23rd January, 2023Getting the Snip in Brisbane
Making the decision to have a vasectomy is a significant step that often comes after a lot of consideration. If you’re in Brisbane and contemplating this permanent form of male contraception, Carina Medical & Specialist Centre is here to guide you through the vasectomy process.
Why Choose a Vasectomy?
Vasectomy is a surgical procedure that involves cutting or sealing off the vas deferens, the tubes responsible for carrying sperm. It serves as a permanent method of contraception for men who are confident they do not wish to father more children.
What the Procedure Entails
Our vasectomies are done under local anesthesia and takes approximately 30 minutes. The surgery involves making small incisions in the upper part of the scrotum to access the vas deferens.
Preparing for the Procedure
Before the surgery, you’ll have an initial consultation where your doctor will discuss your medical history, perform a physical examination, and review any necessary tests. This appointment is also an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions and understand what to expect.
While recovery times can vary, most men are back to their routine activities within a few days. Mild discomfort or swelling is common but generally resolves within a week.
Risks and Side Effects
Vasectomies are considered a safe procedure. However, like any surgical operation, they come with a level of risk, including infection and bleeding. Side effects are typically minimal and temporary.
Is the Procedure Reversible?
While vasectomy reversals are technically possible, the success rate varies and is not guaranteed. Therefore, a vasectomy should be considered a permanent decision.
Will It Affect My Sexual Function?
A vasectomy does not affect your hormones, ability to have an erection, or sexual pleasure.
What Are the Alternatives?
If you are not sure about making a permanent decision, there are other temporary contraceptive methods like condoms or spermicides.
Consult a Doctor at Carina Medical & Specialist Centre for Your Vasectomy
Making the decision to get a vasectomy is significant, and the doctor’s at Carina Medical & Specialist Centre are here to help you at every step of the way. Contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation with a highly-skilled medical professionals in Brisbane to discuss your options.