Just like the rest of the body, the skin of the scrotum can sag and become lax with age. Men who have excessively sagging or stretched scrotum skin can experience discomfort in tight clothing, irritation from chafing against the thighs and difficulty exercising properly. Aesthetically, some men feel insecure about their low-hanging scrotum and wish to lift the area with surgery. Scrotum reduction also referred to as a scrotal lift, is a surgical solution to these concerns, reversing those signs of ageing and raising the scrotum to a more youthful position.
Professor Moore performs scrotum reduction for his patients at the Australian Centre for Cosmetic and Genital Surgery. He understands how personal it is for men experiencing issues with their genitals and offers the sensitivity and discretion necessary to ensure his patients are comfortable from their initial consultation to the final follow-up. Rest assured Professor Moore and his staff will provide the highest level of care and professionalism to help his male patients reverse symptoms of ageing and restore a youthful appearance.
Why does the Scrotum Stretch?
While ageing is the most common culprit in an enlarged, low-hanging scrotum, other factors can lead to this problem as well:
- Congenital abnormalities, leading some younger men to deal with this problem as well
- Massive weight loss, such as what occurs after bariatric surgery
- Poor healing after surgery for hydrocele, varicocele or a hernia
- Some types of medical conditions like blocked lymphatic vessels
- Previous use of some commercial stretching devices
Because there are different reasons behind scrotal stretching, Professor Moore is prepared to perform this procedure for men of all ages that are embarrassed by or physically uncomfortable with the size of their scrotum.
Reasons for Scrotum Reduction Surgery
While scrotum reduction is often performed for cosmetic reasons alone, there are a variety of issues men with an enlarged scrotum might face as well:
- Discomfort when wearing tight clothing
- Pain while jogging, riding a bike or participating in other activities
- Uncomfortable intercourse or painful ejaculation
- Difficulty with hygiene due to folds of loose skin
- Self-consciousness in the bedroom, particularly with a much younger partner
Whatever your reasons might be for choosing scrotum reduction surgery, Professor Moore will examine your current condition and your goals for the operation to determine whether this procedure will provide you the results you want.
About the Procedure
Scrotum reduction surgery is a relatively simple procedure that excises the excess skin of the scrotum to lift the appearance of the testicles. The amount of skin that is removed depends on the amount of skin looseness and the desired results of the patient. 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 anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the extent of the reduction needed. It may be done using local anaesthetic or general anaesthesia. Professor Moore will take care to place incisions where post-operative scarring will be minimised. Scrotum reduction is typically performed as a day surgery, which means you will return home a few hours later to recover in familiar surroundings.
Planning for Recovery
The recovery period after scrotum reduction is different for each patient, but most will experience some degree of bruising and swelling for a couple of weeks. You will be given a prescription for pain medication to help keep you comfortable for the first few days when discomfort will be most intense. Ice packs may also minimise swelling, which will increase your comfort level during recovery. Professor Moore will also provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions, which you will be encouraged to follow carefully for the quickest and safest recovery possible.
Patients are usually able to resume work duties and other light activities within about one week. The incision will take a bit longer to heal and will gradually become less visible in the weeks and months following surgery. Strenuous exercise and sexual intercourse will be restricted six to eight weeks to give the scrotum ample time to heal fully. Once your recuperation is complete, you should notice less skin around the scrotal area, a subtle rise in the positioning of the testicles and less discomfort when wearing snug-fitting clothing or participating in some activities.
Making the Right Choice for You
Scrotum reduction is a highly personal decision for a man. Professor Moore understands and will give you all the time and attention necessary to help you determine whether this is the right choice for you. Scrotum reduction surgery is recommended for men who are in good health and non-smokers, and who are self-conscious about their appearance or uncomfortable when performing some types of activities. The procedure can help to restore your appearance, your self-esteem and your quality of life.
If you are uncomfortable with changes in your scrotum or you have always been self-conscious about its size and shape, scrotum reduction surgery might be the right solution. To schedule your private consultation with Professor Moore, contact the Australian Centre for Cosmetic and Genital Surgery today on 0414 251 234.