Scrotoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce, repair or reconstruct the scrotum because of excess scrotal skin, double – bifid scrotum, following injury or cancer.
Q: What is Scrotoplasty?
Scrotoplasty is commonly performed to reduce the excess skin in someone who is self-conscious about the laxity. Scrotoplasty is also performed to correct a congenital condition where the scrotum is double or bifid to provide a more natural scrotum. Men who have sustained an injury to the scrotum or had a tumour removed may also benefit from scrotoplasty surgery.
Q: What are the benefits of Scrotoplasty surgery?
Scrotoplasty surgery aims to restore a natural appearance of the scrotum to improve self- confidence and self-esteem.
Q: Am I the ideal patient for Scrotoplasty Surgery?
If you would like to improve the appearance and comfort of your scrotum to a more normal male scrotum, Scrotoplasty Surgery is right for you. The scrotal skin must be healthy and there should not be other Medical Illnesses which might increase the risks of surgery. You should be realistic as to what can be achieved by Scrotoplasty Surgery and understand the risks and side effects of this surgery.
Q: Does Scrotoplasty Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
Scrotoplasty surgery is commonly performed under local anaesthetic as a day-case or out-patient procedure. However, some patient will prefer a general anaesthetic as a day-case.
Q: How long is the procedure?
Scrotoplasty Surgery normally takes approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hour to perform depending on the complexity of the surgery.
Q: What about the scars following Scrotoplasty Surgery?
The incisions are placed in natural join of the scrotal halves to blend in once fully healed. Incision usually heals within 10 – 14 days.
Q: Will a special garment be required after Scortoplasty Surgery?
In Scrotoplasty Surgery a support garment – underwear will be required at the end of surgery to help control swelling and reduce movement post operatively. This should be worn day and night for 2 weeks.
Q: Can Scrotoplasty Surgery be performed at the same time as other procedures?
Yes, Scrotoplasty can be combined with procedures such as Rhinoplasty, Chin Augmentation or Blepharoplasty. What is appropriate and safe for you to combine will depend on your Medical Health, your goals and the individual procedures.
Q: What reassurance do I have with Scrotoplasty Surgery?
At LBPS, we understand that your decision to have Scrotoplasty Surgery can be a daunting and anxious time for you. Our aim is to fully understand your concerns and desires, and assess your carefully, before agreeing on a treatment plan which is in your best interest. If for any reason you are unsuitable for Scrotoplasty Surgery, you will be advised against this form of surgery. We will provide you with all the information you need and support before, during and after your surgery.
Q: How long is the recovery time?
Mild pain / discomfort is expected for 3 – 5 days. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 1 week, but avoid strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks including any contact sports.
Q: What about the results?
The results are first and foremost natural. Remember it can take 6 weeks or more for the final result to be achieved.
Q: What are the risks of Scrotoplasty Surgery?
Common to all surgical procedures there are always risks associated with surgery. However, complications are uncommon. Bruising can occur and may take 2 weeks to resolve, while major bleeding is rare. Infection is infrequent (less than 0.5%) and will require a course of appropriate antibiotics. Some altered sensation around the scrotum is expected and will commonly return to normal between 6 to 12 weeks after surgery. Poor scarring is uncommon, but if occurs may require treatment or scar revision surgery.
Q: How long do the results last?
The results of Scrotoplasty surgery are permanent. Rarely, recurrence of skin laxity can occur, requiring revision surgery.