CIRCUMCISION & FRENULOPLASTY
Circumcision is an operation to cut away the foreskin of your penis. The foreskin is the sleeve of loose skin that covers the end (head) of your penis.
What are the benefits?
A circumcision may relieve problems such as a tight foreskin that:
- Is causing problems with passing urine and/or causing infections.
- Is causing pain during sexual intercourse.
It is important to speak with your consultant about why a circumcision is being recommended for you. If you decide not to go ahead with the procedure or an alternative treatment, you will continue to have symptoms such as those outlined above.
Frenuloplasty: The penile frenulum is a band of tissue located on the underside of the penis. When the frenulum is tight it can result in tension on the frenulum during erections which can rip and tear during intercourse. This often causes distress, discomfort and bleeding for patients.
A/Prof Thanigasalam may be able to perform a frenuloplasty in patients with a tight frenulum. A Frenuloplasty involves dividing the skin of a short penile frenulum and then re-stitching it lengthways to alleviate the restriction and relieve the associated discomfort when the penis is erect; this procedure is generally performed under anaesthetic and takes less than 30minutes. A/Prof Thanigasalam will discuss all treatment options with you and expected outcomes at your consultation. He will help you to choose the best option.