Penile Frenulectomy & Frenuloplasty in Canberra, ACT

Penile Frenulectomy & Frenuloplasty in Canberra, ACT2019-04-11T09:19:58-04:00

Frenuloplasty CanberraPenile frenulectomy and frenuloplasty are procedures that can alleviate the pain associated with a tight band of tissue connecting the glans to the shaft of the penis on its underside. When the frenulum is tight or short this is called a frenulum breve.

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.

A penile frenulectomy is a specialized technique that treats this condition by removing the tight restriction, allowing increased penile skin range of motion and sexual enjoyment.

At Gentle Procedures, the procedure is performed in our clinic using a long-acting local anaesthetic and generally results in relief with a brief recovery period. No hospital visit is needed.

Call our clinic at 02 6178 0450 for details, or contact us anytime online.

Frenulectomy or Frenuloplasty to Resolve Penis Discomfort

Penis frenectomy CanberraPenile frenulectomy and frenuloplasty are similar procedures that can alleviate the pain often associated with a tight band of tissue between a penis’ shaft and the glans on its underside.

Penile Frenulectomy

The frenulectomy procedure involves the removal of the restricting tissue for increased range of motion in the penis and enhanced sexual pleasure due to the end of pain with erection.

The procedure (done in under 30 minutes) is performed using a long-acting local anaesthetic and generally results in effective relief of discomfort after a brief recovery period.

Frenuloplasty of the Penis

A frenuloplasty procedure can lengthen the penile frenulum and thereby relieve the discomfort caused by frenulum breve (a tight frenulum).

Our doctor will consult with you on the recommended procedure for your penis and expected outcomes.

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Frenulum Breve – A Cause of Penile Pain and Bleeding During Sex

Penile frenulectomy ACTThe frenulum of the penis is a band of tissue located underneath the penis, sometimes casually called the “banjo string”.

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, but any man affected by an overly short frenular band should seek a consultation for a possible procedure to end uncomfortable tightness with erection.

The issue can be addressed by removing or lengthening the penile frenulum.

Common Questions at Our Canberra Frenuloplasty Clinic

Is a penile frenulectomy or frenuloplasty painful?

We perform frenulectomy procedures under long-acting local anaesthesia and those men who have undergone this procedure usually describe it as virtually painless.

What are the risks of the frenectomy 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 is fairly fast and painless.

Most men do not require additional pain medications after the procedure and are able to return to office work in the next few days.

If your work requires heavy or physical activity, you will need a few more days off.

How much does penile frenulectomy or frenuloplasty cost?

The fee for the procedure is $1400.

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.

Tight banjo string pain fix

Our Approach

Our Canberra frenulectomy and frenuloplasty doctor is familiar with several different techniques being used around the world so that we can provide optimal results for patients.

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.

Procedures are performed under long lasting local anaesthetic. No hospital visit is necessary, with all procedures performed in our Canberra clinic.

Please go ahead and contact us with your questions.

We recommend a consultation appointment with our doctor as a first step, so we can assess the best approach in your case and answer your questions.

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Before & After Penile Frenulectomy or Frenulolplasty

Patient Instructions Before Frenulectomy

Please research frenulectomy and consult with our doctor, and your own, so you are confident and informed about your decision.

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 a normal breakfast or lunch before your procedure to avoid becoming lightheaded. Take 2 tablets of extra-strength paracetamol just before leaving your home to come to the clinic.

You are asked to come at least 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 then our doctor will administer the local anaesthetic. 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 paracetemol 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 in the next days but if your work requires a lot of activity you should take at least 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.

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