Painful erections due to a tight band of skin

Tight Penile Frenulum


Some men experience pain arising from a tight band of skin that is between the shaft of the penis and the glans (or knob) on the underside of the penis. It can occur in both circumcised and uncircumcised men.

This condition can affect upwards of 5% of uncircumcised men.  It is less common in circumcised men.



I can perform a procedure to remove the tight band of skin causing the pain.

Local anaesthetic is injected in to the band and when numb it is carefully cut away.  The resulting skin defect is then sutured (stitched).


What happens after a procedure to treat painful erections due to a tight band of skin?

Pain, bleeding and infection are possible complications. Sometimes scar tissue can reform.  To help prevent complications occurring it is recommended that you wash twice daily with warm soapy water, rinse and dry.

No dressing is applied to the site after surgery.

I have not had these complications reported to me on those whom I have operated on.


How much does the Tight Penile Frenulum procedure cost? 

The cost is up to $74* for the initial consultation.  An approximate cost of the procedure can be determined at this time.

*Fees are subject to change.  Please check with reception when booking.


Please phone reception at Broadway Medical Centre  to enquire about booking.

Phone:   03 477 4335

Fax:       03 477 4337