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The frenulum is a small skin tag at the bottom of the penis. If you face the penis, the frenulum is located at the bottom of the head of the penis at the 6 o’clock position. The frenulum tethers the foreskin to the head of the penis. It also contains a small artery called the frenular artery.
If you have a short penile frenulum, it can pull your foreskin during the erection. This can produce painful intercourse. This condition can be treated by either a frenuloplasty or a circumcision. If you prefer to preserve your foreskin you should opt for a frenuloplasty. A frenuloplasty preserves your foreskin.
The main alternatives to a frenuloplasty include observation by your doctor or circumcision. These options can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Lazare.
Before your procedure, you will be asked to stop smoking if you smoke and to get your weight down if you are overweight. Also, be sure to talk to Dr. Lazare about any past illnesses and current health issues.
This procedure is performed in Dr. Lazare’s certified office operating room. Here, you will receive sedation from a board-certified anesthesiologist.
Dr. Lazare begins the procedure by tying the frenular artery. Dr. Lazare then excises a portion of the frenulum. This releases the tethering effect of the frenulum and allows you to enjoy a normal sex life.
Following a frenuloplasty, you may experience some discomfort and swelling, which may linger for about two weeks. Prescribed pain medication can help with any pain. Stitches will dissolve on their own over the next 3 to 4 weeks.
You may wash the wound with soap and water as early as 72 hours after your surgery. In most cases, sexual activity can be resumed within 3 weeks. Complications are rare and are usually no more serious than slight bleeding at the incision site.
The success rate after frenuloplasty is high. Most patients have a dramatic reduction or elimination of their pain during intercourse.
When undergoing any form of surgery, it is important to take the time to research surgeons in your area. You should find the right surgeon that you can trust. Be sure to choose your surgeon based on his education, training, certification, and experience with the particular procedure. Dr. Lazare is a board-certified urologist and expert surgeon with years of experience performing surgeries of the penis. You can be sure you are in good hands when choosing him to perform your procedure.
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