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the correction of an abnormally attached frenum or frenulum, by surgically repositioning it.
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A cosmetic procedure in which a frenulum is surgically altered, either of the tongue (which may performed in children for ankyloglossia, or “tongue-tie”) or of the penis (due to a tightly adherent foreskin).
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Correction of an abnormally attached frenulum by surgically repositioning it.
[frenum + G. plastos, formed]
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(frĕn′ū-lō-plăs″tē) [″ + Gr. plassein, to form]
Surgical correction of an abnormally attached frenulum.
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The clinic also specializes in tongue frenuloplasty services, which is available to patients living with ankyloglossia, also known as a tongue-tie.
Frenectomy, frenulectomy and frenuloplasty are the described surgical methods.
Although I had performed frenuloplasty in the OR on numerous occasions, I had never "just snipped it," nor had I ever considered performing the procedure on a 1-week-old in the clinic.
Ankyloglossia: assessment, incidence, and effect of frenuloplasty on the breastfeeding dyad.
Tongue tie is released through a simple procedure frenuloplasty or frenulectomy.
Ankyloglossia: Assessment, incidence and effect of frenuloplasty on the breast feeding dyad.Pediatrics 2002;110/5:e63
* Frenuloplasty improves breast-feeding in children with ankyloglossia.
Ballard at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and associates, 123 infants with this condition underwent frenuloplasty. After the procedure, all of the mothers reported improved breast-feeding thanks to better latch, reduced nipple pain, or both (Pediatrics [online] 110[5], 2002;
Ankyloglossia: assessement, incidence, and effect of frenuloplasty on the breastfeeding dyad.