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There are various techniques available for lengthening the male frenulum. The frenulum is the area where the foreskin on the inner surface connects to the glans via a very fine bridge of skin.

Mr Suks Minhas

Frenuloplasty

Some men may not wish to go ahead with circumcision and may be candidates for the so called frenuloplasty. There are various techniques available for lengthening the male frenulum rather than needing to be fully circumcised. They would, of course, be discussed with the patient fully prior to any planned surgery.

The frenulum is the area where the foreskin on the inner surface connects to the glans via a very fine bridge of skin. In some men this bridge of skin can be very tight. By simply elongating this bridge of skin, the tightness of the foreskin may  be reduced.

Why frenuloplasty?

Individuals may have a very short frenulum of the penis, or it may be highly sensitive. In either case, sexual activity can be painful for men, which is why frenuloplasty is offered.

Alternatively, circumcision may increase the sensitivity of the frenulum, hence the need for a further procedure to ease the discomfort.

What happens during the procedure?

A frenuloplasty involves either the removal of the frenulum or an incision to stretch it. The procedure is relatively high risk with between 15-20% of men requiring a full circumcision after all.

Other risks may include reduced sensation and erection strength as well as bleeding or infection. Therefore, it is important for the patient to be knowledgeable about the risks in full before any surgery takes place.

Recovering after a frenuloplasty

The procedure will require stitches so there is a period of time when sexual activity is to be completely avoided. The penis should heal between six to eight weeks, by which point a final examination would be needed. Once examined, and Mr Minhas is satisfied the area has healed well, you can resume a sex life that will hopefully be much improved upon.

More about Mr Suks Minhas

Trusting your practitioner is essential when the surgery includes higher risks. Mr Minhas is a Consultant Urologist and Andrologist at the Imperial College in London and highly regarded in his field. He was the recipient of the prestigious Karl Storz Telescope, an award given to specialists who have made a significant and lasting contribution to British Urology.

Mr Minhas specialises in treating problems affecting the male genitals and is one of the UK’s only dedicated andrological surgeons. In addition, he has published extensively on the subject, including a recent textbook on Male Sexual Dysfunction.

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London Andrology

One of the UK’s most eminent andrologists

Mr Suks Minhas is widely regarded as a leader in the field of men’s health. With specialist interest and expertise in areas including male fertility and erectile dysfunction, penile and testicular cancers and male urology, he sees patients from all over the UK covering a vast range of concerns.

Mr Suks Minhas

Mr Suks Minhas is widely regarded as a leader in the field of men’s health. With specialist interest and expertise in areas including male fertility and erectile dysfunction, penile and testicular cancers and male urology, he sees patients from all over the UK covering a vast range of concerns.

Contact Mr Suks Minhas

Contact Mr Suks Minhas

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Email either Joanna Milton or Lorraine Dawkins at:
Joanna.Milton@hcahealthcare.co.uk
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