The frenulum is the band of tissue under the penis that connects the foreskin to the head (glans) and body of the penis. A tight or short frenulum causes tension, bleeding, and pain during erection or intercourse, leading to loss of erection or premature ejaculation.
A short frenulum (also known as frenulum breve) can also cause a curvature of the penis. A tight or short frenulum can be found among both circumcised and uncircumcised men.
A frenulectomy ensures greater amplitude in the skin of the penis, increasing both comfort and pleasure during sexual intercourse.
A frenulectomy is performed under local anesthesia. The procedure takes roughly 20 minutes. The doctor begins by applying a local anesthetic to the frenulum in order to numb the area. The frenulum is then cut with a scalpel, surgical scissors, or a cautery instrument. Patients need not worry, as they won’t feel a thing. Stitches are usually required, and healing is relatively quick.
Most men do not need to take pain medication after the procedure. You can return to work the next day if your job does not require strenuous physical activity. Otherwise, you will need a few days to recover.
We recommend that you do not have sexual relations for 5 to 6 weeks following the procedure in order to promote optimal penile healing.