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Sonrie Estudio Dental
Catalonia, Spain
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El, Canada
star star Jul 2021

Angela went above and beyond my expectations. She is very friendly and you can always feel at ease contacting her. She made sure I was comfortable with our choice of surgeon Dr. Can Karaca and set up a video call for me. Always ready to help and answer any questions (she would always be available despite the 7 hour time difference)! I wasn’t really sure about traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for my procedure until I met Angela and she explained everything from start to finish and stood behind her words to always be of assistance. Mind you I have been researching for months now for a good doctor and went back and forth between waiting 2 years to get my surgery done in Canada or even traveling to Mexico for it! I was thinking Turkey would be a difficult route due to time difference and the distance but I’m very happy I chose to go to Turkey with Flymedi and I’m glad my agent was Angela Sabou! Do not hesitate to work with Flymedi and especially request Angela if you can!!! - a very satisfied client

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star star Jun 2021

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Excellent service. I was really hesitant at first, because I’ve never done anything like this before, but Kirstie did a great job of answering all my questions & concerns, in a timely manner. I would highly recommend using this service.

Omar Hansen, United States
star star Jun 2021

At the beginning, I was very hesitant about having my surgeries, especially the idea of having them in Turkey, which is a country located across the ocean of where I come from, the United States of America. When I initially started my research, I came across Flymedi, and I strongly believe that connecting with them was the best decision I have made in regards of having my desired surgeries. After entering my contact information, I was contacted from Flymedi by an agent named Abud. On one hand, Abud has been a great assist and support to my journey, as he was involved in every step throughout the process. He was very responsive to all my concerns and inquiries before and after the operations. On the other hand, everyone at the clinic that I was referred to (EstEthica) was very nice and welcoming. The in-person consultant on site (Lamia) was extremely helpful and kind. She, along with the whole clinic staff, made me feel so comfortable and made the whole trip seem as smooth as possible, despite the discomfort after the surgeries. In terms of the results, I can not speak of this just yet as it has only been a week since I have had my operations. However, I will definitely come back within a couple of months to update my review and speak about the results and any other additional notes along the way. In a nutshell, all I can say that I am grateful for everything so far, and I truly appreciate everyone that was involved in this process! P.S. as a word of advice, if you are having a hair transplant operation, I highly recommend having it at least 3 - 4 days before your departure flight back home, as the post operation instructions are a bit intense and not being in a rush would significantly help with the recovery process.

Alana, Canada
star star Jun 2021

Great experience using Flymedi to find the perfect surgeon and operation for me. Abud answered all my questions and helped so much!

Recommended For Frenectomy

Most patients requiring a frenectomy surgery fall into one of the following categories:

Patients who wish to get dentures or braces – patients who want to get braces, Invisalign or dentures may face certain problems while wearing them due to a larger frenulum. The dentures themselves can also fall out because of a tighter or longer than usual frenulum.

Patients with speech difficulty – the frenulum can also affect the person’s ability to speak properly. In this case, a specialist will have to be advised in order to see if undertaking the procedure can improve speech.

Newborns – certain babies can be born with a shorter, longer, or tighter than usual frenulum, and this situation can lead to complications such as difficulty with breastfeeding. Luckily enough, the procedure can be performed safely on young patients too.

Not Recommended For Frenectomy

Patients with an active infection around the mouth should postpone the frenectomy procedure until the infection is fully treated. In some cases, the procedure may be postponed or avoided since the condition may fix itself in time. Only a doctor is able to say for sure if a patient needs the surgery or not.

Number Of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Duration Of Operation

10 to 15 minutes

Minimum Stay

1 - 2 days

Overview

A frenectomy procedure, also known as a frenulectomy surgery is an operation in which the frenulum is removed. The frenulum refers to any small portion of tissue which restricts the movement of other mobile tissue or organs.

Frenectomy surgery is most commonly performed as a dentistry procedure on both adults and children alike. Frenectomy dental surgery can be categorized according to the area in which it is performed:

  • Frenectomy labial – often called lip frenectomy, this surgery is recommended for patients who have their tissue attached on the upper lip or patients who wish to get dentures.Patients with their gum tissue attached to the upper lip can suffer from gum recession.
  • Frenectomy lingual – this procedure is often called a tongue frenectomy, and it is used to treat ankyloglossia or tongue-tie.
  • Frenectomy dental – this operation is performed in order to eliminate gum tissue between two teeth.

In recent years, more and more medical centers started recommending laser frenectomies as an alternative to traditional surgical frenectomies.

Preparation

Any intake of blood thinners such as aspirin needs to be avoided for at least two weeks before the procedure is set to take place. This is done because anticoagulants increase the risk of excessive bleeding, especially when patients are undergoing a lingual frenectomy. Patients opting for this procedure due to speech difficulty should definitely see a speech pathologist in order to determine if the procedure is the right step or speech therapy can fix their problem.

How It Is Performed

Frenectomy surgery can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, with the latter being more common for adults. Young children usually undergo surgery under general anesthesia. 
Once the anesthesia takes effect, the surgeon will begin removing the frenulum. There are two main instruments which can be used. Laser frenectomy provides the same results as a traditional frenectomy, but with less bleeding. Although it's a more advantageous technique, the laser can't be used in all cases, and the surgeon may have to resort to a traditional scalpel. 

Once the frenulum is cut, dissolving stitches are applied, especially if a lingual frenectomy is performed. The tongue frenulum has plenty of blood vessels. If a labial frenectomy surgery is performed, stitches are not usually necessary. 

The procedure lasts just around 15 to 20 minutes. 

Recovery

In most patients' cases, the incision site will heal in around seven days. During this time, slight pain and discomfort are quite common, especially while talking or eating.

Patients should try to keep the area as clean as possible – rinsing the mouth with salt water is recommended at least twice a day until the incision site has properly healed. Since frenectomy surgery usually uses dissolving stitches, patients are not required to return to the doctor after undergoing the procedure.

Risks

Frenectomy surgery risks and complications include: 

● Excessive bleeding 
● Infection 
● Revision surgery 

Side Effects

Frenectomy surgery side effects include: 

● Pain 
● Discomfort while eating or speaking ● Nausea and vomiting if general anesthesia is used

Success Rates

Frenectomy surgery reviews set the average success rate at around 98%.

Before And After

Patients will notice considerable speech improvement after the frenectomy surgery. 

Faq

– Is there any guarantee that the frenulum won’t grow back after frenectomy surgery? There is no guarantee, but following the doctor's instructions limit the chance of it happening. 

– My child needs frenectomy surgery, is there any way to make it easier? 
Laser frenectomy surgery is the best option in this case. If the child is very small or scared of the procedure, general anesthesia may be used. 

– How long before I can fit my dentures or braces after frenectomy surgery? 
The incision will heal in around 5-7 days. 

Extra Content

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in September 2019.