Pre & Post operative Care.

General information what you can expect before and after you had your circumcision.

The Pre Operation

  • Before your procedure, wash the genital area with soap with a good shower (not adviceable to shower for 3 days post op)
  • If you can, wash behind the foreskin too, but if you cant pull it back, don’t
  • Long pubic hair should be trimmed, as this can get in the wound and in the way of the dressing
  • Empty your bladder before the procedure
    Wear clean, tight underwear to help keep the dressing in place
  • Fast for 6 hours if you are going to opt for the sedation
  • You will receive a mobile number with direct access to the our Surgeon 24/7. This might be handy especially in the first few days following the procedure
  • You will receive a prescription for some local anaesthetic cream that will bring effective relieve when you have a night time erection
  • No analgesics (pain killers) are necessary before the procedure

The Post Operation

  • Oral analgesics (painkillers) can be used the next day following the procedure.
  • Keep the penis and the dressing pointing up (towards your left or right shoulder), this minimizes the swelling and discharge.
  • You can remove the dressing 24 – 48 hours after surgery.
  • There might be a yellowish/brown straw coloured discharge from the wound. This is completely normal. It might have an odour which is normal too, its just blood and blood plasma.
  • Apply dry dressings everyday and wear tight underwear until the dressing is no longer required.
  • Avoid showering or bathing for the first three days, this allows the wound to seal properly.
  • Gently wipe the area clean daily and or after urination with some baby wipes
    Once this time has passed you can shower normally keeping in mind that the glands and wound might be very sensitive
  • After 7 days erections are encouraged to start stretching the wound, scar and skin around the shaft gradually
    This might be uncomfortable, but over time becomes more tolerable. Use the anaesthetic cream if it is too painful. Apply all around the wound.
  • Active daily masturbation pulling the skin behind the corona is encouraged after 14 days to help stretch the skin and is vital if you had a Partial Circumcision. You don’t have to ejaculate but the stretching helps the skin form new elastic tissue.
  • Failure to do this in a Partial Circumcision will result in a new phimosis and inevitably a Classic Circumcision.
  • Intercourse is possible after 3-4 weeks but be mindful of the healing skin.


  • We used the same sedation that is used by daytime procedures in most hospitals.
  • The sedation is Midazolam, a benzodiazepine
    It is not a general anaesthetic and you will be able to respond if we prompt you to
    The sedation might make you feel a little nauseous or sleepy.
  • If you are having sedation you cannot drive or operate any machinery for 24 hours
  • You should be fasting for at least 6 hours prior to the surgery.
  • Sedation is recommended as it helps with the discomfort of the local anaesthetic injections around the penis.


I’m now 2 weeks post-op and happier than ever with the results

So I had suffered from Phimosis and only up until recently did read up about what it is via the website that is linked with Arte Novi Clinic. I booked a consultation for a Friday afternoon to find out more about the treatment involved and about recovery etc. I left the clinic and arranged the following week to have the treatment done. One of my main concerns was when I could resume work and return to exercising. The procedure we had agreed to do was Partial Circumcision and Frenuloplasty. When I went to the clinic I received a local anaesthetic which made me feel like I dozed off for 5 mins however 1-hour passed and the procedure was done! No pain at all, only a little nauseous that evening from the local anaesthetic which is a common side effect that lasts only about 20 seconds. I had no complications and by Tuesday morning I was able to resume to Spinning classes with zero pain or discomfort! The stitches dissolved within 7 – 10 days and I’m now 2 weeks post-op and happier than ever with the results. Dr Sam was always accessible through call or text with any concerns I had day or night. I would highly recommend this to anybody interested and to just book a consultation! The clinic was very welcoming and easy to find. The staff made me feel really comfortable, relaxed coming in for the consultation and then

Doctor Sam

A top doctor, top clinic and very comfortable, painless experience

Classic circumcision and frenuloplasty. For years I had been suffering from ongoing infections/balanitis under the foreskin despite keeping myself clean. Post intimacy give or take a few days, balanitis would rear its ugly head constantly (excuse the pun). A number of years back I was sent to a urologist and I booked in the surgery but pulled out at the last second. A number of my buddies had adult circumcisions done and said it was going to be a painful recovery. Fast forward a few years and I wanted not to go through the whole process of waiting for surgery for months (again), but started looking online and came across Arte Novi. I am 1 week post my op and I can honestly say I have had ZERO pain since I first sat in the comfortable operating chair. The only bit of discomfort (minimal discomfort) is being awoken in the early hours with nocturnal tumescence. I was given a cream for these occurrences which I haven’t had to use once! Would highly recommend Arti Novi to anyone looking for a top doctor, top clinic and very comfortable, painless experience and really fast recovery! I told some folks at work I was getting an up on my leg, to preempt a limp I may have had on my return to work a few days later but there is no limp whatsoever! I chose Arte Novi because of the reviews I had read online on and I am glad I had my procedure done here. The clinic is in a beautiful location of Malahide. It is a spotless, friendly clinic and Dr. Sam is the man! A top surgeon, top guy. He is very friendly and makes his patients feel at ease from the very first discussion on the phone. A genius with that laser used to do the procedure (which ensures much much faster recovery) and I know Dr. Sam is a top hair transplant surgeon too. I have a bald patch so that could well be next on the

Doctor Sam

“The procedure was quick and painless”

I got a circumcision done by Dr Sam in Feb 2019 after many years of suffering. My only regret is not finding Dr Sam sooner. He was world-class. Very calm and reassuring. He talked with me on the phone prior to surgery and any questions he was on hand to answer as was his secretary. On the day of the surgery he made the whole process so straightforward I was in and out in no time. The procedure was quick and painless. The aftercare shown by Dr Sam was what really made him stand out. I had to contact him a few times afterwards with several questions and no matter what time or day/night he would respond. I know for a fact I wouldn’t get this service anywhere else. Two years on and it’s the best decision I ever made. Dr Sam is a true professional and a master at what he does. Thank

Dr. Sam van Eeden / Nuacell Clinic


Got the partial circumcision from doctor Sam and I have to say that the service was outstanding. Initially, I sent an email explaining my query and Sam got back to me super fast and even offered me a phone call to discuss everything fully. I was provided with a date for my appointment within days and had the op done in no time. Sam and his receptionist are really nice and genuine people who are really easy to talk to which makes you feel really comfortable on the day of the operation. The operation was painless and the recovery was far easier than I had anticipated. I was even provided with a free meal afterwards. My only regret is that I didn’t get the operation sooner. Anybody who is considering getting it done or is hesitant to get any issue of this nature checked out, don’t waste any more time. 5 star service, would recommend to

Doctor Sam

I had a classical circumcision

I had a classical circumcision as I was suffering from balanitis and phimosis and it was really uncomfortable and hurt pretty bad. I was left on a public waiting list for over a year to even see a urologist and when I discussed the problem with him he told me that I might have to wait for almost a year again and to get the procedure done and that’s when I said enough is enough. I paid 1050 euro and I think the price is very reasonable I would definitely recommend this clinic to anyone who has this problem. After been told I had to wait a year to see a urologist and maybe another year to actually get the circumcision procedure done, I decided to go to a private clinic and I was surprised how friendly and relaxing the experience was. Dr. Sam was excellent and very welcoming I didn’t even feel like I was going to have an operation. Dr. Sam described everything about the procedure and after care and possible effects as well as giving his own opinion and experience. I would highly recommend this

Doctor Sam

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