This is essentially a male equivalent of the very common female procedure of ‘ a little tidying up downstarirs’. Aesthetic surgery of the male genitalia serves to correct perceived deficiencies as well as physical deformities, which may cause psychological distress. Attention to patient motivation for surgery and to surgical technique is key to achieving optimal results Statistics from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons showing that the number of men undergoing cosmetic procedures has more than doubled in the past ten years. A scrotal lift is performed to correct a condition of excessive slackness of the scrotal skin which can have not only aesthetic consequences but can prove to be an obstacle during physical activity. Since the size has to be adapted to each individual case it is a personalised operation. Its actually a very simple but a delicate procedure.
|Legth of the procedure||45 min to 1 hr|
|Going home||few hours after procedure|
|Return to work||Desk work in 1 week|
|Final result||3 months|
|Cost||Depends on the type of procedure you choose.|
Candidates for scrotal lift can be any age, but the best candidates have:
The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and lasts for 45 min- 1 hr. The procedure yields a very satisfying aesthetic result especially since the scar can easily be hidden due to the characteristics rugosities of the scrotal skin. Before commencing the operation, the area of skin to be excised is marked, personalising the entity and the form according to the specific individual. The operation exclusively involves the skin and the superficial integument and therefore there is no involvement of the testicles whatsoever or their function. The reduction in the scrotal sac automatically gives a lift to the testicles called as a ‘ ball lift ‘. Sometimes the excess skin is limited to the undersurface of the penis- scrotum junction called a scrotal webb. This is corrected by a Z plasty or direct excision. The risks are really minimal and are mostly linked to the presence of post surgical haematomas so a few days of rest and the use of a jockstrap for the the first week following the operation are recommended. The operation is not at all painful, and the final appearance is natural since only the excessive skin is corrected and the result lasts for a very long time.