The procedure involves the use of the Plastibell, a small ring that fits inside the foreskin, over the tip of the penis. A ligature is fitted on the outside of the foreskin, so that the foreskin is compressed between the ring on the inside and the ligature outside.
Advantages of the Plastibell
No dressings are necessary. You can bathe him normally, and the ring separates of its own accord usually three to seven days days later.
Risks of conventional circumcision
The Plastibell is effective in minimising all of these problems.
Anaesthetic cream is an effective and safe form of anaesthesia for circumcision, but the cream must be applied two hours before the procedure with correct application being essential for a successful result.