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.


Amazing Results

This was my very first operation and it was a smooth and quick experience. Dr Sam is an intelligent and caring doctor who knows how to get the job done. I am very pleased I went to NuaCell and I am glad he treated me with utmost care. I highly recommend going to NuaCell if you need to receive circumcision or any male anatomy issues that is needed to be resolved. Thank you very much Dr Sam for treating me with utmost excellence.

Patrick G
Doctor Sam

You’re treated so well, l they make you feel like a friend

For years I’ve suffered from extremely tight foreskin, it took me a long time to go about getting it sorted. I’m only sorry I didn’t find Dr Sam sooner as I’ve gone years in silence with this issue. I got a partial circumcision as my choice and I’m so happy with the results it’s a couple of weeks since the surgery. I’ve never felt as happy with the result. In the process I needed part of skin tested as lesion was found Dr Sam had it tested and all was ok. Another thing I have to say about Dr Sam is that he stays in touch with you regularly to make sure you are doing good and recovering well. I really liked that and it showed the good character this man has. I have a generalised anxiety disorder for as long as I can remember. I’m an extremely nervous person in my daily life we won’t go too much into that here. Going for this procedure I was beyond the point of tears I was so anxious but I knew deep down I was in good hands with Dr Sam after our previous consultation few weeks prior. He calmed me so much and reassured me everything will be ok. Played my favourite music allowed a friend to come in beforehand which made me even more relaxed. He is a true gentleman and he takes his work very seriously. A lot of places you call or attend for consultations is very in and out we want your money bye type vibe. By no means is this the case at this practice. I love a good distance from Malahide and I’m happy a made the trip. You’re treated so well, l they make you feel like a friend in a relaxed environment. I’m sorry I didn’t find you sooner Dr Sam thank you for everything forever grateful to you.

Doctor Sam

“The results are exactly as he promised”

I suffered from phimosis for many years and visited numerous doctors and clinics about my issue, but I had no success as many doctors did not fully understand the problem. I then heard of Dr Sam and the Arte Novi Clinic from an online forum and decided to give them a call. I had an appointment booked within a few days of my call and the staff were incredibly helpful. Within 2 mins of Dr Sam examining my problem, he knew exactly what was wrong and what had to be done. His experience and knowledge in this area are incredible. He had a plan in place for me and assured me everything would be fine. I decided to have a partial circumcision done on the day and I was heading home on the bus within a couple of hours. Dr Sam gave me his personal phone number if I needed him day or night and discussed the recovery process with me. Dr Sam even took a phone call from me the next week while on his holiday abroad, which says a lot about him. The results are exactly as he promised as I was able to keep the majority of my foreskin and the visual look of it is perfect. Dr Sam’s experience in this area is impeccable and I’m sure he’s seen every problem imaginable, but what stands out is his patient care as he is very friendly and makes the experience much easier. As everyone says my only regret is not having the procedure done sooner. Thank you, Dr Sam.

Doctor Sam

Exception Doctor.

Very quickly and very easily put my mind at ease about the procedure. .No pain at all and procedure was over before I knew it. Highly recommend for anyone considering the procedure.

Alan Manning
Doctor Sam

5 Star Service

Even before going to NuaCell, Dr Sam had assured me of the necessary steps and really put my mind at ease. The operation was painless and quick, just as promised. The knowledge and care shown by Sam and his team was unbelievable. For anyone who is looking at getting A Circumcision done or any work at all, I can not recommend NuaCell enough. A top class team providing top results. To add, the recovery has been smooth sailing, with Dr Sam on call at any time if needed and his thorough list of aftercare steps. Huge thank you !!!

Ryan C
Doctor Sam

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