The site under the tongue and/or lip where the frenectomy was done should appear as a red
diamond shape in the beginning. If there is a small amount of bleeding, apply pressure until it
stops. If it does not stop bleeding please do not hesitate to call Dr. Ivy Yu.
It will progress to being a white diamond shape as healing process begins (this is a good sign).
Over the next days and weeks, the color will progress to pink and then will gradually look like
the rest of the underside of the tongue. The site should remain a diamond shaped; this shows
that the site is not reattaching. If it starts to look like a diamond squished flat or a square,
reattachment may be starting to happen, please call us right away so we can book an
appointment to check. Doing stretching exercises properly and regularly should keep the site
open enough that it will heal with the diamond shape intact and elongated. This will give the
tongue the best range of motion.
If you have any questions about the surgery or recovery, please call or text Dr. Ivy Yu directly
If you have an emergency, please proceed to the emergency department.