questions.

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 physical labour and strenuous activities, such as working out, bicycle riding, jogging, weight lifting, or aerobic exercise, for 4 to 6 weeks post-procedure, 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, 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.

Do not take two or more pain medications at the same time unless the doctor told you to. Many pain medicines have paracetamol, which is Panadol. Too much Panadol 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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