SCROTUM LIFT AND REDUCTION IN VIENNA
A scrotoplasty (scrotum lift) is performed if the scrotum is hanging too low
The most important facts about a scrotum lift
Dr. Roland Resch
Experienced specialist in the field of scrotum lift and reduction
A sagging scrotum is not a pretty sight – both men and women agree on this. In addition to aesthetics, there are also impairments due to clothing, e.g. unpleasant friction or itching.
With increasing age, the skin of the scrotum may become overstretched and the skin around the scrotum is loosened. Another reason for a sagging scrotum is insufficiently developed muscles, which are responsible for a tight scrotum, or a general excess of skin.
Many affected men are bothered by the sight of their scrotum on the one hand, but also by the restrictions in clothing on the other. Tight-fitting clothing can lead to redness and even pain.
A surgical scrotum lift or reduction can help you achieve a significant improvement in both aesthetic and practical terms.
I would be happy to advise you on this in a personal meeting.
Yours, Dr. Roland Resch
If the scrotum hangs too low
Suitable candidates for a scrotum lift
- Your scrotum is annoying when wearing tighter clothing
- Your scrotum is always reddened, itchy and even painful when rubbed against clothing
- You do not find your scrotum aesthetically pleasing
- You may have clarified other reasons for the enlargement of the scrotum with a urologist
- You are in a good general state of health
If the scrotum is altered, a urology specialist should be consulted before surgery to rule out any other reasons for the altered appearance of the scrotum.
Scrotum lift-combination with other procedures:
Scrotum lift - What you should know!
We have endeavored to present the scrotum lift from all angles in the descriptions. Below you will find the most frequently asked questions and their answers about scrotal lifting).
However, every operation also requires a personal consultation. I look forward to getting to know you personally and advising you!
Yours, Dr. Roland Resch
What causes sagging of the scrotum?
The reasons for sagging of the scrotum are a naturally underdeveloped musculature, the smooth muscles running in the scrotal skin and the so-called “musculus cremaster” or “testicular elevator”, or a slackening of these muscle fibers with increasing age – these are the muscles responsible for ensuring that the scrotum remains close to the body and can pull up in the event of friction. Another reason for sagging is a general excess of skin, which causes the scrotum to hang lower than desired.
Can a sagging scrotum also be caused by illness?
Yes, there are also disease-related reasons and so it is essential to have the exact cause of a sagging scrotum clarified by an experienced urologist before a scrotum lift.
When is a scrotum lift an option?
- If your scrotum hangs lower than desired and is therefore annoying when wearing tighter clothing
- If rubbing of the scrotum against clothing causes redness, itching and pain
- If you find the appearance of your scrotum unattractive
- If disease-related causes for a sagging scrotum have been ruled out.
Do I have to go to hospital for a scrotum lift/scrotum reduction?
No, hospitalization is not required. The scrotum lift is performed on an outpatient basis and you can return home one to two hours after the procedure.
What anesthesia is used for a scrotum lift?
A scrotum lift is performed under local anesthesia, twilight sleep or general anesthesia.
What happens during a scrotum lift/scrotum reduction?
First you will be anesthetized. The first step is to make small incisions and remove the excess skin and tissue. The incisions are closed with a cosmetic suture, whereby no suture removal is required due to the suture material used.
In some cases, the scrotum is also fixed in place to prevent it from sagging again.
How do I prepare for a scrotum lift?
- Clarification of the causes by a urology specialist to rule out a disease-related cause
- Make an appointment for a consultation(s) in my practice
- Decision on scrotum lift surgery and scheduling of the operation date
- Avoid taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs for five days before and after a procedure, as these have a strong influence on blood clotting. This also includes herbal and dietary supplements
- Optimal adjustment of medication in the case of high blood pressure or diabetes
- If you regularly take blood-thinning medication, discontinue this in consultation with your doctor or replace it with suitable medication
- Avoid nicotine and alcohol
- Provide your body with sufficient water before and after the procedure
When can scrotal lifting not be performed?
If the change in your scrotum is due to illness (e.g. various skin diseases, urological diseases…), a scrotum lift/scrotum reduction cannot be performed. Other reasons for exclusion are acute or chronic illnesses, febrile infections or herpes infection at the time of the operation, if you have taken aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs within five days before the planned operation.
What do I need to consider after a scrotum lift?
After a scrotum lift, the surgical area should be cooled to prevent any swelling and pain. Rest and recuperation are also required for a week after this procedure in order to optimally support the healing process.
No sport, no physically demanding work, no sexual intercourse, no sauna and no full baths for four weeks.
What are the risks of a scrotum lift/scrotum reduction?
As with any operation, there are certain risks involved in a scrotum lift/scrotum reduction. In general, this operation is considered low-risk, but certain risks can never be completely ruled out.
The following complications can occur after a scrotum lift:
- Tension pain
Antibiotics are administered in advance to reduce the risk of infection
There are also general surgical risks that cannot be completely ruled out with any operation. These are:
- Incompatibility of medication or dressing material. In the event of an existing intolerance, we can take appropriate measures in advance
- The risk of anesthesia is classified as low, but there may be an intolerance to anesthetics. If you know of any, please inform us in advance.
When can I resume sports, sauna, full baths and sexual intercourse after a scrotum lift?
Sports, saunas, full baths and sexual intercourse should be avoided for four weeks, as a healing process is taking place in the body which is impaired by this.
Does health insurance pay for a scrotum lift?
No. As this operation is an aesthetic surgical procedure, it is not covered by health insurance.
How much does a scrotum lift cost?
The following price includes all costs for a scrotum lift.
Scrotum lift: € 2.390,-
Prices valid from 01.01.2024
Guide to scrotum lift and - The path to your new self
It is very important to me to support you in your decision by providing you with comprehensive information. In addition, a trusting relationship with your doctor is necessary.
Our procedure for operations
Simply arrange an appointment via "Book consultation" or by phone on +43 1 417 05 05. We are happy to be there for you personally.
Talk to Dr. Roland Resch
A first consultation where you will be thoroughly informed by me about the procedure you are planning, and where you can ask any questions. After that, we will provide you with all the documents to take home.
Take your time to consider. Additionally, the legislator prescribes a contemplation period of 14 days.
In a second meeting, we will once again explain all aspects of the procedure, and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you decide to proceed with the procedure, we will find a suitable date for the operation that works for you.
3 steps to a scrotum lift
Anesthesia in a scrotum lift
A scrotum lift is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, whereby the medication is adjusted to your personal well-being.
Method and implementation of a scrotum lift
The scrotum is a skin pouch outside the body where the testis and epididymis are located. The skin of the scrotum is traversed by smooth muscle fibers and supporting muscles, the so-called lifting muscles. If these muscles relax or if there is a general excess of skin, the surplus skin tissue is removed as part of a surgical procedure. As a result, a significant tightening of the scrotum is achieved. The excess skin or tissue is removed through skin incisions and the skin is then sutured again. Since absorbable sutures are used, no stitch removal is required. You can go home shortly after the procedure.
Aftercare and Recovery
One week after the procedure, you should take it easy and relax. Cool the affected area and do not burden it. After a week, you can return to work. On sports, physically demanding work, intercourse and full baths please renounce at least 4 - 6 weeks.