A comment that George Clooney once made about “ball ironing” has seemingly started a bizarre new plastic surgery craze — men are actually getting their testicle skin tightened to make their dangly bits more aesthetically pleasing. And according to a June 10 report by the Daily Mail, celebrities are among the men who have undergone the strange procedure.
Cosmetic expert Nurse Jamie works at the Beauty Park spa in Santa Monica, where she says that she’s added “Tighten the Tackle” to the list of treatments offered. It’s technically not plastic surgery since no nips and tucks are required, but guys who get the treatment have to be okay with lasers taking aim at their “tackle.” The lasers are used to “remove hair, erase wrinkles and correct discoloration on the scrotum.” It might be a bit painful, but at least there’s actually no “ball ironing” going on — a guy would just end up with burnt bits and scar tissue if he tried to iron his testicle wrinkles out.
According to Gossip Cop, George Clooney probably helped to popularize the term for the treatment when he made a plastic surgery joke during an interview with Max magazine.
I never fixed my eyes, but I spent more money to stretch the skin of my testicles. I did not like the wrinkles. It’s a new technique, many people in Hollywood have done it. It’s called ball ironing.
Even though he was just joking, apparently Clooney was right about Hollywood men trying the procedure. According to Nurse Jamie, her spa is inundated with requests for “the male laser lift” during awards season. This doesn’t make much sense since guys aren’t showing off their testicles at the Oscars, but maybe they get the procedure done because they want to be more comfortable while they sit through hours of awards shows. Jamie wouldn’t reveal any of her clients, so you’ll just have to guess who they are. Adult film stars are probably also big fans of the laser lift.
It might seem hard to believe that ball ironing has really become a thing, but men are just following women by worrying about the way they look down there. More and more women are getting labiaplasty surgery to change the shape of their labias, and this procedure was probably a part of the vaginal rejuvenation surgery that reality show star Brandi Glanville underwent. However, her main reason for getting the procedure done was to tighten everything up after giving birth to two kids.
Before you know it, male celebs will also be getting testicular implants as often as female celebs get boob jobs. But hopefully the guys don’t find ways to show off all their work.