Some men experience pain due to a tight band of skin between the shaft of the penis and the glans on the underside of the penis. It can occur in both circumcised and uncircumcised men. It can cause pain with erections or bleeding during sex due to micro-trauma.
A frenulectomy is a specialized technique that treats this condition by removing the tight restriction, allowing increased penile skin range of motion and sexual enjoyment.
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Frenulectomy or Frenuloplasty to Resolve Penis Discomfort
A frenulectomy is a procedure that can alleviate the pain often 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 (done in under 20 minutes) is performed using a long-acting local anesthetic and generally results in instant relief after a brief recovery period.
A frenuloplasty procedure can lengthen the frenulum and thereby relieve the discomfort causes by a short frenulum. Our doctor will consult with you on the recommended procedure for your penis, and expected outcomes.
Cost of Frenulectomy and Frenuloplasty
The cost for frenulectomy is $2200, with $400 as a deposit to hold the appointment and the balance of $1800 due on the day of the procedure. We do ask our patients to pay in full at the time of service.
We do not take insurance for the procedure.
It is our experience that insurance does not cover the cost of a frenulectomy procedure. Most insurance companies have a disclaimer that says they will only pay for procedures that are “reasonable and necessary”. Despite how the patient may feel about the necessity of this procedure, the insurance companies usually do not considerate it to be medically necessary and they do not pay for it. Thus, the medical group is not affiliated with any insurance companies and does not file insurance claims for the procedure.
Financing is available through Care Credit, including the possibility of a payment plan that is interest free for 6-months. Please call the clinic during business hours for more information
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable. If you do cancel and reschedule 7 days or more from the date of your appointment, the deposit will apply to the cost of the procedure. If you cancel 6 days or less before the originally-scheduled appointment and you wish to reschedule the appointment then you will need to pay a new deposit. We have this policy out of consideration for other clients who may have wished to schedule in that time slot but did not have the opportunity because it was held for you. If you cancel very close to the appointment, someone else did not have a chance to schedule in that time slot.
Please call the clinic during business hours to schedule your appointment.
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Tight Frenulum – A Cause of Penile Pain and Bleeding During Sex – Frenulum Breve
The frenulum of the penis is a band of tissue located underneath the penis.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions at Our Dallas Clinic
Can the problems associated with short frenulum get getter on their own?
No, unfortunately a short frenulum generally does not get better on its own. Some physicians suggest stretching exercises but the frenulum is a rather tough tissue that is not easily stretched. A frenulectomy is usually necessary to remove the tight band of tissue in order to release it from the rest of the surrounding tissue.
What is the treatment for a short frenulum?
A frenulectomy is a specialized technique that treats this condition by removing the tight restriction, allowing increased penile skin range of motion. It is done under local anesthesia in our Dallas clinic and takes only about 20 minutes to perform. The goal of the procedure is functional so that the tight frenulum is released, allowing improved sexual pleasure without fear of pain or bleeding.
How do I book an appointment?
The best way is to call our clinic at 469-931-0684. You can also use our contact form.
Is a frenulectomy painful?
We perform frenulectomy under long-acting local anesthesia 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 the next day.
If your work requires heavy or physical activity, you will need a few days off.
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.
Our Frenulectomy Method in Dallas
Dr. McAuliff is familiar with several different techniques being used around the world so that we can provide optimal results for patients. Using long acting local anesthetic, he obviates the need for operating rooms at local hospitals and the need for a general anesthetic.
Depending on the size and shape of your frenulum, he may employ a scalpel or bipolar diathermy to release it. Once the frenulum is released, he 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.
Before and After Frenulectomy
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 fourteen days 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 before your procedure, a normal breakfast or lunch to avoid becoming lightheaded. Take 2 tablets of extra-strength Tylenol just before leaving your home.
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 procedure rooms and then our doctor will administer the local anesthetic. 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 Tylenol 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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