IMPORTANT NOTICE! Snip Vasectomy Clinic was subject to a cyber hack of its email system on 18th August 2021

Important note for Snip Customers

Snip Vasectomy Clinic was subject to a cyber hack of its email system on 18th August 2021. As a result the email address book of our reception email ([email protected]) was breached and phishing emails have been sent to contacts in the email directory. These emails have been sent to all contacts and are not limited (or identified to) patients of the clinic.

To be clear, the breach obtained our email contact list. It did not access any email content.

Please ignore any emails from our clinic that are unsolicited and appear suspicious, especially those containing attachments and offering refunds.

We would like to assure you that our IT system was immediately repaired and upgraded to block future attacks. In addition, our patient medical records system, which is separate from our email system, was not compromised.

Unfortunately, although the breach was fixed on the 18th of August, the hackers have continued to email contacts in the address book now using the fraudulent email address [email protected]

We take our IT security very seriously and have an ongoing partnership with an external IT provider to assist with this. Our systems had been audited by external IT specialists within the last 3 months. Unfortunately, the area exposed by the hackers had not been identified in this previous audit.

We have reported the breach with the Privacy Commissioner and CERT NZ.

We are truly sorry for the inconvenience and reassure you that your privacy and confidentiality is extremely important to us.

How it Works:

Vasectomy After Care

After a vasectomy – What to expect after the procedure

Our modern no scalpel technique is a painless, minimally invasive procedure with a quick recovery time. With no cutting or stitching, the 3mm incision will take 7 to 10 days to heal. With ample rest, ice, and pain relief you will be back to your normal self in no time. Our team of experts are available to assist you 24/7 with your vasectomy after care.

Step Three: Chill – What to do after my vasectomy

Take the day off

Pat yourself on the back and take the rest of the day off work

No immediate pain

Immediately after having a vasectomy there will be no pain or discomfort, thanks to the anaesthetic

Apply Ice Pack

Apply the provided ice pack to the treated area as soon as possible

Slight Discomfort

After about an hour your anaesthetic will wear off and you may experience some slight discomfort

Ice Intermittently

Continue to ice the treated area intermittently for two hours

Pain Relief

Don’t forget to take pain relief regularly to minimise discomfort


Put your feet up, chill, and take it easy for the rest of the day

No Post Op

You won’t need to come see us for a post op appointment. But we are here to assist you until you are fully recovered. Day or night we are available for any queries or concerns you may have. Contact us

3 months – Continue Contraception 

Consider yourself still fertile until you have been tested three months after your vasectomy. Continue to use contraception until you have received the all clear. We will remind you to test three months after your procedure. Learn more about testing.

What should I do after a vasectomy?

What to expect after ‘the Snip’. Join us for part 3 of our 4-part video consultation series.

What to avoid after vasectomy

  • Strenuous exercise including, running, lifting weights, and playing sport
  • Physically demanding work
  • Swimming in a pool, spa, or the ocean
  • Taking a bath (showers are okay)
  • Unprotected sex (until you have the all clear). You can continue sexual activities at any time provided you use contraception

What next.

Once recovered, you’ll be glad to know that life will go on exactly as before (minus the worries!). To ensure you are shooting blanks we will remind you to test three months after your procedure. Once you have been given the all clear you are good to go, but until then contraception is a must!

Find out what to do when you need to get a Sperm check test .