A frenulectomy is a procedure that can alleviate the pain sometimes associated with a tight band of tissue between a penis’ shaft and the glans on its underside. A tight frenulum can exist independent of whether a man has been circumcised, and it can create a tight and curved section of the penis that is susceptible to micro-trauma, causing bleeding and painful erections.
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 is performed using pain relief, numbing cream, long-acting local anesthetic and sedation if required.
For one week prior to your procedure, do not take any Aspirin or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs such as Nurofen, Ibuprofen.
Avoid alcohol the day before the procedure.
On the day of your procedure, eat something light before your procedure.
After the procedure
Most men do not require any additional pain medication after the procedure.There may be a small amount of bleeding at the surgical site, this is normal and will stop in a few days.
Apply antibiotic ointment at the site for 1 week, the doctor will provide you with a prescription for this.
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.