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Overview

Penile frenulectomy and frenuloplasty are procedures that can alleviate the pain associated with a tight band of tissue connecting the penile glans to the shaft of the penis on its underside. When the frenulum is tight or short this is called a frenulum breve.

A tight frenulum can exist in both circumcised and uncircumcised men and can create a restriction that is susceptible to micro-trauma, during sexual activity causing bleeding and painful erections.

The procedure involves the removal of the restricting tissue and is performed using a local anesthetic and generally results in relief with a brief recovery period.

 

What should I expect before the procedure?

Pre-assessment is done approximately 7- 14 days before your procedure, to assess your general fitness and to perform some baseline investigations if and as needed. 

 

Source: Urology Reference No: 5589-1 Issue date: 1/5/14 Review date: 1/5/16 Page: 1 of 4

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