Frequently Asked Questions About Scrotoplasty

If you are considering or curious about scrotoplasty, we understand that you may have numerous questions and concerns regarding this specific surgical procedure. Our team at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery is here to provide you with a reliable source of information and address the most frequently asked questions about scrotoplasty.


Whether you’re curious about the procedure itself, its potential benefits and risks, the recovery process, the expected outcomes, or pricing and financing options, we aim to offer a thorough understanding of scrotoplasty.


Scrotoplasty FAQs

What is scrotoplasty?

Scrotoplasty is a male surgical procedure that involves the reconstruction, modification, or creation of the scrotum—the external sac that holds the testicles.

Who is a candidate for scrotoplasty?

Scrotoplasty is commonly pursued by men who experience discomfort or unhappiness with the size or shape of their testicles.

Does scrotoplasty have a different name?

Yes, scrotoplasty can sometimes be referred to by alternative names, including scrotal reconstruction, scrotal lift, scrotal tightening.

Why might someone pursue scrotoplasty?

A scrotoplasty procedure might be pursued by individuals for the following reasons:

  • Testicular Reconstruction: Scrotoplasty can be performed to reconstruct or enhance the appearance of the scrotum in cases where there has been trauma, injury, congenital abnormalities, or surgical removal of the testicles. It can help restore a more natural aesthetic and provide psychological and emotional benefits.
  • Congenital Conditions: Some individuals may be born with conditions that affect the development or appearance of the scrotum. Scrotoplasty can be performed to address these congenital abnormalities and create a more typical scrotal appearance.
  • Cosmetic Dissatisfaction: Some individuals may have personal feelings of discomfort or dissatisfaction with the appearance of their genitals. Scrotoplasty can help alleviate such concerns and improve body confidence.
  • Aesthetic Preferences: Similar to other cosmetic procedures, some cisgender men may choose scrotoplasty for purely aesthetic reasons. They may desire a specific shape, size, or symmetry of the scrotum to enhance their overall physical appearance.

What techniques are used in scrotoplasty?

Different surgical techniques may be employed in scrotoplasty, including tissue grafts, flap procedures, or implant-based approaches. The specific technique used depends on factors such as the patient’s anatomy, desired outcomes, and the surgeon’s expertise.

What happens during a scrotoplasty procedure?

During a scrotoplasty procedure, the surgeon will administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort. They will make carefully planned incisions in the genital area, typically in the perineum or along the midline of the scrotum. The specific incision placement depends on the surgical technique chosen.


Once the incisions are made, the surgeon will reshape or reconstruct the scrotum using various techniques such as removing excess skin, creating scrotal pockets, or using tissue grafts or flaps for augmentation. After the necessary modifications, the incisions are closed using sutures.

Approximately how long does a scrotoplasty procedure take?

The duration of a scrotoplasty procedure can vary depending on various factors, including the specific surgical techniques involved, the complexity of the case, and the individual patient’s anatomy. On average, a scrotoplasty procedure typically takes approximately 1 to 3 hours to complete.

What is the recovery process like after scrotoplasty?

In the initial days following scrotoplasty, it is common to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area. Your surgeon may prescribe pain medications to help manage any discomfort. It is essential to rest and avoid strenuous activities as recommended by your surgeon during the initial healing period.

What is the recovery time frame for scrotoplasty?

The majority of the swelling and bruising should gradually subside over the course of a few weeks. However, the complete healing process may take several months. It is important to attend follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress and address any concerns that may arise during the recovery period.

Are there risks or complications associated with scrotoplasty?

As with any surgical procedure, scrotoplasty carries potential risks and complications. These can include but are not limited to infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, loss of sensation, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. It’s crucial to discuss these risks with your surgeon beforehand and ensure you have a clear understanding of the possible outcomes.

What are the expected outcomes of scrotoplasty?

The specific outcomes of scrotoplasty depend on various factors, including the surgical technique used, individual anatomy, and personal goals. Generally, scrotoplasty can provide a more masculine appearance, increased genital symmetry, and an overall more aesthetic appearance. Realistic expectations and open communication with your surgeon are crucial for achieving satisfying results.

Will scrotoplasty affect my fertility or sexual function?

Scrotoplasty alone does not impact fertility or sexual function since it primarily involves the external appearance of the scrotum. It is important to have open and honest discussions with your surgeon about any concerns related to sexual function or erectile dysfunction to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of the potential effects and outcomes specific to your situation.

How much does scrotoplasty cost with North Raleigh Plastic Surgery?

The starting price for scrotoplasty at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery is approximately $3,885.

Can insurance cover the cost of scrotoplasty?

No. Insurance does not cover the cost of scrotoplasty at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery at this time. However, we strive to make scrotoplasty accessible and affordable, and are pleased to offer a cash discount and accept various payment methods, including Care Credit and all major credit cards.

What are your payment terms for scrotoplasty in Raleigh?

In order to secure your surgery date, we require a 25% deposit for scrotoplasty, with the remaining balance for the procedure due no later than 2 weeks prior to your surgery date.

What is included in the cost of a procedure for scrotoplasty?

The cost of scrotoplasty includes comprehensive coverage, encompassing all essential pre-operative and post-operative appointments, anesthesia expenses, the surgical procedure itself, and any necessary surgical materials. Additionally, the overall cost incorporates post-operative compression garments, if they are deemed necessary for your recovery.

How many post-op appointments will I have following scrotoplasty surgery?

On average, patients may have an initial follow-up appointment within the first week or two after surgery to assess the surgical site, remove any sutures, and discuss post-operative care instructions. Additional appointments may be scheduled at regular intervals throughout the recovery period to track progress, address any complications, and provide guidance on activity restrictions and wound care.

Can a scrotoplasty procedure be financed?

Yes. North Raleigh Plastic Surgery is proud to offer financing options for scrotoplasty that include Care Credit and Alphaeon Credit. If you need more information regarding the financing process, please contact our Raleigh office at [phone].

Considering a Scrotoplasty Procedure in Raleigh? Contact Dr. Ortiz, Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Today

Take the first step towards your transformative journey by contacting Dr. Ortiz, our board-certified plastic surgeon at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery today.  With expertise in scrotoplasty and a commitment to patient care, Dr. Ortiz will guide you through the process, address your concerns, and help you achieve the desired results. Don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule a consultation, as your personalized scrotoplasty experience awaits. Please contact us today by calling 919-532-2270 or filling out the form below.