In general, scrotoplasty will not affect the ability to pass airport security scanners. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The type of scrotoplasty you have: Some types of scrotoplasty may require more tissue than others, which could make it more likely that you will set off the scanner.
  • The location of your incisions: If your incisions are located in areas that are scanned by the body scanner, they may show up as anomalies.
  • The sensitivity of the scanner: Some scanners are more sensitive than others, and they may be more likely to pick up on changes in your body.

If you are concerned about how scrotoplasty could affect your ability to pass airport security scanners, you should talk to your surgeon. They will be able to give you more specific information about your individual circumstances.

Here are some resources that may be helpful:

  • The Transportation Security Administration (TSA):
  • The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH):
  • The Trevor Project:
  • Trans Lifeline:

Scrotoplasty itself should not significantly affect your ability to pass through airport security scanners. The scrotum, created or reconstructed during scrotoplasty, is an external structure and is not likely to raise any concerns or trigger alarms during standard security screenings.

However, it’s important to note that airport security procedures can vary between countries and even airports. The security screening process may involve different types of scanners, including metal detectors and body scanners. While the scrotum itself is not expected to cause any issues, other factors such as metal implants, prosthetics, or medical devices in the surrounding area could potentially raise concerns during security screenings.

If you have any specific concerns about passing through airport security scanners after scrotoplasty, it may be helpful to carry documentation that verifies your gender-affirming surgeries and explains the presence of any implants or prosthetics in the genital area. This documentation can be provided by your surgeon or healthcare provider and can help facilitate the screening process by providing information to the security personnel.

Remember to always comply with the security procedures in place at the airport and be prepared to answer any questions or provide additional information if needed. If you encounter any challenges or have concerns during the security screening process, you can politely request a private screening or ask to speak with a supervisor to address your specific situation.

It’s important to stay informed about the security procedures at the airports you will be traveling through and to plan ahead accordingly. If you have any specific concerns or questions related to airport security and scrotoplasty, it’s advisable to reach out to the appropriate authorities or consult with your surgeon or healthcare provider for guidance tailored to your individual circumstances.