In some men the frenulum, which is a band of skin on the underside of the glans below the urethral opening can become problematic.
In some men the frenulum, which is a band of skin on the underside of the glans below the urethral opening can become problematic. A tight frenulum can cause pain and discomfort specifically during sexual intercourse. This may result in tearing or splitting of the skin around it.
What can be done?
A simple procedure which involves the division of the band and resuturing in the opposite direction can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. This is called a frenuloplasty.
What to expect after the procedure?
The procedure is relatively straightforward. Apart from mild discomfort, the sutures will dissolve spontaneously after about 3 weeks. The foreskin should be retracted gently on a daily basis to stop the frenulum from reattaching. A change in the sensation on the head of the penis may occur after the procedure. If the frenuloplasty does not resolve the problems, circumcision may be required.
At London Men's Clinic a specialists group of consultants can provide an expert opinion and perform the procedure under a local or a general anaesthetic.DOWNLOAD PDF
At London Men's Clinic we ensure that you are provided with an expert service in order to minimise complications.
All patients are discussed within the team prior to frenuloplasty surgery and fully counselled to ensure that the surgery is appropriate and that patients have expectations fully met.
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Our specialists will talk you through your options.
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