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Penile Frenulectomy (Frenuloplasty)

The frenulum is a thin, elastic band of tissue that connects two parts of the body. In humans, two important frenulums are those connecting the oral cavity with the lips and tongue, and those connecting the foreskin of the penis with the glans.

Some men experience discomfort or pain during erections or sexual intercourse, which may be caused by tension or shortness of the frenulum (frenulum breve). This condition can be congenital, but it can also develop later in life due to inflammatory conditions or trauma.

What is penile frenulectomy?

Frenulotomy is a surgical procedure used to release tension in the frenulum. It is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed under local anesthesia and typically lasts only a few minutes. It does not involve circumcision and does not alter the appearance of the foreskin, despite any potential concerns some men may have about it.

Penile frenulectomy is most commonly performed in cases:

• pain during sexual intercourse

• bleeding during sexual intercourse

• unnatural bending of the penis glans

• difficulty retracting the foreskin

• premature ejaculation

Before the procedure, the patient will receive local anesthesia to reduce discomfort. Then, the surgeon carefully cuts or releases the frenulum, depending on the patient's situation. After the procedure, the patient can usually return home the same day, and most patients feel relief immediately afterward. It is important to follow your surgeon's instructions on wound care and avoid certain activities until the wound is fully healed.

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