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Frenulectomy

Being tongue-tied may sound like a figure of speech, but it can also be a condition in which your tongue isn’t able to move about freely because of an abnormality in the frenulum close to the tip of your tongue. At times, this piece can either be too taut, too short or too far along your tongue. It can cause infants to have problems feeding, as well as speech impairments when it comes to them talking. If you or your child is having problems due to an abnormality of the frenulum, you can schedule your surgery through an Ambulatory Surgery Center with I Need A Surgery.

How do I know if I need a frenulectomy?

When the condition is interfering with the baby’s ability to feed, it can cause the baby not to be able to gain weight and the milk supply for the mother decreases. In these instances, it is best to intervene early on. With toddlers, a speech pathologist can determine whether the condition is causing problems with the child’s speech. If it is impaired, surgery is often recommended.

How is the frenulectomy procedure performed?

The procedure is actually relatively simple. Babies who have the procedure done are able to breastfeed directly after the procedure. At times, the surgery can be done in the office when they are less than three months old. A general anesthetic is used, while a cautery divides the frenulum. Some dissolvable stitches are used to put the membrane of the tongue where it belongs. In general, it only takes 15 minutes for the entire procedure to be complete.

What is recovery like after a frenulectomy?

Since the procedure is relatively simple, it doesn’t take long for the patient to recover. Directly afterwards, the baby will be able to breastfeed without a problem. The stitches will dissolve on their own, so you don’t have to worry about any extensive recovery process.

How much does a frenulectomy cost?

I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $1,950, versus having to pay $19,500 if you were to book the procedure through the hospital on your own. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.

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