Various post surgical dressing methods and techniques are used depending on the type and severity. Surgical techniques and approaches to dressings vary between surgeons.

A recent innovation is the creation of a protective housing covering the entire surgical area. This is called a genital shield. The semi flexible absorbent shield protects the penis and scrotum from direct contact with the diaper or nappy. This reduces pressure and friction on the surgical area whilst also limiting faecal contact with the wound dressings.

The benefits in reducing possible penile pressure and swelling are obvious as is the benefit for the comfort of the baby. This latter factor is frequently under played as most patients are not yet able to verbalise pain and discomfort.

This genital shield is also of benefit to infants undergoing circumcision. The newly exposed penile glans following the circumcision, as well as the actual surgical area is naturally sensitive. The device assists by holding the nappy away form the surgical dressing. The device provides a natural healing environment.