Frenulectomy/Frenuloplasty is a simple and painless procedure performed under local anesthesia with no-needle freezing, around the penis. The intervention does not last more than thirty minutes. Recovery from a frenulectomy/frenuloplasty is generally short, with most men not requiring medication after the procedure (some may take Advil or Tylenol). Return to work can usually take place the next day for office work or after the weekend for a candidate with more physical/active work. In 90% of cases, frenulectomy/frenuloplasty resolves the symptoms associated with a short frenulum and enables a wider range of movement for the skin.

Penile Frenulectomy

Frenulectomy or frenuloplasty may be performed in a medical office under local anesthesia without a needle. The procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes. After a frenuloplasty, patients are generally advised to avoid sexual activity for 3 to 4 weeks, while the tissue heals.

A short frenulum on the foreskin won’t heal itself. A frenulectomy or frenuloplasty is generally required for treatment.

What Is a Frenulum Breve?

The frenulum breve connects the foreskin to the glans, and to the penis stem. The breve is located on the underside of the penis (also called the ventral surface of the penis).

When the sphincter is tightened or short, the tension on the sphincter during erection can cause pain in the penis. A short frenulum of the foreskin may also cause a curvature of the penis (twisted penis). Some men may have tears or bleeding during sex.

Premature Ejaculation

Psychological and biological factors can play a role in premature ejaculation. Although many men feel embarrassed to talk about it, premature ejaculation is a common and treatable condition. Drugs, tips, and sexual techniques that delay ejaculation – or a combination of them – can help improve sexual relations between you and your partner.

The sphincter plays an active role in penile erection, and when the sphincter tension exceeds a certain limit, orgasm and ejaculation can be accelerated. When the frenulum is elongated, the tension and sensitivity of the penis may decrease.

Penile frenulectomy and frenuloplasty are procedures that can relieve the pain associated with the narrow band of tissue connecting the glans (penile head) to the penile stem on its underside. When the flange is tight or short, it is called a short flange.

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What Is the Difference between a Frenulectomy and a Frenuloplasty?

The terms frenulectomy and frenuloplasty are often used interchangeably. Although the two procedures are performed to treat foreskin shortening, they are somewhat different.

The frenulectomy is simply breaking the frenulum. The frenulum breve (skin) is not removed, which means the skin will hang. The procedure is not performed for a cosmetic result. The goal is to loosen the too-tight breve.

Frenuloplasty means the removal and correction of the breve, including the removal of excess skin to create a more pleasant aesthetic result, while simultaneously resolving an aesthetic problem.

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How Does It Work?

Some men experience pain due to a narrow, tight skin band between the penile stem and the glans under the penis. This can cause pain during an erection or bleeding during sexual intercourse, due to microtrauma.

Frenulectomy is a specialized technique that treats this condition by releasing the tight restriction, allowing increased amplitude of movement of the penile skin, and increased sexual pleasure.

A frenulectomy procedure involves cutting the restrictive tissue, to allow for an increased range of movement in the penis and provides increased sexual pleasure by ending pain during erection. The procedure (performed in less than 20 minutes) is performed under local anesthesia and usually shows significant results after a short recovery period.

A frenuloplasty procedure can lengthen the breve and relieve discomfort caused by a short frenulum.

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Penile Frenulectomy is a quick and permanent solution to penile pain and bleeding during sex.

  • Safe, effective, and private treatment.
  • Increases sensation and pleasure.
  • Increases self-confidence.
  • Reduces pain during sex.v
  • Reduces anxiety and fear of tears and bleeding.

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Know the Risks Associated with the Operation

All surgeries carry certain risks, including those performed in a private practice or clinic.

This type of surgery usually causes bruising and swelling.

In rare cases, bleeding can be prolonged. You may need another operation to stop the bleeding.

There may be infections, but it's unlikely. Any infection that might occur can be cured with antibiotics.

Scars are likely to form on the skin tissue located in the area where surgery was performed.

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After the Operation?

A recovery period before returning to the office is usually unnecessary. For your comfort, wear loose clothing. You may want somebody to escort you to and from the office, although it’s not mandatory. After 24 hours, you can take a shower.

Bleeding from the incision during the first 48 hours is also normal. The penis may show some degree of swelling and/or bruising afterwards, but this usually disappears within 2 weeks. It has no effect on urination, and you should be able to urinate normally right away.

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You should avoid sexual activity for 3 to 4 weeks until the stitches have completely fallen off, and the wound is well healed.

Contact us if you have any concerns about the wound or if you have any further questions.