The Plastibell is a plastic device slipped between the penis and the
circumcise a male. A cut in the foreskin usually is
required before the device can be placed. Sterile string is tied around the
device and over the foreskin to cut off the blood supply. Foreskin tissue is
trimmed off and the end of the bell is removed, leaving the ring tied in
Tissue remaining under the ring dies and is sloughed off. The ring
should fall off by itself about 10 to 12 days after the circumcision.
Many doctors are familiar and comfortable with
Different-sized bells allow a custom fit for each
The device produces good cosmetic results.
The device is more likely than the Mogen clamp
to cause excessive bleeding.
Infection is more likely after this
procedure than after the other procedures for circumcision.
is a delay in the removal of foreskin tissue.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Andrew Swan, MD, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine