Do Custom Testicle Implants Drop Over Time?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m wondering if you hasve any longer term follow up photos of patients after getting custom testicle implants. The only ones I can find are from the day of surgery, which shows a tight scrotum. I’m curious to see how the scrotum relaxes and the implants drop over time…what the end esthetic result is. Let me know if you can help me with this.
A: I can not. Since we don’t see any patients long-term back in the office for visual inspection (no patients are from here as they are from all over the world) I can not speak to the exact aesthetic outcomes of their long-term results.
I do encourage patients to begin the use of ball stretchers beginning 30 days after the surgery and it takes 3 to 4 months to see maximal stretch and relaxation. (e.g., just like breast implants) I have yet for a patient tell me that they have remained too high.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon