Extensive pain control methods are employed for infant circumcision; including Panadol, sugar solution (which has been shown to reduce pain perception), soothing music, topical freezing cream, padded baby holders, and a long acting local anesthetic.
Older boys and adult men also benefit from multiple local anesthetics to ensure a virtually painless procedure.
Please contact us anytime with your specific questions about our circumcision method, or to book an appointment.
Adult Circumcision With Skin Glue Closure
For adults, the combination of our local anaesthetic, quick surgical technique, and use of skin glue, allows us to provide a comfortable and convenient adult circumcision procedure in Queensland.
This method has provided for improved cosmetic outcomes without the typical multiple suture track marks.
Men appreciate the simplicity of a an office visit procedure with meticulous follow-up.
We recommend that you finish feeding your baby prior to coming into the clinic so that he will not be too hungry while you are waiting for the procedure. If your son is hungry upon your arrival, it is ok to feed him within 15 minutes of your arrival to the clinic.
Please read on to learn about the multiple steps we will take to minimize your baby’s discomfort during the short infant circumcision procedure. Our doctor will take good care of your son and you will be present the whole time.
You will be at one of our Brisbane circumcision clinics for just over an hour, and we want to make that time as pleasant as possible.
All the following steps are taken to ensure your son has minimal discomfort during the procedure.
Baby Paracetemol Before You Come to the Clinic
Before you leave home, give your infant baby paracetamol. Do not use other medications such as Ibuprofen because these may affect bleeding time. Infant drops usually come in a concentration of 100 mg/1 ml (check the bottle that this is the correct preparation). The proper dose for his weight is shown in the table below.
1 – 3 months
4 – 6 kg
0.6 – 0.9 mls
3 – 6 months
6 – 8 kg
0.9 – 1.2 mls
6 – 12 months
8 – 10 kg
1.2 – 1.5 mls
1 – 2 years
10 – 12 kg
1.5 – 1.8 mls
If you are uncertain of the proper dose after reviewing this, please wait for us to advise you at the clinic and give it there.
Please do not give any other medication besides paracetemol (i.e., No Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, etc.) because it may increase bleeding time.
Anesthetic Cream to Numb the Skin
In our office, your child will have topical anesthetic applied to his penis. This is an anesthetic cream that numbs the skin. This surface painkiller is the second step we take to minimize discomfort during circumcision.
Pain Blocking Injection – Local Anesthetic
Next, once the skin is numb, your son will be given an injection called a dorsal penile ring block into the soft tissue alongside the penis. Our doctors use a combination block of both short and long acting anesthetic.
This provides comfort and coverage for both the procedure and for hours after. Since the topical anesthetic has already numbed the skin, the injection is hardly felt. After 7-8 minutes, the penis is numbed, and the circumcision can be done.
Sugar Pacifier During the Brief Circumcision Operation
During the injections and the circumcision, your son will receive a sugar pacifier to suck on. Ten minutes after the injection, the penis is fully desensitized and the circumcision can be done.
During the circumcision soothing music is played, room temperature is increased and your son may continue to receive sugar pacifiers to suck on for additional comfort.
Studies show that the sweet flavours distract babies and reduce their perception of pain.
Caring Team Always Available
Although the circumcision takes less than one minute, we request that you be in the clinic for about one hour and fifteen minutes in total, so that we can carefully review with you all post procedure care and answer your questions before you take your child home.
As parents we understand that safety concerns are always number one. For your peace of mind, Doctor Hunt will be reachable 24 hours a day.
All clients are given our 24-hour contact information so they can reach the doctor directly should any concerns arise.
Peace of Mind After Circumcision
Our staff will review post circumcision care with you and also provide you with a written guide on how to care for your son after circumcision.
Please also go ahead and review the Post-Circumcision Care page on this website at your convenience for lots of detail, and helpful images, that will show you what to expect after the procedure.
The Penis Before & After Baby Circumcision
The three images below show the change in your baby boy’s penis brought about by circumcision.
1. A profile of the uncircumcised penis with the foreskin covering the glans (head of the penis).
2. The same penis as in Figure 1 but drawn as if the foreskin was transparent. Here you can see the foreskin in relation to the inner side of the foreskin and the glans. Notice the adhesions along the inner side of the glans. These are present at birth in almost all babies and must be released before the actual circumcision.
3. The same penis following the circumcision. Notice that the cut edge of the skin retracts to just behind the back rim of the glans. This is the site of healing. Please see the After Circumcision page for full detail on the healing process and frequently asked questions.
Our Circumcision Method and Pain Control Approach
The Pollock Technique™ used by Dr. Hunt is based on the Mogen technique. This technique is known for its quickness and safety. In conjunction with this method, our circumcision doctor uses the most complete and extensive pain control methods available. This ensures that your son will feel little or no pain at all. The objective of the Pollock Technique™ is to minimize stress on the infant and family via maximum pain control and a quick and simple procedure.