Penile frenulectomy, also known as frenuloplasty or frenulotomy, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal or loosening of the frenulum, the small band of tissue that connects the head of the penis to the shaft.
This procedure is often recommended for men who experience discomfort or pain during sexual activity due to a tight or short frenulum. In this article, we will discuss the procedure and recovery process for penile frenulectomy.
According to a systematic review undertaken by multiple institutions, the risk of phimosis in men is 3.4%.
Penile frenulectomy is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. The surgeon will make a small incision at the base of the frenulum and remove or loosen the tissue. The incision is then closed, and bleeding is controlled with a combination of heat treatment and skin glue. The entire procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes.
Penile frenulectomy can provide numerous benefits for men who experience discomfort or pain during sexual activity due to a tight or short frenulum. These benefits may include:
Penile frenulectomy is a safe and effective procedure for men who experience discomfort or pain during sexual activity due to a tight or short frenulum.
By understanding the procedure and following proper recovery and follow-up care, patients can experience improved sexual function and overall penile health. If you are considering penile frenulectomy, be sure to consult with a qualified and experienced surgeon to discuss your options and potential risks.