I have never attended an adult circumcision, and I don't know anyone, personally, who was circumcised as an adult. I'm curious if there are any notable differences between an adult and child circumcision. Examples:
- I've never seen local anesthetics used for a child. Perhaps, babies are more tolerant of the pain than adults. Do they use any anesthetic for adults?
- I assume that there is no sandak at an adult brit? The sandak usually holds the baby on his lap. I don't think a sandak could hold an adult on his lap.
- In what position is the adult? Lying on a "mat"? Sitting?
- Is recovery time longer for an adult than for a child? Are there any physical dangers / problems that may occur afterwards for an adult that are different than those that may occur for a baby? (E.g. different or higher degree of infections, etc.)
- In the prayer after the child's brit, there's a phrase that says (loose translation):
This little one shall grow. In the manner that he entered the brit, so shall he enter Torah, Chuppah and good deeds.
I assume the we eliminate the 1st sentence. And, if he's married we would eliminate the mentioning of "Chuppah". Correct? Any substitutions, other changes?
Please include any other differences that I have not mentioned, above.