While an orchiectomy can remove the testicles while leaving the scrotal sac intact (which enables it to be used in the construction of female genitals, if desired), not all patients wish to undergo this gender surgery. We offer another option, which involves the removal of both testicles and the scrotal sac as well, known as the scrotectomy.
This non-standard gender surgery can be recommended for patients who aren’t interested in undergoing vaginoplasty or vulvoplasty, which are frequently completed using tissues from the scrotum. Worth noting is that, even when a scrotectomy has been performed, skin grafts from other areas of the body can be used to construct a fully-functioning vulva, and penile tissues can also aid in this process.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) has standards of care in place that require patients over eighteen have two letters from mental health providers, stating their readiness for surgery. Clients must be taking hormones and be non-smokers.
Scrotectomy has been shown to have a positive, lasting benefit for transwomen and nonbinary individuals who desire non-standard gender affirmation surgery.
If you’re interested in learning more about scrotectomy, or the other non-standard gender affirmation surgery options we offer, we’re excited to hear from you. We’re here for patients who are transitioning, or who are non-binary, and we’re excited to help you enjoy the body that feels right and natural for you. Reach out and set up your consultation, to learn more about what we can do for you today.