George Clooney's Ball Ironing Caught On, And Now Men Everywhere Get Their Balls Ironed (VIDEO)

06/12/2013 11:08 am ET

Oh, what men wouldn't give to be George Clooney. Apparently, they're even willing to sacrifice their family jewels to feel a wee bit closer to Hollywood's reigning king.

In a 2008 interview with Esquire magazine, Clooney joked that he's had some work done. "I did get my balls done ... I got them unwrinkled. It's the new thing in Hollywood -- ball ironing," he said.

Though obviously meant as a joke (we think?), Clooney apparently inspired the cosmetics world to come up with such solutions. According to Salon, there's now a procedure called "tackle-tightening" being offered to men which -- as the name implies -- tightens one's nether region.

"Down there the skin ages, it's a thinner skin like that around the eyes," a cosmetics expert explained to the Daily Mail, adding that the $575 treatment is non-surgical. "Men are becoming more comfortable with their grooming habits." After Clooney's snarky remark, her male clientele shot from 15 percent to 40 percent, she says.

Dear men of the world, you do know the package doesn't come with a Stacy Keibler look-alike, right?

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