Frenulectomy at Our Clinic in Melbourne, VIC

Some men experience pain due to a tight band of skin between the shaft of the penis and the glans on the underside of the penis. 

It can occur in both circumcised and uncircumcised men. It can cause pain with erections or bleeding during sex due to micro-trauma.

A frenulectomy is a specialized technique that treats this condition by removing the tight restriction, allowing increased penile skin range of motion and sexual enjoyment.

Our doctors, Dr. Hossain Islam and Dr. Mahmud Ali, are skilled experts with frenulectomy as well as being a leading surgeons in VIC for circumcision and skin cancer.

Call our clinic at (03) 8794 7273 for details, or contact us anytime online.

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Penis frenectomy for men in Melbourne
Penile frenulectomy procedure in Melbourne, Australia

Frenulectomy or Frenuloplasty to Resolve Penis Discomfort

A frenulectomy is a procedure that can alleviate the pain often associated with a tight band of tissue between a penis’ shaft and the glans on its underside.

A tight frenulum can exist independent of whether a man has been circumcised, and it can create a tight and curved section of the penis that is susceptible to micro-trauma, causing bleeding and painful erections.

The frenulectomy procedure involves the removal of the restricting tissue for increased range of motion in the penis and enhanced sexual pleasure due to the end of pain with erection.

The procedure (done in under 20 minutes) is performed using a long-acting local anesthetic and generally results in instant relief after a brief recovery period.

A frenuloplasty procedure can lengthen the frenulum and thereby relieve the discomfort causes by a short frenulum.

Dr. Islam or Dr. Ali will consult with you on the recommended procedure for your penis, and expected outcomes.

Tight Frenulum – A Cause of Penile Pain and Bleeding During Sex – Frenulum Breve

The frenulum of the penis is a band of tissue located underneath the penis. When the frenulum is tight or short, this is called a frenulum breve.

This can result in tension on the frenulum during erections, which can rip and tear during vigorous activities such as sex, causing pain and bleeding, which in turn causes many men to lose their erections.

Some men go through their entire lives suffering from pain and bleeding unaware that there is a cure. Be assured that there is no need to suffer any longer from this relatively common issue.

The degree of tightness and thickness of the frenulum varies from man to man, but any man affected by an overly short frenular band should seek a consultation for a possible procedure to end uncomfortable tightness with erection.

Estimated Price Guide - Adult

You will need to have a consultation with one of our doctors, where you will receive a quote for your procedure. Below is an estimated price guide only. However, you will receive a final quote at your consultation, depending on the complexity of the surgery.

*All follow-up visits after the surgery are bulk billed if you have a Medicare card.

Frenulectomy/plasty

All Ages
$ 1500
  • Initial Consultation: $100

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A Tight Frenulum May Cause Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is uncontrolled ejaculation either before or shortly after sexual penetration. It happens with minimal sexual stimulation and before the person wishes.

It may result in unsatisfactory sex for both partners. This can increase the anxiety that may add to the problem. It is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction. Between 30% and 70% of men have PE. While it is more common in younger men, it can happen at any age.

Having an orgasm too soon is not always a cause for concern. However, clinical diagnosis is made when a man exhibits the following symptoms:

  • Ejaculation occurs too quickly, often in the first few minutes of intercourse, or in other sexual situations, even during masturbation.
  • Inability to delay ejaculation most of the time.
  • Feelings of anxiety, or avoidance of sexual intimacy as a result.


Both psychological and biological factors can play a role in premature ejaculation. Although many men feel embarrassed talking about it, premature ejaculation is a common and treatable condition.

Premature ejaculation can be classified as:

Lifelong (primary) premature ejaculation occurs all or nearly all of the time, beginning with your first sexual encounters.

Acquired (secondary) premature ejaculation develops after you’ve had previous sexual experiences without ejaculatory problems.

Some studies report that a short frenulum is found in up to 43% of individuals affected by premature ejaculation. It is thought that the frenulum plays an essential role in penile erection, and when frenulum tension exceeds a certain limit, orgasm and ejaculation may be accelerated. When the frenulum is lengthened, penile tension and sensitivity may be decreased.

Penile frenulectomy has been shown to be effective in some but not in all cases of premature ejaculation (see source study).

Frequently Asked Questions at Our Melbourne Clinic

No, unfortunately a short frenulum generally does not get better on its own. Some physicians suggest stretching exercises, but the frenulum is a rather tough tissue that is not easily stretched. A penile frenulectomy is usually necessary to release the tight band of tissue.

