Just like the rest of the body, the skin of the scrotum can sag and become lax with age. Men who have overly sagging, stretched scrotum skin can experience discomfort in tight clothing, irritation from chafing against the thighs and difficulty exercising normally. Aesthetically, some men feel insecure about their low-hanging scrotum and wish to lift the area with surgery.
Scrotum reduction surgery is a relatively simple procedure that reduces the skin of the scrotum to lift the appearance of the testicles. Skin is excised from the area, the amount of which depends on the patient and the scrotum’s laxity. In cases where the excess skin or laxity is due to a condition such as blocked lymphatic vessels, skin grafts may be needed to repair the condition and replace the scrotal skin.
The procedure can take 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the extent of the reduction. The recovery period is different for each patient, but usually involves swelling and sometimes bruising for a couple of weeks. Professor Moore will provide you with in-depth post surgery care instructions which should be followed strictly for a quick and safe recovery.