Do Sperm Counts Go Down If I Get Testicle Implants?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question about testicle enlargement. I have normally functioning albeit small testicles. I am curious if you have noticed any atrophy of the existing testicles with the implants? Any problems with sperm count after the surgery?
Finally, would you let me know if you have any pictures of the implants and the cost of the procedure?
A: Thank you for your inquiry. In answer to your testicle implants questions:
1) I can not speak to whether implants have any adverse effects on the existing testicles as no such tests have ever been done (e.g., sperm counts) nor has any patient ever mentioned any issues. I would assume it does not since the vascular supply to the existing testicles remains intact. Most of the men who get this procedure are often older where any concerns about sperm counts are largely irrelevant.
2) To see pictures of the implants I would go to www.exploreplasticsurgery.com and search under Testicle Implants where you will find many articles with implant pictures on this subject.
Dr. Barry Eppley