A lot of men can experience pain and discomfort when there is a tight band of skin connecting the shaft of the penis to the penis glans. This band of skin is called a frenulum, but when it is too short it is known as frenulum breve. This can restrict the movement of the foreskin, which is what leads men to experience pain during sexual intercourse and erection.
At Academy Face and Body, we offer frenuloplasty to men that are suffering from frenulum breve. This procedure will alleviate this pain and restriction by lengthening the frenulum. This is achieved by making an incision that is stretched to provide this length. Afterwards, men report not feeling this same pain and discomfort that they experienced before. Since the incisions are small, there is unlikely to be any major scarring that is visible.
What is the Frenuloplasty Procedure?
An incision will be made to the band of skin that is tight in a horizonal line. If the patient has a thick band, part of the skin may be removed. The glands will then be rotated upwards, which will alleviant any tightness in the area. Once this is done, the incision will be closed with stitches that are dissolvable. They will run lengthways along the frenulum breve, which will increase the length. There is not usually a need for dressing, but an antibiotic ointment will be applied. This procedure normally lasts around 30 minutes.
If a professional finds that there is a narrowing of the opening of the foreskin, which is called phimosis, it may be necessary to have a circumcision and frenuloplasty at the same time.
Does the Frenuloplasty Procedure Hurt?
The frenuloplasty procedure does not hurt and patients receive a local anaesthetic in the clinic before treatment begins. Numbing cream will be applied to make sure that patients feels comfortable before the local anaesthetic is administered. This is just with a small injection, which is nothing to worry about and most of the time the numbing cream is not actually needed.
What Can I Expect after the Frenoplasty Procedure?
There are some symptoms that you can experience after having frenuloplasty. These are only minor but can include some swelling, bruising and discomfort in the treatment area. There can also be some tenderness for a few days. But, most patients will be able to go home after around two hours of having the procedure.
It is important to keep the treatment area as clean and dry as possible after the frenuloplasty procedure. In addition, there should be no masturbation or sex for around a month after treatment. The foreskin should also be rolled back on a daily basis for healthy healing.
There is minimal downtime associated with frenuloplasty. Usually, patients will resume their normal routine within a couple of weeks of having treatment. the incision will heal slowly but without any need for medication. Most men are able to go back to work the next day after treatment without any problems.
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Frenuloplasty?
Suitable candidates for frenuloplasty include men that have a tight frenulum breve, with many experiencing painful erections and sexual intercourse. You can also experience tears, which cause bleeding and brusing. These side effects can be corrected with this simple procedure but it is also something that many men do not want to talk about. While it is less common for men that have been circumcised to suffer from this, there is a small percentage that this procedure can help.
If you wish to find out more about frenuloplasty and what this procedure can do for you, you can contact us today. We can arrange an initial consultation so that you can meet with a specialist at Academy Face and Body.
What’s the next step?
A consultation may be booked to discuss individual needs and desired results, and to assess the suitability of the procedure. It is at this point that the most suitable products to achieve desired results will be determined.