Ultrasound of the urinary tract
The frenulum is a small band of tissue located on the underside of the penis, connecting the glans (head) to the shaft. When the frenulum is too short or tight, it can cause pain, discomfort, and difficulty with sexual intercourse.
During a frenuloplasty, the surgeon makes a small incision in the frenulum to release the tension and lengthen it. This allows for greater flexibility and reduced discomfort during sexual activity. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is considered a relatively simple surgical intervention.
Frenuloplasty is an alternative to circumcision, which involves the complete removal of the foreskin. It is a less invasive option that preserves the foreskin while addressing the specific issue with the frenulum. The recovery time after a frenuloplasty is usually minimal, and patients can typically resume sexual activity within a few weeks, following the surgeon’s instructions and recommendations for post-operative care.
It is important to consult with a urologist to determine if frenuloplasty is the appropriate treatment option for your specific situation. He can assess your condition, discuss the benefits and risks, and provide guidance on the best course of action.