Summary: Cosmetic surgery is one of those things that is always trying to solve problems. But sometimes those problems don’t always see the light of day; what I mean by that, is not all of these problems are popular problems. Indeed, sometimes, cosmetic surgery in uncomfortable places exists for a reason. So if you want to know more about “scrotox” (or Botox for the scrotum), you’ve come to the right place.
Introducing Botox for the Scrotum
These days, there’s a cosmetic surgery procedure for everything. Some of those procedures are, shall we say, more appropriate as dinner topics than others. (Then again, we always encourage robust and transparent discussions, so we’d basically talk about anything over dinner.) However, the point is this: Botox for the scrotum.
Yup, you heard that right. Apparently, one of the procedures that’s been catching on lately is the application of Botox to the scrotum area. On the one hand, this seems…odd. Perhaps it’s just another strange trend in the field of cosmetic surgery—something else will come along and replace it later.
But this procedure is likely getting popular for a reason. If it’s not a fad, it’s probably worth discussing what makes “scrotox” (yes, yes that’s what they’re calling it) such an appealing prospect.
The Quest to Feel Comfortable in One’s Body
Before we begin, it’s worth noting that making changes to one’s genital area is not necessarily new. For women especially, vaginal rejuvenation procedures have proven quite popular in the past few years. The most common vaginal rejuvenation procedure is called labiaplasty.
During most labiaplasty procedures, the tissue of the labia minora is reduced. Women will often undergo this procedure not only for cosmetic reasons but for therapeutic reasons as well. In other words, women will often get a labiaplasty procedure because they like the way they feel and they like the way they look.
That makes labiaplasty not terribly dissimilar from a wide variety of other plastic surgery procedures. The fact that the target of these procedures is such a delicate piece of anatomy—and, frankly, one that has many social and sexual connotations—probably accounts for why it isn’t talked about more.
Because the fact of the matter is that labiaplasty does a lot of good for a lot of people. Many patients talk about an increase in their quality of life, confidence, and comfort once the procedure is done. It’s not surprising, then, that a similar procedure is gaining popularity among men.
What is Scrotox?
To be sure, labiaplasty and Botox for the scrotum are not really on the same level. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure (as are most vaginal rejuvenation procedures). This means a scalpel and some recovery time. “Scrotox” is not a surgical procedure in the same way—it’s a quick set of injections of Botox in into the scrotum and, generally, does not interfere with one’s daily life.
Patients may experience some discomfort during these Botox injections, however. According to the website of the Minneapolis Botox experts at Carillon Minneapolis, when Botox is used on the face for cosmetic purposes, treatments are accomplished quickly—in about 15 minutes or so. It’s likely this is also true of Botox for the scrotum.
So why would patients want to seek out this procedure? Well, Botox injections for the scrotum can have the following benefits:
- In theory, Botox injected into the scrotum can help with wrinkles (though it won’t help with loose skin)
- Botox of the scrotum can help with excessive sweating
- Botox can help the muscles around the scrotum relax, causing the scrotum itself to look bigger
- In some cases, Botox of the scrotum can improve sensitivity of the area (or improve sexual stamina, depending on the patient’s reports
Perhaps not surprisingly, these benefits are not all dissimilar from the benefits that other patients seek from vaginal rejuvenation procedures. As with all other Botox procedures, results will typically last for only about 3-4 months. If you want to keep your results, you’ll have to schedule regular maintenance injections with your cosmetic surgeon.
Take Your Time and Don’t Rush in
As with almost any other cosmetic procedure (and certainly with vaginal rejuvenation as well), it’s important to find highly qualified surgeons to perform your procedure. In other words, you probably don’t want to seek out your “Scrotox” from a surgeon who has never performed this version of a Botox injection before.
However, the more this procedure catches on, the more available it will become. If demand really is out there for a quick Botox injection to the Scrotum, we have to believe that you’ll soon see this service become more commonly advertised.
In the mean time, be sure to look for reviews and even before and after photos to really know what you’re getting into. A little research will go a long way, whether you’re talking about “Scrotox” or the next salacious cosmetic surgery procedure to exit the pipeline.