Who needs a frenuloplasty?
The frenulum is a small fold of skin tissue that is found on the underside of the penis, that connects the foreskin to the shaft. It is shaped like a small V and can be found just below the head of the penis.
Although it can still be present in circumcised men, in uncircumcised men the frenulum plays a more important role – it should be supple enough to allow for manual retraction over the glans, to help retract the foreskin when erect, or to narrow the foreskin opening when flaccid.
In some men, the frenulum can tear or the covering of skin that attaches the penis head to the penis becomes very tight, so the foreskin may not be to retract over the head of the penis.
Such complications can result in the following problems, which can be solved with frenuloplasty surgery:
- Fixing a short penile frenulum
- Pain when trying to retract the foreskin
- Difficulty in cleaning the head of the penis
- Hygiene issues because of the inability to keep properly clean
- Painful or impossible sexual intercourse