No, unfortunately, a short frenulum generally does not get better on its own.
Some physicians suggest stretching exercises, but the frenulum is a rather tough tissue that is not easily stretched. A penile frenulectomy is usually necessary to release the tight band of tissue creating painful downward traction on the glans.
A frenulectomy is a specialized technique that treats this condition by removing the tight restriction, allowing increased penile skin range of motion. It is done under local anaesthesia in our Ireland clinic and takes only about 30 minutes to perform.
The goal of the procedure is functional, so that the tight frenulum is released, allowing improved sexual pleasure without fear of pain or bleeding.
You can book a consultation with one of our doctors to see if a penile frenulectomy or frenuloplasty procedure could be appropriate in your case.
The risks associated with the procedure are generally similar to any minor procedure, and include:
Frenulectomy does not affect your foreskin and you will remain uncircumcised if you are not circumcised. Because the procedure only involves releasing the tight band of tissue underneath the penis where it attaches to your foreskin, your foreskin will be preserved.
If you are interested in circumcision, please see more details on getting circumcised as an adult.