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.
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.
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.
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.