Penile Frenulectomy & Frenuloplasty in Perth, WA

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.

Frenuloplasty and frenulectomy are specialized techniques that treat this condition by removing the tight restriction, allowing increased penile skin range of motion and sexual enjoyment.

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Our Perth clinic serves men from across WA with rapid access to care.

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Frenulectomy or Frenuloplasty to Resolve Penis Discomfort

A frenulectomy is an in-office 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 an 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 anaesthetic and generally results in instant relief after a brief recovery period of several days.

Penile Frenuloplasty

A frenuloplasty procedure is different in that it lengthens the frenulum instead of removing it. The result is similar because both procedures relieve the discomfort caused by a short frenulum.

Our doctor will consult with you on the recommended procedure for your penis (and expected outcomes) so that you can make an informed decision and get optimal results.

Need more info about a penile frenulectomy? Book a consultation now.

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 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. Still, any man affected by an overly short frenular band should seek a consultation for a possible procedure to end uncomfortable tightness with erections.

Frenulectomy can address the problem of frenulum breve, and our doctor can assess whether this procedure would be beneficial in your case.

Frequently Asked Questions at our Perth Clinic

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 penile frenulectomy is usually necessary to release the tight band of tissue.

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 anaesthesia in our Perth clinic and takes roughly 20 minutes. The goal of the procedure is functional so that the tight frenulum is released, allowing improved sexual pleasure without fear of pain or bleeding.

You can book a consultation with our doctor to see if a penile frenulectomy of frenuloplasty procedure could be appropriate in your case.

We perform frenulectomy under long-acting local anaesthesia, and men typically describe the procedure as virtually painless.
  • 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
  • Sub-optimal 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

Recovery from penile frenulectomy is fairly fast and painless. Most men do not require additional pain medications after the procedure and can return to office work the next day.

If your work requires heavy or physical activity, you will need a few days off.

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.

After a frenulectomy, because the tight band is released, sex becomes more pleasurable due to less pain and worry from tearing and bleeding.

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.

A Tight Frenulum May Cause Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after sexual penetration. It happens with minimal sexual stimulation and before the person wishes. It may result in unsatisfactory sex for both partners. This can increase the anxiety that may add to the problem. It is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction. Between 30% and 70% of men have PE. While it is more common in younger men, it can happen at any age. Having an orgasm too soon is not always a cause for concern. However, clinical diagnosis is made when a man exhibits the following symptoms:
  • Ejaculation occurs too quickly, often in the first few minutes of intercourse, or in other sexual situations, even during masturbation.
  • Inability to delay ejaculation most of the time.
  • Feelings of anxiety, or avoidance of sexual intimacy as a result.

Both psychological and biological factors can play a role in premature ejaculation. Although many men feel embarrassed talking about it, premature ejaculation is a common and treatable condition.

Premature ejaculation can be classified as:

Lifelong (primary) premature ejaculation occurs all or nearly all of the time, beginning with your first sexual encounters.

Acquired (secondary) premature ejaculation develops after you’ve had previous sexual experiences without ejaculatory problems.

Some studies report that a short frenulum is found in up to 43% of individuals affected by premature ejaculation. It is thought that the frenulum plays an essential role in penile erection, and when frenulum tension exceeds a certain limit, orgasm and ejaculation may be accelerated. When the frenulum is lengthened, penile tension and sensitivity may be decreased.

Penile frenulectomy has been shown to be effective in some but not in all cases of premature ejaculation (see source study).

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Our Frenulectomy Method for Perth Men

Our Perth frenuloplasty surgeon is familiar with several different techniques being used around the world so that we can provide optimal results for patients.

Using a long-acting local anaesthetic, we obviate the need for operating rooms at local hospitals and the need for a general anaesthetic.

Depending on the size and shape of your frenulum, we may employ a scalpel or bipolar diathermy to release it.

Once the frenulum is released, we 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.

Frenuloplasty Pricing in Perth, WA

Fees quoted here are all-inclusive. The single fee includes the consultation with the doctor, the procedure, anaesthetic, nurse reviews, and dressings.

The cost of a penile frenulectomy/frenuloplasty procedure at our Perth clinic is $985.

This may be partially rebatable, depending on individual circumstances and insurance coverage.

The expected Medicare rebate for penile frenulectomy or frenuloplasty is about $80, resulting in a net out-of-pocket cost of roughly $905.

Please contact us to book a consultation appointment.

Before & After Penile Frenulectomy or Frenuloplasty

Patient Instructions Before the Procedure

  • Please research frenulectomy and consult with our doctor, and your own, so you are confident and informed about your decision.
  • For one week before your procedure, do not take any Aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, Naproxen, or Diclofenac
  • Avoid any alcohol the day before the procedure.
  • On the day of your surgery, eat a healthy breakfast or lunch to avoid becoming lightheaded. Take two tablets of extra-strength Paracetamol just before leaving your home.
  • You are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before 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 bring you into one of our surgical rooms and then our doctor will administer the local anaesthetic. It is then time for your procedure.

Patient Instructions After Frenulectomy

  • Most men do not require any additional pain medication after the procedure. Still, you may take up to two extra-strength Paracetamol tablets every six hours, as needed, for pain control. After 48 hours, take Ibuprofen 400mg every six hours, as needed, for pain control.
  • 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 one week.
  • You may return to office work the next day, but if your job requires a lot of activity, you should take at least 2-3 days off.
  • We recommend no sexual activity for 5-6 weeks or until the sutures come out completely.
  • Patients who are travelling more than 3-4 hours away may want to stay at a hotel overnight.

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