The surgery is performed under local anesthesia, which lasts for 2-3 hours, and the pain from the incision may last for 6-8 hours. Therefore, take a painkiller 0.5-1 hour after surgery. The subsequent use of painkillers should be based on individual pain levels; there is no need to use a painkiller regularly. Pain in the later stages is mainly experienced during nighttime sleep due to the natural physiological reaction of nocturnal erections, which can cause discomfort in the wound area. If the pain is severe and affects sleep, take a painkiller before bedtime.
Note: Do not take painkillers more than 4 times a day.
The wound is wrapped in two layers of gauze, with the outer layer being a brown elastic bandage and the inner layer being a regular white gauze. The purpose of the brown elastic bandage is to prevent post-operative bleeding, and it should be removed within 24 hours after surgery. Keeping it on for too long may affect the blood supply to the wound, leading to a prolonged healing process. The white gauze is sterilized dressing used to protect the wound. It can be removed within 3-5 days after surgery.
Suggestion: Remove the brown elastic bandage on the second day after surgery and the white gauze 3-5 days after surgery. If the white gauze falls off by itself, no need to change it. Please refrain from contacting the wounds too often.
Post-operative medications: Outpatient doctors usually prescribe the following drugs:
Painkillers: follow the instructions in the first paragraph
Antibiotics: start taking after surgery, and usually for preventive purposes, take it for only 2-3 days. The penis is densely supplied with blood, and therefore, infections are unlikely to occur. Long-term use of antibiotics is not necessary.
Other drugs: such as medication for reducing inflammation or promoting blood circulation, follow the instructions provided and the advice of the outpatient doctor.
Starting from the second day after surgery, there may be some bruising or hematoma in the coronal groove below the glans, and small purplish-black blisters may appear. The glans may also exhibit some discoloration or bruising, which are normal post-operative reactions and do not require special attention. When removing the white gauze, it is the period during which swelling/hematoma is most severe. However, it will gradually absorb and disappear without requiring special treatment.
5-7 days after surgery (1 month after surgery, avoid soaking in water), normal showers can be taken. After showering, pat dry the wound with a dry towel or use a hairdryer. If necessary to wash the body, use a washcloth to sponge-bathe, or wrap the wound area with a plastic bag or wrap during showering (remember to remove the protective covering after showering).
The wound is sutured with a disposable circumcision stapler. Starting from the second week after surgery, try to remove the suture pins by yourself. Gently lift the clear film covering the suture pin, and then use scissors or nail clippers to cut the pins, then gently pull the ends to remove them along with the pins from your skin. If the pin is firmly stuck to the skin, leave it there for 1-2 days before trying again. It takes 2-3 days to remove the suture pins. If the pin is really stuck or cannot be removed, see a doctor after 3 weeks of surgery.
Within 1 month after surgery, avoid drinking alcohol and having sex with a partner. After 4-6 weeks, you can resume normal sexual activity, but be gentle and use a condom as protection.