Gold Coast Circumcision

About Plastibell Circumcision

For infants and boys Dr Read uses a Plastibell device. A small ring fits over the head of the penis under the foreskin. The ring size is selected appropriately at the time of surgery. A tie is applied to the outside of the foreskin compressing the skin against the Plastibell ring. This effectively clamps off the blood flow to the end of the foreskin and allows it to be removed.

The Plastibell is designed to produce a good cosmetic outcome and contributes to a safe circumcision. The clamping effect of the tie around the prepuce or foreskin ensures complete blood vessel occlusion. Bleeding should not occur. In addition, it is an effective barrier against any infection spreading above the tie.