Adult Male Circumcision Anesthesia

Adult male circumcision in our practice is performed under local anesthesia.  General anesthesia is available but seldom given. Typical scenario: Dr. Reed will meet with the patient, examine the patient  and review circumcision styles.  The patient then is transferred to the operating suite.  Local anesthesia cream is applied for about 15 minutes.  Afterwards a local anesthetic is injected mostly at the base of the penis (a ring block).  After another 15 minutes elapses, effective penile anesthesia is confirmed.  The patient is cleansed with an antiseptic solution and draped.  Surgery takes about 40 minutes or so.

The patient is given a handheld mirror to observe and approval is sought before steri-strips and a 2 layered dressing is applied.  Please visit  for before and after pictures of adult circumcision.

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision | Miami

High and tight adult circumcision picture


After adult circumcision picture (patient of Dr. Reed)



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