Frenuloplasty (Frenulectomy) of the Penis for Treatment of Short Frenulum (Frenulum Breve of the Penis)

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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What is the Frenulum of the Penis?

Frenulum of the penis connects the foreskin (prepuce) to the glans penis and the shaft of the penis. The penile frenulum is located on the underneath of the penis (also known as the ventral surface of the penis).

When the frenulum is tight or short, the tension on the frenulum during erection can cause pain in the penis.  A short frenulum (frenulum breve) can also cause penile curvature (bent penis).  Some men have tears and bleeding from the frenulum during sex.

Short or Tight Frenulum

Treatment Options for Short Frenulum:

A number of treatment options are available for short frenulum. These include:

Frenulectomy or frenuloplasty can be performed in the office settings under local anesthesia. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes to perform.   After frenuloplasty, patients are usually advised to avoid sexual intercourse for 3-4 weeks until the tissue heals completely.

The short frenulum of the penis does not get better on its own.  Usually, frenulectomy or frenuloplasty is necessary to remove it.

Where to Get Adult Frenuloplasty in NYC?

At New York Urology Specialists, we offer same-day penile frenuloplasty treatment for men

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5545 or make an appointment online.  

We perform cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, and offer treatment for phimosis, balanitis, penile irritation, and redness. We treat sexual and erection problems and offer comprehensive STD testing for infections. We offer confidential appointments. Our frenulectomy prices are affordable with or without insurance. 

What is the difference between Frenulectomy and Frenuloplasty?

Often, frenulectomy and frenuloplasty are used interchangeably.  While both procedures are performed for the treatment of tight frenulum, they are somewhat different.

Frenulectomy procedure involves simply cutting the frenulum.  The frenulum (the skin tissue) is not removed which results in hanging frenulum skin. The procedure is not performed with the aim of achieving an aesthetic result. The goal of this procedure is functional: to release tight frenulum.

Frenuloplasty procedure involves removal and correction of the frenulum including removal of excessive skin in an effort to create a more pleasing aesthetic result while solving the functional problem at the same time.

Learn more about recovery after the frenuloplasty of the penis.

Can Frenulectomy be Revised?

If someone had a frenulectomy, it is possible to do frenulectomy revision with frenuloplasty.

At New York Urology Specialists, we see men who had frenulectomy and who are unhappy about the residual frenulum tissue that is present.  We can perform revision frenuloplasty to remove the redundant frenular tissue of the penis to achieve a pleasing aesthetic result.

What is the Success Rate of Frenuloplasty?

For men with frenulum breve of the penis, penile frenuloplasty solves the symptoms associated with tight frenulum of the penis for greater than 90% of men.

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for your Frenectomy (Frenuloplasty):

1. Experience – we perform over 100 adult frenuloplasty and circumcision procedures each year. There are very few board-certified urologists who perform as many.

2. Safety – We are one of the very few practices that offer frenulectomy under local anesthesia with same-day consultation and circumcision options. The safety of local anesthesia is unparalleled.

3. Confidential and Understanding Care. We understand that most of our patients desire privacy.  We see patients with a variety of urological problems. Your reason for visiting us is entirely confidential.

What You Need to Know:

Read Real Stories of men who underwent circumcision at New York Urology Specialists.

Read RealStories: Cosmetic circumcision for a 51-year old adult male

Read RealStoriesTears and bleeding of the penile frenulum after sex 36-year-old male.

Why Choose New York Urology Specialists for Frenulectomy and Treatment of Penile Problems?

  • All treatment is performed by a board-certified urologist experienced in cosmetic circumcision, circumcision revision, and penile frenuloplasty. We treat men with phimosis, balanitis, BXO, penile skin bridges, and other penile problems such as symptoms of pain, irritation, and cuts on the penis, foreskin problems, and genital warts.
  • We are one of the few practices in the region to offer a full range of options for the treatment of sexual and erection problems in men.
  • We offer diagnostic testing in our office which avoids hospital costs.
  • Extensive Experience: Thousands of men have treated successfully using medical therapy, surgery including circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, ShangRing Circumcision, as well as complex penile surgery including penile plication for Peyronie’s disease, and penile implant surgery for ED.

What do Penile Problems Look Like?

You can find pictures of circumcision as well as before and after treatment images in our image gallery.

Scheduling Appointments for Frenuloplasty at New York Urology Specialists


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5545.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients. Find out our office hours or directions to our office.

We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.


Frenulectomy With Fast Recovery at New York Urology Specialists

Excellence-Urology_Care-banner2At New York Urology Specialists, our urologists are specially trained in the evaluation and treatment of sexual problems in men.  We understand the challenges that penile problems such as pain in the penis, cuts on the foreskin, irritation, and curvature create for our patients, their relationships, and their self-esteem.  We help you find a treatment for penile problems including appearance concerns, foreskin problems, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction that fit your needs, lifestyle, and your preferences.

Urologists are doctors specializing in the treatment of men with sexual problems that include penis problems, scrotal problems, and erectile dysfunction. By the virtue of our experience and skill, we are able to offer an effective treatment option for nearly every man who desires an effective treatment for any problem that affects the penis.  We offer medical and surgical treatment for men’s sexual problems.

We Treat Some of the Most Complex Penis and Foreskin Problems Including:

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Shteynshlyuger:

Call/text today: 1-646-663-5211 or make an appointment online

Dr. Alex Shteynshlyuger is a fellowship-trained board-certified urologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of sexual and erection problems in men using modern effective and proven treatment methods.  We offer circumcision, circumcision revision, penile frenuloplasty, penoscrotal web repair, testicular implants, inflatable penile implant, shockwave therapy for ED, and treatment for Peyronie’s disease.

He is highly recommended by top primary care physicians in the New York area. If you or someone you know has been experiencing urological symptoms, make an appointment to take advantage of Dr. Shteynshlyuger’s expert advice. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


If you have any questions, to schedule a consultation, please contact us or call/text: 1-646-663-5545.

We have excellent reviews from patients and their partners.  Information for out-of-state and international patients. Find out our office hours or directions to our office.

We offer affordable prices with or without insurance.

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