Scrotoplasty is a type of surgery that is performed to create or reconstruct the scrotum. It is often done as part of gender-affirming surgery for transgender men. Scrotoplasty can also be done to repair a birth defect or injury to the scrotum.

There are two main types of scrotoplasty:

  • Inguinal scrotoplasty is the most common type of scrotoplasty. It involves creating a scrotum from the labia majora.
  • Necrotizing scrotoplasty is a less common type of scrotoplasty. It involves using skin grafts from other parts of the body to create a scrotum.

The specific techniques used in scrotoplasty vary depending on the surgeon’s preference and the individual patient’s anatomy. However, all scrotoplasties involve creating two sacs, one for each testicle. The sacs are then sewn together to form the scrotum.

Scrotoplasty is a relatively safe procedure, but it does carry some risks, including infection, bleeding, and scarring. The recovery time for scrotoplasty is typically about two weeks.

If you are considering scrotoplasty, it is important to talk to a surgeon who is experienced in performing this type of surgery. They will be able to discuss the risks and benefits of scrotoplasty with you and help you decide if it is the right procedure for you.

Here are some additional resources that may be helpful:

  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health:
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  • Trans Lifeline:

Scrotoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves the creation of a scrotum. It is often performed as part of gender-affirming surgeries for transgender individuals seeking masculinization of the genital area.

During scrotoplasty, the surgeon uses various techniques to create a scrotum, which is the external sac that holds the testicles. The specific surgical approach may vary depending on individual anatomy, goals, and the surgical team’s expertise.

The scrotum can be created using different methods, including tissue flaps, grafts, or implants. Tissue flaps involve using existing tissue from the surrounding area, such as labial tissue or tissue from the groin or thigh, to construct the scrotum. Grafts involve using donor tissue, typically from a separate area of the body, to create the scrotum. Implants, such as silicone testicular prostheses, may also be used to provide a more natural appearance.

Scrotoplasty can be performed as a standalone procedure or as part of a larger genital reconstruction surgery, such as metoidioplasty or phalloplasty. The specific approach and timing will depend on individual needs and surgical plans.

It is important to discuss scrotoplasty and its potential benefits, risks, and considerations with a qualified healthcare provider or surgical team specializing in transgender healthcare. They can provide personalized guidance based on your individual circumstances and goals.