- The penile tip has a ventral curvature with erection
- The frenulum can tear and bleed with intercourse
Why is it done?
- To straighten out a curved penis pulled ventrally by a tight frenulum
How is it done?
- This is done under general anaesthetic or a penile block.
- A horizontal cut is made through the tightest part of the frenulum
- The incision is then closed by opposing edges in the vertical plane.
- Dissolvable sutures are placed between the 2 remaining edges.
A local anaesthetic is injected into the base of the penis thus giving postoperative pain relief for the next 4-6 hours
- Any anaesthetic has its risks and the anaesthetist will explain such risks.
- Bleeding is a common complication.
- With any subsequent erections postoperatively, the sutures may pull out causing an opening of the wound with subsequent bleeding.
- An infection of the wound can occur
NB! Each person is unique and for this reason, symptoms may vary
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