Yes, like any surgical procedure, penile frenuloplasty carries some risks and potential complications. It’s important for individuals considering the procedure to be aware of these risks and discuss them with their healthcare provider or urologist before making a decision. Some potential risks and complications associated with penile frenuloplasty include:
- Infection: There is a risk of infection at the surgical site. Signs of infection may include increased redness, swelling, discharge, or fever. Infections are typically treated with antibiotics.
- Bleeding: Some bleeding is common immediately after the surgery. However, excessive bleeding may require medical attention, and in rare cases, surgical intervention to control bleeding may be necessary.
- Scarring: The surgical procedure may leave behind some scarring at the incision site. In most cases, the scarring is minimal and tends to fade over time.
- Changes in Sensation: The surgery may affect the sensitivity of the penis, although this is usually minimal and temporary. Some individuals may experience increased or decreased sensitivity in the surgical area.
- Pain or Discomfort: Discomfort or pain is common immediately after the surgery, but it should improve over time. In some cases, individuals may experience persistent discomfort or pain, which may require additional treatment.
- Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising in the genital area are common after the surgery but typically resolve over the first few days to a week.
- Frenulum Reattachment: In some cases, the frenulum may reattach or heal in a way that recreates the original issue, necessitating a repeat procedure.
- Allergic Reactions: Although rare, some individuals may have allergic reactions to medications, dressings, or other materials used during or after the surgery.
- Unsatisfactory Results: While the goal of the surgery is to improve comfort and function, individual responses to the procedure may vary, and some individuals may not achieve the desired outcome.