Can I Get Bigger Testicle Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have very small and actually still shrinking testicles. I have had testicle implants put in, but it was my first time and I did not communicate everything like I wanted I guess. These work great, but are way smaller than I wished. One of my real testicles is pretty much gone and the other is barely noticeable. The implants I have are pretty big and still have a lot of room, but I wanted bigger.

I think about 3 years ago and they are a more hardened silicone (which I really don’t like). They don’t feel natural, but yet are a vast improvement over what I did have. I don’t remember the exact size, but I would say based on my research that they are of medium size. Yes, they were side-by-side implants….my normal testicles have reduced to the point of not being too workable with the wrap around types.

A:Testicle implants don’t come in small, medium or large sizes as they are listed in cms. (lengths)  You likely had CCB4 implants from Implantech, an older style that has more firm silicone, which range in size from 2.0 to 5.0cms. Thus the ‘medium’ size would be 3.9 or 4.0cms. Newer softer testicle implants now exist I(CCB8) but the largest standard size is 5.0cms. With only a 20% size increase you would not really notice much difference to justify the effort if that was the implant size used. You need a custom implant design, which perhaps was your initial goal anyway, and now the only question is where along the custom implant design sizing (5.5 to 8.5cms) would best achieve your augmentation goal. Probably 6.5cms would do but that is open for further discussion.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon