Melbourne Teen & Child Circumcision – Boys Over Five Years of Age & Adolescents

Because we are a focused circumcision clinic for boys over the age of five and teens, our clients travel from across Victoria to access circumcision care in Melbourne. While infant circumcision is generally available in most Australian cities, there are relatively few doctors with expertise in circumcision for boys who are over five years old or who are entering their teenage years.

With our focus on circumcision procedures for all ages, we can deliver the highest standard of male medical care for boys and teens. Adult circumcision is also offered at our clinic, and you can find more details on this service on a dedicated page on this website.

Please get in touch with us today for a consultation (in the clinic or by phone) with Doctor Islam or Doctor Ali regarding a circumcision procedure for your son. You can reach us by phone at (03) 8794 7273 during clinic hours or by using the contact form, and we will call you back to answer your questions or book an appointment.

Please note that if both parents will not be present for the procedure, an absent parent consent form will be required (for boys under 18), and our staff can provide you with a copy for signature. If one parent cannot sign due to being out of state, a phone call may be required to confirm consent.

Welcome to Gentle Procedures Melbourne circumcision clinic in Berwick. Our private circumcision clinic offers circumcision for boys over five years old and adolescents, as well as infant circumcision up to 12 months old and adult circumcision for men of all ages.

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Dedicated Victoria Circumcision Clinic for Boys Five Years Old and Older

We are often asked about the best age for a boy’s circumcision and if, at a certain point, a child becomes too old to get circumcised. The answer to the question is that circumcision is available for boys five years old and older and for men of all ages, and our Melbourne circumcision doctors always perform the operation with all possible care.

If you have a newborn boy and plan to have him circumcised, we encourage you to book an appointment as soon as possible, as it is better to have the circumcision earlier in your child’s life. If, however, your son is over 5 years old a virtually painless circumcision can still be performed with the Pollock Technique™ at our Melbourne clinic serving all of Victoria.

Our clients include a wide range of ages, from newborns to babies under 12 months of age, boys 5 years old and up and men of all ages. Gentle Procedures is the only dedicated circumcision clinic in VIC offering circumcision for boys and teens as a routine procedure with the Pollock Technique™.

For this reason, many our clients come from across the state and beyond to our clinic. Just let us know if you are travelling overnight for the surgery, and we can recommend local accommodation for you and your boy as needed.

Interstate Patients

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

Need more info about circumcision for an infant under 12 months old or a boy over 5 years old? Book a consultation now.

Getting Circumcised as a Teenager

Should your older boy or teenage son require circumcision, or if you are a youth seeking more information, we encourage you to explore more of the details available on our website (and others) and to contact us for a consultation in our Melbourne clinic when you are ready.

Before the circumcision operation, Doctor Islam or Doctor Ali will explain the risks and benefits of the procedure. Whether you’re planning to have your son circumcised or you’re pursuing circumcision for yourself, you will want to make a fully informed decision.

Please read about the Pollock Technique™ that we employ for all circumcisions at our clinic. Dr. Islam and Dr. Ali are fully certified in the use of this virtually painless surgical method and have trained hands-on with Dr. Pollock in his clinics. Please note that if you are a minor teen, you will need parental consent for any eventual procedure, and parents will be involved in a pre-procedure consultation with you as well.

Circumcision for Phimosis Treatment

Teenage and pre-adolescent circumcision is sometimes prescribed as a treatment for phimosis and certain other conditions that may become problematic as the boy matures.

In these cases, the age of the boy is not material, as the need to resolve a medical issue is what drives the circumcision decision. Pollock Technique™ circumcision is a good option when it has been determined that circumcision is the best treatment for a boy’s phimosis.

Whatever your reasons for contacting our clinic, our professional medical team is ready to assist you in achieving your objectives and resolving medical issues through circumcision safely and as comfortably as possible.

Circumcision for Children – Getting Circumcised Before Adolescence

Circumcision is also routinely done for older boys, boys five years old and older, at Gentle Procedures Clinics. You don’t need a medical referral.

Your primary care doctor may refer you to our clinic for circumcision for your boy, but your doctor does not need to make a referral for you. You can call us directly at (03) 8794 7273 or use the Appointment Request form.

If you have questions regarding the appropriateness of circumcision for your son or any questions regarding specific details of the process at our clinic, you may choose first to book a consultation for your son before you schedule the circumcision appointment.

