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Do you recommend my frenulum be removed when I have an adult circumcision?

Dr. Reed, Do you recommend my frenulum be removed when I have an adult circumcision?  Steve

Dear Steve,  The decision is yours and there is no extra fee, and the added time is about 2 minutes to level it out and sew the edges back together.  If you have downward angulation of the head of the penis with erections, that is called frenulum breve (or short frenulum, or SST deformity) and of course I’d recommend it be removed.  You’re under circumcision anesthesia already. The stories about loss of sensitivity with frenulum removal are just stories.  I have never had a patient see me whose frenulum has been removed either at birth or as an adult complain they lost sensation in that area.  Remember a circumcision is just about removing skin.

Please visit our web-site for a gallery of before and after pictures of adult circumcision. Also consider the various circumcision styles (cut, tightness, obliquity of the incision)  We’ll try to accommodate.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Cosmetic Circumcision | Miami

Frenulum picture

Overly tight frenulum causing ventral tilting of the head especially during erection (SST deformity)

The SST jet with ventral tilting of the nose

Seeking circumcision revision and removal of frenulum

March 25, 2017 Dr. Reed, I am 35 years old and wanting a circumcision revision with removal of frenulum. My circumcision scar line is uneven and has suture marks. I would like for the scar line to be even. Without the obvious suture marks and with the frenulum removed. Dr. Reed do you use stitches…Continue Reading

Frenulum tag detracts from normal circumcised look

Dr. Reed,  Had an adult circumcision, but the doctor left a remnant of my frenulum.  Please look at the photo and see if you agree.  How easy is this to correct.  How soon could I be back to work, and sex? Benson Frenulum remnant Dear Benson, When we discuss circumcision styles, the patient is given…Continue Reading

How easy is it to remove a frenulum

Dr. Reed,  After circumcision I was surprised to learn my doctor did not remove my frenulum. There is not a clean sweep around the neck of my penis.  I think the doctor was discouraged attempting this because the frenulum attachment is broad.  Oscar Dear Oscar, Broad or narrow frenulums can be removed.  Usually it is…Continue Reading

How easy is it to remove Frenulum, had Adult Circumcision 2 years ago

Dr. Reed,  When I had an adult circumcision 2 years ago, I had asked that my frenulum not be removed, but now I don’t have the clean sweep on the shaft.  And I realized there’s no difference in sensitivity.  How easy is this to remove now, and what fee? Bruce Dear Bruce, 80% of our…Continue Reading

Frenulum removal (frenulectomy) at time of adult circumcision

Dr. Reed, What are the pros and cons of frenulum removal (frenulectomy) at the time of adult circumcision?  Oscar Dear Oscar, The purpose of the frenulum is to help pull the foreskin back over the glans after an erection.  80 % of my patients say they want is removed, and of the 230% that say…Continue Reading


I am 20 years old, need an Adult Circumcision because of Phimosis, a very tight foreskin, which will not retract further than half way. What do you suggest please, should I keep the Frenulum, please explain.Thank you, Paul Dear Paul, Thank you for considering us for an Adult Circumcision.  You have Phimosis and I would…Continue Reading

Frenulum removal during circumcision

Dr. Reed, Please advise about frenulum removal during circumcision. A good idea? Duane Dear Duane, 80% of our patients request frenulum removal during their circumcision.  There is no extra fee for doing this.  Of the 20% who say “no”, 80% later come back and say “doctor, now remove it.” Studies involving large numbers of patients…Continue Reading

Cosmetic adult circumcision | Harold M. Reed MD | Miami

Dear Dr. Reed,   What do you mean by cosmetic circumcision? Oscar   Dear Oscar, Here’s what we mean by cosmetic adult circumcision. We give our patients 4 options, remove or do not remove frenulum; cut low medium or high; tight moderate or loose; and the cut parallel to the corona which is on a slant…Continue Reading

Circumcision revision sought, wish doctor had paid more attention to my goals

Dear Reed,  Need a circumcision revision, doesn’t looks right.  Reasons loose skin all aorund, waddle underneath, and time to remove the frenulum.  Age 27. Vernon Hi Vernon, Reviewed your photos.  You are a young man and that is a plus.  Your penile skin looks very healthy, the hygiene is good, and zero evidence of inflammation.  You…Continue Reading