Q: Dr. Eppley, , I am interested in doing a scrotal lift procedure. I am 32 years old and I have family genetics with large scrotums unfortunately. I want to know the risks for having this procedure.
A: The scrotal lift is am aesthetic genital procedure that tightens and lifts the scrotal sac through a midline excision of tissue along the raphe. Such a reduction lifts the lower edge of the scrotum by a wide removal of scrotal skin and deeper tissues that raises the level of the bottom hang of the scrotum. It leaves a fine line scar that often looks just like the raphe itself. The scar is really the only ‘risk’ of a scrotal lift other than standard ones like infection or hematoma which are very rare in this type of surgery. Because the tissue excision is in the midline it has no impact on the function or position of the testicles which are to the side of the midline
.The aesthetic ‘risk’ is the outcome of the procedure which is obviously important. There is always the question of whether the degree of improvement (reduction and lift) meets the aesthetic expectation of the patient. In my experience it is a highly satisfying procedure and the revision rate is very low.
Dr. Barry Eppley