A frenulum breve, or short frenulum, is a condition in which the frenulum of the penis is too short and thus prevents the foreskin from retracting smoothly over the head of the penis. The frenulum is the band of tissue under the glans that connects to the foreskin. A short frenulum can cause discomfort and problems during intercourse.
Fortunately, the frenulum ccan be lengthened through a simple surgical procedure, performed under local anesthesia. There are several ways to describe this operation, including frenectomy, frenuloplasty or simply as a lengthening of the penile frenulum.
What is a frenectomy?
Dissolvable stitches are sometimes needed when the frenulum is large or when bleeding occurs.
What does a frenectomy procedure involve?
The operation is performed by an experienced urologist, who’s assisted by a urology nurse. After the procedure, the patient must stay in the waiting room for 15 minutes before leaving the clinic.
What type of anesthetic during a frenectomy?
What are the risks and possible complications of a frenectomy?
Are stitches used in a frenectomy?
They use a surgical glue to obtain the most esthetic scar, without stitch marks.
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