A frenulectomy is a specialized technique that treats this condition by removing the tight restriction, allowing increased penile skin range of motion. It is done under local anaesthesia in our Perth clinic and takes roughly 20 minutes. The goal of the procedure is functional so that the tight frenulum is released, allowing improved sexual pleasure without fear of pain or bleeding.

You can book a consultation with our doctor to see if a penile frenulectomy of frenuloplasty procedure could be appropriate in your case.

We perform frenulectomy under long-acting local anaesthesia, and men typically describe the procedure as virtually painless.
  • Swelling and bruising at the site of the procedure 1/100
  • Infection requiring antibiotics 1/500
  • Bleeding (usually mild) 1/100
  • Scarring at the site of the operation 1/100
  • Meatal stenosis due to injury to the frenular artery requiring a meatotomy (rare) 1/500
  • Sub-optimal cosmetic or functional effect requiring a second procedure 1:100
  • Chronic pain at the site of the surgery 1:500
  • Vasovagal reaction causing light-headedness after the procedure 1/200

Recovery from penile frenulectomy is fairly fast and painless. Most men do not require additional pain medications after the procedure and can return to office work the next day.

If your work requires heavy or physical activity, you will need at least 2 weeks off.

We generally recommend no sex for at least 5-6 weeks to allow the surgical site to heal optimally and sutures, if required at the time of the procedure, to dissolve.

After a frenulectomy, because the tight band is released, sex becomes more pleasurable due to less pain and worry from tearing and bleeding.

Frenulectomy does not affect your foreskin, and you will remain uncircumcised. Because frenulectomy only involves releasing the tight band of tissue underneath the penis where it attaches to your foreskin, your foreskin will be preserved.

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Our Frenulectomy Method in Melbourne

At our Melbourne frenulectomy doctors are familiar with several different techniques being used around the world, so that we can apply the method that will provide optimal results for each patient.

Using long acting local anesthetic, we obviate the need for operating rooms at local hospitals and the need for a general anesthetic.

The procedure will be entirely painless and will be performed in minutes in our dedicated procedure rooms at our Melbourne clinic.

Depending on the size and shape of your frenulum, we may employ a scalpel or bipolar diathermy to release it. Dr Islam or Dr. Ali will review the recommended procedure with you before hand.

Once the frenulum is released, we will then assess whether dissolvable stitches will be necessary to approximate the incision and ensure effective and timely wound closure.

Regardless of your anatomy, our goal is to provide the optimal aesthetic and functional result, with the shortest possible recovery time.

Frenulectomy Fees

The frenulectomy cost will be paid in two parts. A deposit is paid upon booking the procedure (after a consultation appointment), and the balance is due the day of the frenulectomy.

For a pricing confirmation for a frenulectomy procedure please use the frenulectomy cost confirmation form.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Before & After Penile Frenulectomy or Frenuloplasty

Patient Instructions Before the Procedure

  • Please read about the frenulectomy procedure and consult with one of our doctors as well as your own, so you are confident and informed about your decision.
  • For one week prior to your procedure, do not take any Aspirin or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, Naproxen, or Diclofenac.
  • Please avoid any alcohol the day before the procedure.
  • On the day of your surgery, eat before your procedure, a normal breakfast or lunch to avoid becoming lightheaded. Take 2 tablets of Panadol just before leaving your home.
  • You are asked to come at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment. You are welcome to drive yourself to the office and back home unless you have a history of easy fainting.
  • Our staff will usher you into one of our surgical rooms and our doctor will administer the local anesthetic. It is then time for your procedure.

Patient Instructions After Frenulectomy

  • Most men do not require any additional pain medication after the procedure but you may take up to 2 Panadol every 6 hours as needed for pain control. After 48 hours, you should take Ibuprofen 400mg every 6 hours as needed for pain control if needed.
  • There may be a small amount of bleeding at the surgical site. This is normal and will stop in a few days. If it does not call our office or emergency number.
  • Continue applying antibiotic ointment at the site for 1 week.
  • You may return to office work in 1 week. however if your work requires a lot of activity, you should take at least 2 weeks off.
  • We recommend no sexual activity for about 5-6 weeks or until the sutures come out completely.
  • Patients who are traveling more than 3-4 hours away may want to stay at a local hotel overnight.

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