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A frenectomy is the excision of the frenulum,[1] a small ligament of tissue that prevents the foreskin from retracting too far. Frenectomy is occasionally used in cases of frenulum breve to permit more complete retraction of the foreskin. Frenulectomy has a similar meaning.

Excision or cutting of the frenulum will also excise the frenular artery that supplies arterial blood to the glans penis.


The procedure depicted in this video by Dr. Gupta of New Delhi is labeled as a frenuloplasty, however it actually is a frenectomy.

See also


  1. REFweb (2012). Frenectomy, The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 24 January 2023.