Frenulum removal

As you can see in the first two pictures, his tongue web is quite pronounced and tight.  I had to make sure not to cut too much

List of images in Gray's Anatomy: XII. Surface...

List of images in Gray’s Anatomy: XII. Surface anatomy and Surface Markings (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

due to the elastic tension of the frenulum , if the cut is too deep it will blow wide open and be very difficult to suture back.

I will take the sutures out either saturday or monday and will post follow up pictures of the healing process which is generally very quick with the right aftercare regime.

A quick note of the function of this procedure. removing the frenulum DOES NOT make the tongue longer, it only allows more upward mobility and less stress tension.

 

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