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Shaving Instructions Before A Vasectomy

Shaving before a vasectomy is dontusetheseimportant 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.

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.

What Our Patients Are Saying

"Dr. Monteith prepared me mentally for the pre, during and post procedure journey. He also provided me with all the tools necessary for a comfortable recovery. I'm definitely confident in this Dr's work, and especially glad at how little pain I experienced throughout the process. It would be worth it to visit Dr. Monteith no matter what state you have to travel from, I drove from Virginia."

- J.R.

"Very comforting and knowledgeable experience not only was the staff pleasant so was the atmosphere! I drove 3 hours so i did my research. I was impressed with the information, visuals, and on hand knowledge about what the procedure was all about. I felt like an expert after i left! Not to mention the 45 min in and out time. I will be recommending this to all my colleagues thank you!"

- J.W.

"Dr Monteith, and his staff, were all very professional about my decision to have a vastectomy. They informed me of the risks, the surgery procedure, and the post-surgery care. The procedure itself was relatively painless. I would rate this as a 2/10. I highly recommend Dr Monteith; he even sent me a text message after the surgery to give me a personal update on my procedure. The procedure was quick."

- S.E.

"If you're in the market for a Vasectomy you need to give Dr. Monteith a serious look. Just compare the information on his website to the information you'll get from other options around the triangle. It's hard to get solid answers on cost, procedure and expectations up front from other offices but A Personal Choice plays no games and has great informative well designed website. Dr. Monteith makes it easy!"

- J.P.

"Excellent care. I visited Dr. Monteith for a single visit appointment on a Friday. Very clean, comfortable office. Pleasant staff. The procedure was quick and I went back to work for a little while. The only pain I experienced was soreness beginning about 4 hours post procedure, lasting for 24 hours, then subsiding rapidly. I was fine by Monday. The office checked on me twice, no problems. I would recommend Dr. Monteith to anyone.

- M.D.

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