Frenulotomy is the removal of the frenulum, a small fold of mucous membrane and connective tissue inside the lips, cheeks or bottom of the mouth, which prevents excessive movement of your lips, gums and tongue.

Most people do not have any problems with the frenulum, whereas in some cases it may be too short, thick or tight, restricting the movement of the upper and lower lip. The frenulum can also have a negative effect on the position of the teeth, causing aesthetic problems.

Frenulotomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which may also be performed with a laser. In most cases, frenulotomy is performed on children.