What to Expect Before, During & After a Penile Frenulectomy?

What is a Penile Frenulectomy?

Penile 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. 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 clinics, the procedure is performed using a long-acting local anaesthetic and generally results in relief with a brief recovery period.

Frenulum Breve

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.

Benefits of a Penile Frenulectomy

A penile frenulectomy can alleviate the pain often associated with a tight band of tissue between a penis’ shaft and the glans on its underside. Sex becomes more pleasurable due to less pain and worry from tearing and bleeding. The procedure is a safe, effective and permanent procedure that also enhances sensation and pleasure.
Alleviate pain during sex due to a tight frenulum breve in Dawson Creek, BC

Before the Procedure

  • Please research penile frenulectomy and consult with the 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 anti-inflammatories. The doctor will confirm a specific list that must be avoided
  • 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 acetaminophen just before leaving your home to come to the clinic.
  • You are asked to arrive 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 a surgical room and then the doctor will administer the local anaesthetic. It is then time for your procedure.

During the Procedure

The procedure takes about 20 minutes under local anaesthesia. Depending on the size and shape of your frenulum, scalpel or bipolar diathermy will be used to release it. Once the frenulum is released, an assessment will then determine whether dissolvable stitches are necessary to approximate the incision. Recovery using this technique takes only a few weeks. Regardless of your anatomy, the goal of the procedure is to provide the optimal aesthetic and functional result.

After the Procedure

Recovery from penile frenulectomy is fairly fast and painless.

  • Most men do not require any additional pain medication after the procedure, but you may take up to 2 extra-strength acetaminophen 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 few days but if your work requires a lot of activity you should take at least 2-3 days off.
  • Doctors 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.

Penile Frenulectomy at Gentle Procedures Dawson Creek

At Gentle Procedures Dawson Creek, penile frenectomy and frenuloplasty procedures are available for men of all ages. The approach is fast, comfortable and can offer excellent cosmetic outcomes. Take that crucial first step towards a more informed and empowered future by embarking on this transformative exploration with us today. Book a consultation with us at Gentle Procedures Dawson Creek today.