Can I have Wrap Around Testicle Implants Done Under Local Anesthesia?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am a 45 year old man. I have desired testicle enhancement for many years, since I was in my early twenties. Now that I see that an implant that envelopes the testicles individually to enlage them is on the market, i would actually consider having such a prosedure done. I have previously had a vesectomy and I would prefer if at all possible for a potential prosedure to be done under local anasthetic. 

A: In answer to your testicle implant questions:

1) I have designed and used various styles of wrap around testicular implants which is a clever concept for it. But it is plagued by a certain percent of secondary implant-testicle separations (testicle coming out of the implant) for which I have not solved how to completely prevent that postoperative risk from occurring.

2) This is not a procedure I would perform under local anesthesia.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World Renowned Plastic Surgeon