trimming hair before your vasectomy

We get many questions about how to best trim the hair before a vasectomy. To make the procedure easier for the doctor, and thus quicker and more gentle for you, it’s important to trim the hair just below the penis.

scrotum drawing showing the tiny vasectomy puncture

The vasectomy is done through a tiny puncture on the front wall of the scrotum, so easy access to the front of the scrotum makes the procedure easier for the patient.

Some people ask us exactly what to use to trim. You can use either a razor or electric clippers. It doesn’t matter if you are shaved perfectly, just that the majority of the hair is gone.