Circumcision with Plastibell Technique

Plastibell is used in over 30 countries world wide and Russell Medical Centre has been using the device for circumcision procedures since 1993.

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The plastibell is a small ring which fits inside the foreskin, over the head of the penis. A string is tied around the outside of the foreskin, so that the foreskin is compressed between the plastibell on the inside and the string on the outside. 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

  • The clamping cuts off the circulation to the foreskin so that it should not bleed.
  • Because the circulation is cut off, it is difficult for infection to ascend beyond that point.
  • The clamping also cuts off the nerve supply so that it should be quite painless afterwards.
  • Because the Plastibell is sitting on the head of the penis, it accurately defines the level at which the circumcision occurs.

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

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • “Botched” surgery

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.