What is a Frenulum ?

A Frenulum is a small ridge or fold of skin that helps to anchor a semi-mobile body part. Frenulum can be defined as sensitive and elastic skin present behind penis. It helps an individual in attaining erections during physical intercourse. Dividing this frenulum is called frenuloplasty

What is Frenuloplasty?

Frenuloplasty is the surgical alteration of the frenulum when its presence restricts range of motion between skin and the glans. It involves removal & correction of frenulum including removal of excessive skin in an effort to create a more pleasing aesthetic result while solving the functional problem at the same time.

A frenuloplasty is a procedure that widens the penile frenulum usually to alleviate restriction. A local anaesthetic or sedation is usually given for this procedure, but other forms of anaesthesia are available if indicated. Its main aim is to lengthen the frenulum. Usually we divide frenulum across and restitch it in lengthwise fashion. Dissolvable stitches used which disappear in 2-3 weeks. Wrap penis in loose bandage.

Immediate post operative appearance of the Frenuloplasty

Post operative appearance after 6 weeks of the Frenuloplasty surgery

Why do I need frenuloplasty?

Frenuloplasty is a surgical intervention which can be implemented to correct tightness of frenulum to such an extent that it does not interfere & cause problems during consummation. It significantly boosts our confidence who have had painful episodes of intercourse before. It will maximise sexual pleasure by enhancing penile range of motion.

How to prepare for frenuloplasty surgery?

We need to follow enumerated set of instructions for achieving desired outcomes following frenuloplasty:
• No smoking
• Weight loss
• Medical evaluation
• List of medicines
• Arranging caregiver

What would be the post-operative course?

Post-operative course is as follows:
• Pain relief after the surgery through oral medications
• Light dressing over the penis if required, Most cases do well without any dressing
• Painless urine passage
• Soap and tap water are entirely adequate that to clean the area.
• Don’t pull back the foreskin for a week or try to scrub the wound
• Keep underpants clean
• The stitches take 2-3 week to dissolve

What are the complications of frenuloplasty?

Possible complications are:
• Bleeding/hematoma
• Bruising
• Injury to urethra or glans
• Ulceration at the site of surgery
• Painful erection
• Infection

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