One of the most common methods of infant circumcision is the Plastibell technique. Learn more about how the operation works, the risks involved, how to treat a circumcised penis and how does a circumcision ring work. Circumcision is performed for a variety of reasons, including religious, ethical, and cultural ones. Circumcision also has health benefits, such as a lower incidence of urinary tract infections, STD transmission, and penile cancer.

The Gomco Clamp, the Mogen clamp, and the Plastibell device are the three most popular circumcision implements.

A probe is used to separate the foreskin from the head, a clamp is used to restrict blood flow, and a scalpel is used to remove excess foreskin in Gomco and Mogen clamp procedures. The Plastibell approach, on the other hand, uses different tools and techniques and leaves the newborn with a plastic ring around his penis that naturally falls off after 7-10 days.

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How a Plastibell Circumcision is done?

A plastic bell with a groove on the back is slipped between the glans and the prepuce; positioning the bell usually necessitates a dorsal incision. The suture material is wrapped around and secured tightly in the groove after the prepuce is pushed forward slightly. After 7-10 days, the suture cuts off the blood supply to the prepuce distal to the groove, causing it to wither and fall off. Glans necrosis and the failure of the prepuce to come out are the two main drawbacks of this procedure. An improper bell size and insufficient sutures across the prepuce are the main causes of these problems. Its main advantage is that it reduces the danger of bleeding.

The Circumcision Procedure Using Plastibell

The major processes in a Plastibell circumcision are outlined here.

  • 1. The baby/man is placed on a level table and confined in both arms and legs.
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  • 2. He’ll be given a pain reliever, which will most likely be a topical cream or a lidocaine injection. He may also drink sugar water to alleviate any discomfort he may experience throughout the treatment.
  • 3. With a probe, the doctor separates the foreskin from the penis head.
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  • 4. A plastic ring of the proper size is put beneath the foreskin.
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  • 5. To block blood flow, the foreskin is stretched over the plastic ring and attached with a suture (sterile string).
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  • 6. The plastic ring stays on the penis for 7-10 days, or until the foreskin slips off naturally. Your son’s foreskin may darken around the ring during this period. 

Complications in Plastibell Circumcision:

After a Plastibell circumcision, there may be swelling or bruising on the penis, as well as a yellowish discharge. These are common side effects that will subside in a few days. Every circumcision carries the risk of infection or bleeding. A bad circumcision job, for example, could result in penile injury, sepsis infection, or even death. If the Baby or the circumcised person is bleeding more than a few drops, has a fever, or does not urinate within eight hours of the circumcision, see your doctor.

The Plastibell circumcision technique has its own set of difficulties. Incomplete circumcision due to poor bell placement or Plastibell slippage when tying the hemostatic suture, glans (penis head) damage, or bleeding due to inadequate hemostatic suture placement are all possible consequences. Again, don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor about any concerns you have. There are various techniques and instruments used for Circumcision, Get painless and advanced circumcision done at GlamyoHealth, and book free counseling now!

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