Scrotal Uplift (Scrotoplasty)
This is a condition whereby the scrotal skin extends beyond it normal boundaries and attaches itself to the penile shaft causing what is termed scrotal webbing. This can occasionally extend up to the head of the penis.
This can cause discomfort and distress during intercourse; difficulty with placing condoms and/or during exercise, whereby the skin can be caught or trapped. In addition to this, the visual perception of a shorter penile length due to the excess skin can be of concern as men do not like to look shorter.
The causes can be congenital or secondary to previous surgical procedures that have resulted in excess scarring. On a physiological level the weight of the testicles which are anchored on the penis modify the angulation of the penis downwards.
Excess and lax scrotal skin
2nd March 2015
7th January 2019
Is this right for me?
Over time, scrotal skin can stretch and lose the natural elasticity it once had, and as a result cause discomfort in clothing and during exercise.
Excessive sweating and rash to the area is common and can interfere with the activities of the daily living; leaving profound psychological effects on an individual's self-esteem and confidence within their relationship.
If the excess skin is causing excessive hanging of the testicles then an uplift will help.
If you suffer from excessive webbing (add link to scrotal webbing), then the skin on the shaft of the penis and the scrotum should be also addressed.
What does this involve?
This surgery involves a local anaesthetic. The extra skin is removed and the scrotum is hitched up to reduce the overhang. This scar is well hidden and heals well following the surgery.
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What is the recovery like?
The procedure lasts about an hour depending on the extent of skin laxity. The scars heal within 10 to 14 days. Patients may find some mild discomfort for 3 to 5 days and are expected to go back to their daily activities and work at 1 week.
You should avoid intercourse and/ or masturbation for at least 4 weeks following the surgery to allow the wounds to heal. Excessive friction in the area can break open the wounds. The wounds tend to reach their maximal strength by 4 - 6 weeks.
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