There are a few factors that can help determine if someone is a good candidate for scrotoplasty. These include:

  • Gender identity: Scrotoplasty is often performed as part of gender-affirming surgery for transgender men. If you identify as a transgender man and you are interested in having scrotoplasty, you may be a good candidate for this procedure.
  • Medical history: It is important to talk to your doctor about your medical history before considering scrotoplasty. If you have any health conditions that could affect your ability to heal from surgery, you may not be a good candidate for scrotoplasty.
  • Personal goals: It is important to think about your personal goals before considering scrotoplasty. If you are not interested in having a scrotum, you may not need to have this procedure.
  • Surgical technique: The type of scrotoplasty that you are interested in may also affect whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure. Some types of scrotoplasty are more complex than others, and you may not be a good candidate for a complex procedure if you have other health conditions.

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 assess your individual needs and goals and help you decide if scrotoplasty is the right procedure for you.

Here are some additional resources that may be helpful:

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

A good candidate for scrotoplasty is an individual assigned female at birth (AFAB) who desires a more masculine appearance of the genital area and has realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. Here are some factors that may indicate suitability for scrotoplasty:

1. Gender Identity: The individual identifies as male or within the masculine spectrum and experiences gender dysphoria related to the appearance of their genitalia.

2. Age and Hormone Therapy: Scrotoplasty is typically considered after the individual has undergone a period of hormone therapy, such as testosterone therapy, and has achieved sufficient masculinization of secondary sexual characteristics. The specific timing may vary depending on the healthcare provider’s recommendations and the individual’s preferences.

3. Psychological Readiness: The individual has a stable psychological state and has undergone appropriate assessments and counseling related to gender transition.

4. Realistic Expectations: The individual has a clear understanding of the potential outcomes, risks, and limitations of scrotoplasty and has realistic expectations regarding the appearance and function of the scrotum.

5. Physical Health: The individual is in overall good physical health, free from any medical conditions or factors that could significantly increase the risks associated with surgery and anesthesia.

6. Support System: Having a strong support system, including friends, family, and mental health professionals, is beneficial during the surgical process and recovery.

It’s important to consult with a qualified healthcare provider or surgical team specializing in transgender healthcare to assess your individual circumstances and determine if scrotoplasty is suitable for you. They will evaluate your goals, medical history, and readiness for surgery to provide personalized guidance and support throughout the decision-making and surgical process.