Shaving the scrotum prior to surgery is important to reduce the risk of infection. Many men are anxious about this preparation, or uncertain about the technique. Here”s some tips to help.
Surgery involves making two horizontal incisions, one on each side, on the front of the scrotum, about 1 inch long each, and 1/2 to 1 inch below the penis. The area to be shaved is the front and sides of the scrotum, the shaft of the penis (especially the underside and the sides), and a small area on either side of the penis, about 1/2 inch onto the inguinal (groin) area. It is not necessary to shave the pubic area — the area above the penis.
Small nicks are not a risk for surgery but may increase the skin irritation during healing.
NEVER use hair removal creams (e.g. Nair) as they are extremely irritating to the delicate skin of the scrotum.