What Is Penis Frenuloplasty?


Penis frenuloplasty is procedure to loosen foreskin that fits too tightly around the glans of the penis—a source of discomfort during intercourse—by lengthening the frenulum. Penis frenuloplasty is usually an outpatient procedure that only requires local anesthesia, but general anesthesia is also an option for inpatients. The surgeon makes a V-shaped incision into the frenulum and slowly loosens it. The length of the frenulum increases by 1 to 1.5 centimeters by sewing up the ends into a Y-shape using dissolving stitches, which disappear within a week to 10 days. Once the penis frenuloplasty operation is complete, the surgeon applies a dressing to the wound, which is held in place by elastic net pants and can be removed 12 hours later. After the procedure, the patient should wash twice daily and apply a moisturizer. Some bleeding, swelling, discharge, and discoloration may be apparent for the first two to three days post surgery. Any crusting around the wound typically drops off after