If you’ve decided you want to undergo a vasectomy procedure for birth control purposes then you’re not alone. Every year around half a million men in the United States undergo vasectomy procedures for this very reason. But did you know that no scalpel vasectomy procedures are now available? Because most men dread the idea of a vasectomy procedure using a scalpel that will be very painful and recovery time could last into two or three weeks, most hold off from having the surgery for a long time. So what can you expect from a no scalpel vasectomy procedure, is it better than a standard vasectomy procedure?
What a No Scalpel Vasectomy Procedure Involves
A vasectomy is the most reliable form of male contraception and unlike other forms of contraception just need to be carried out once then you don’t have to worry about it again. But with the concern about pain and recovery times its not a procedure most men want to volunteer for too early.
But no scalpel vasectomy surgery now makes the procedure much more painless and recovery times are much shorter.
During a no scalpel vasectomy surgery, skip ahead now if your squeamish, a surgical dissecting clamp is used to create a tiny opening in the skin of the scrotum. This hole allows the surgeon to see the vas deferens ducts that need dissecting and repositioning, which is then carried out, again without the use of a scalpel. Because the hole is small no sutures are required and the surgical area is less likely to be bruised for a long period.
Recovery After No Scalpel Vasectomy Surgery
The no scalpel vasectomy procedure is carried out under anesthetic which should wear off a could of hours after surgery has been completed. The typical vasectomy procedure takes around 45 minutes to one hour to be completed. Once the anesthetic wears of the patient will feel some pain and discomfort which can be alleviated by applying an ice pack to the surgical site and taking off the shelf pain killers, or pain killers prescribed for post surgery recovery by the surgeon.
The surgical area should heal within just two days and if there is any bruising it will subside within a few days. It is advisable not to get involved in any strenuous activity for at least a few days following the procedure, but other normal day to day activities can be resumed immediately.
Most men experience no reduction in sexual desire or potency following surgery, in fact some men report an increase following their vasectomy. Semen tests will be carried out within a week or two of completion of the surgery, and screening will confirm that there is no sperm present in the semen sample, confirming that the surgery has been successful. During the wait period it is advisable to continue to use another form of birth control.
SO with the advent of no scalpel vasectomy surgery more men are willing to elect for this procedure.
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