To arrange a consultation with one of our doctors, please call us at (03) 8794 7273, or use the Appointment Request Form.

What are the benefits of circumcision for boys over 5 years old and adolescents?

There are some potential benefits to getting circumcised as a boy or teenager. Here are some examples:

Circumcision lowers the risk of penile cancer, although the risk is always relatively low.

Boys and men who are circumcised have less chance of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). An STD is a disease you catch from sexual contact. An example is HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS.

Circumcised males have a slightly lower risk of getting a urinary tract infection. That’s an infection affecting the bladder, kidneys, or the tubes that urine goes through as it leaves the body.

If you’re circumcised, there’s no worry that you’ll get an infection of the foreskin.

Circumcision means you’ll never get phimosis — a condition in which a very tight foreskin gets stuck to the penis.

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The Circumcision Procedure for Boys over Five and Adolescents – Melbourne, VIC

Circumcision for teens and boys over five years old is a routine procedure at Gentle Procedures Clinic. We appreciate that it can lead to anxiety and concerns for boys and parents. Hence, our procedures include communication among the parents, patients, and our medical team before and after the operation. The overview below provides some details, and your doctor will also answer your specific questions.

This information will help you understand what you can expect, and it will help you safely prepare for your son’s surgery.

The more you (and your son) understand exactly what is planned, the more comfortable you will be during the circumcision procedure and recovery period of several days to a week.

Talk to your boy about the surgery. Tell your son that the surgery will remove the skin on the head of his penis. Older boys will understand well, and children will appreciate simpler explanations.

Plan for your son’s recovery time. He may need more of your time right after the surgery, both for care and for comfort.

Your child will probably be able to go back to school in less than a week. The presence of a parent is beneficial, especially for younger boys.

A nurse will call you the day before the circumcision appointment to confirm the time and date of your child’s surgery and answer any questions. Remember to follow your doctor’s instructions about your child taking or stopping medicines before surgery. This includes over-the-counter supplements or painkillers.

For older boys, please shave around the base of the penis as needed to ensure that no hair is touching the foreskin.

Have your son take a bath or shower before you come in.

For a younger boy who is getting circumcised, we recommend a book, music player, or tablet with games or music.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany your child to the clinic.

If both parents are absent, you will be asked to have written permission from the absent parent to confirm that they know about the planned operation and have agreed to do it.

Bring supportive underwear and, optionally, an athletic supporter to wear after the procedure. These will hold the penis upright and stable.

A local anesthetic is given by injection through the skin near the base of the penis.

During a circumcision, the foreskin is removed from the head of the penis (glans). The surgery will take just a few minutes.

Even though the boy having the procedure will be awake, there will be no pain while it is being done.

The best thing for him to do is to be distracted by music during the short surgery, which will minimize his stress.

After the procedure, some discomfort is expected when the local anaesthetic wears off.

Some painkillers relieve pain or discomfort, and complete post-operative care instructions will be given to you.

Take care to regulate the dosage and follow the doctor’s instructions.

What to expect after an older boy’s circumcision

Circumcision for older boys will entail a recovery period with reduced activity levels. Your son will leave our clinic a few hours after the operation, and guidance and follow-up will continue afterwards, with written and verbal instructions on how to provide care after the circumcision. Dr. Islam and Dr. Ali will be reachable 24 hours a day during the period immediately after the procedure so that they can react fast in the unlikely event of a serious complication.


Promote Healing

The goal is to minimize your boy’s discomfort and promote healing. You will be shown how to reduce the risk of infection and informed of warning signs to watch for in case of any complications.

Our doctors will be available by phone after surgery and will respond quickly to questions or concerns.

Your son will require your attention in the days immediately after his circumcision.

Rest after surgery for a few days

You will likely be able to take your son home 2 to 4 hours after the surgery. Encourage extra rest on the first day. Most boys can be more active the day after surgery. Follow your doctor’s instructions about when your child can do vigorous exercise, including sports, running, and physical education.

When you leave the clinic, you will receive more information about how to care for your child at home. The doctor will also tell you when your child can start normal activities again.

When Should You Call the Clinic?

  • You have questions or concerns before or after the circumcision.
  • You don’t understand how to prepare your child for the surgery.
  • Your child becomes ill before the surgery (such as fever, flu, or a cold).
  • You need to reschedule or have changed your mind about your child having the surgery.

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