Penile Frenulectomy & Frenuloplasty at Our Montreal Clinic
Some men experience pain due to a tight band of skin between the shaft of the penis and the glans on the underside of the penis.
It can occur in both circumcised and uncircumcised men. It can cause pain with erections or bleeding during sex due to micro-trauma.
Penile frenuloplasty and frenulectomy are specialized techniques that treat this condition by removing the tight restriction, allowing increased penile skin range of motion and sexual enjoyment.
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Frenulectomy or Frenuloplasty to Resolve Discomfort
A frenulectomy is a procedure that can alleviate the pain often associated with an overly tight band of tissue between a penis’ shaft and the glans on its underside.
A tight frenulum can exist in both circumcised and uncircumcised men and can create a restriction that is susceptible to micro-trauma, causing bleeding and painful erections.
The frenulectomy procedure involves the removal of the restricting tissue for increased range of motion in the penile skin and enhanced sexual enjoyment.
The procedure (done in under 20 minutes) is performed using a long-acting local anesthetic and generally results in instant relief with a brief recovery period. No hospital visit is required and the simple surgery is performed in our clinic.
A frenuloplasty procedure can lengthen the frenulum and thereby relieve the discomfort causes by a short frenulum. You surgeon will consult with you on the recommended procedure and expected outcomes.
Please contact us today if you wish to consult with our doctors on the possibility of a penile frenulectomy or frenuloplasty surgery.
Tight Frenulum – A Cause of Penile Pain and Bleeding During Sex – Frenulum Breve
The frenulum of the penis is a band of tissue located underneath the penis. When the frenulum is tight or short, this is called a frenulum breve.
This can result in tension on the frenulum during erections, which can rip and tear during vigorous activities such as sex, causing pain and bleeding which in turn can cause men to lose their erections.
Some men go through their entire lives suffering from pain and bleeding unaware that there is a cure.
The degree of tightness and thickness of the frenulum varies from man to man. Please do not hesitate to consult with our doctors if you think that you may have the symptoms of frenulum breve.
Frequently Asked Questions at Our Montreal Clinic
Can the problems associated with short penile frenulum get better on their own?
No, unfortunately a short frenulum generally does not get better on its own. Some physicians suggest stretching exercises but the frenulum is a rather tough tissue that is not easily stretched.
A frenulectomy is usually necessary to remove the tight band of tissue in order to release it from the rest of the surrounding tissue.
What is the treatment for a short frenulum?
A frenulectomy is a specialized technique that treats this condition by removing the tight restriction, allowing increased penile skin range of motion. It is done under local anesthesia in one of our clinics and takes only about 20 minutes to perform.
The goal of the procedure is functional so that the tight frenulum is released, allowing improved sexual pleasure without fear of pain or bleeding.
How do I book an appointment?
Please contact us for a consultation.
Is a frenulectomy or frenuloplasty painful?
We perform frenuloplasty and frenulectomy under long-acting local anesthesia and those men who have undergone this procedure usually describe it as virtually painless.
What are the risks of the procedure?
- Swelling and bruising at the site of the procedure 1/100
- Infection requiring antibiotics 1/500
- Bleeding (usually mild) 1/100
- Scarring at the site of the operation 1/100
- Meatal stenosis due to injury to the frenular artery requiring a meatotomy (rare)1/500
- Suboptimal cosmetic or functional effect requiring a second procedure.1:100
- Chronic pain at the site of the surgery 1:500
- Vasovagal reaction causing light-headedness after the procedure. 1/200
How long does it take to recover?
Recovery from penile frenulectomy or frenuloplasty is fairly fast and painless. Most men do not require additional pain medications after the procedure and are able to return to office work the next day. If your work requires heavy or physical activity, you will need a few days off.
After frenulectomy, when can I have sex again?
We generally recommend no sex for at least 5-6 weeks to allow the surgical site to heal optimally and sutures, if required at the time of the procedure, to dissolve.
How will this affect my sex life?
After a frenulectomy, because the tight band is released, sex becomes more pleasurable due to less pain and worry from tearing and bleeding.
If I am uncircumcised, how will frenulectomy affect my foreskin?
Frenulectomy does not affect your foreskin and you will remain uncircumcised. Because frenulectomy only involves releasing the tight band of tissue underneath the penis where it attaches to your foreskin, your foreskin will be preserved.
Our Penile Frenuloplasty Method in Montreal
At our Montreal frenulectomy doctors, are familiar with several different techniques being used around the world so that we can provide optimal results for patients. Using long acting local anesthetic, we obviate the need for operating rooms at local hospitals and the need for a general anesthetic.
Depending on the size and shape of your frenulum, we may employ a scalpel or bipolar diathermy to release it. Once the frenulum is released, we will then assess whether dissolvable stitches will be necessary to approximate the incision.
Regardless of your anatomy, our goal is to provide the optimal aesthetic and functional result. Recovery using our technique takes only a few weeks.
Before and After Frenulectomy
Patient Instructions Before Frenulectomy
Please review the frenulectomy section of this website and others, and consult with our doctors or your own, so you are confident and informed about your decision.
Please review the “After Frenulectomy” section so you know what to expect.
For one week prior to your procedure, do not take any Aspirin or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, Naproxen, or Diclofenac.
Please avoid any alcohol the day before the procedure.
On the day of your surgery, eat before your procedure, a normal breakfast or lunch to avoid becoming lightheaded. Take 2 tablets of extra-strength Tylenol just before leaving your home.
You are asked to come 15 minutes prior to your appointment. You are welcome to drive yourself to the office and back home unless you have a history of easy fainting.
Our staff will usher you into one of our surgical rooms and the one of our doctors will administer the local anesthetic. It is then time for your procedure.
Patient Instructions After Frenulectomy
Most men do not require any additional pain medication after the procedure but you may take up to 2 extra-strength Tylenol tablets every 6 hours as needed for pain control.
After 48 hours, you should take Ibuprofen 400mg every 6 hours as needed for pain control if needed.
There may be a small amount of bleeding at the surgical site. This is normal and will stop in a few days. If it does not call our office or emergency number.
Continue applying antibiotic ointment at the site for 1 week.
You may return to office work the next day but if your work requires a lot of activity you should take 2-3 days off.
We recommend no sexual activity for about 5-6 weeks or until the sutures come out completely.
Patients who are traveling more than 3-4 hours away may want to stay at a local hotel overnight.