Shaving Instructions Before A Vasectomy
Shaving before a vasectomy is important because it decreases the time it takes to perform your vasectomy and it removes hairs which could get trapped at the sites of the vasectomy or in the scrotal incision.
Shaving must be done properly to see any benefit and shaving must not cause any trauma to the skin because the antiseptic will burn more and, theoretically, breaks in the skin could increase the risk of infection.
Besides childbirth I have never seen anything cause a man as much anxiety as does the thought of having to shave before a vasectomy. To many men the idea of shaving the genital area is as foreign a concept as is how to use a tampon. To some shaving is normal hygiene and it does not cause as much mental angst as it does to others.
To start, you don’t have to shave before having a vasectomy with me.
It is more ideal if you do shave before your vasectomy appointment because it will shorten the time it takes to perform your vasectomy procedure considerably. Although the shave does not take very long, your perception of time will change when you are allowing another man, whom you have just met and don’t know very well, to do something as personal and private as shave your genital area. If the thought of shaving causes you tremendous anxiety, then I will shave you immediately prior to your vasectomy.
I will present you with simple concepts and instructions on how to shave before a vasectomy but before I do I thought it best to tell you how not to shave.
'The Brazilian': Don’t do it!
Electric hair clippers: Don't use them!
Don't use chemical hair removers!
Don't allow your partner to shave for you!
What hair length is acceptable?
Shaving before a vasectomy: My best advice
In conclusion: Shaving before a vasectomy
The above advice should allow you to have a comfortable, non-life threatening shaving experience. If you are having difficulty doing it yourself or don’t feel comfortable shaving then don’t feel pressured to do so. I can easily shave for you immediately before the vasectomy.