Circumcision is the process of surgical removal of the foreskin, the tissue covering the head (glans) of the penis. It is commonly performed on the first or second day after birth. Many adults also get circumcised because of paraphimosis and inflamed foreskin.
Traditionally, circumcision wounds are closed by absorbable sutures. However, certain alternative methods are also being utilized to overcome the shortcomings of the conventionally used method for circumcision wound closure.
There are many medical reasons for men to have a circumcision, including tight or inflamed foreskin, paraphimosis, cancer of the penis, and HIV prevention.
The cost of (only) circumcision in India depends upon the hospitals and may vary from USD 1,995 – USD 3,990. The surgical procedure is about 60 minute and is carried out under general anaesthesia. The recovery period could be from a week to 10 days.