Does My Testicle Implant Need To Be Replaced?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have had a silicone testicle implant for many many years I had it implanted when I was 25. I’m now 50.. I have been told that they should be replaced after a time. Is this true ? Also the implant is rock hard and  I’d prefer something more natural is that available now?


A: In answer to your testicle implant questions:

1) There is no recommended time deadline by which testicle implants should be replaced. As long as one has no concerns/problems with them there is no need to replace them.

2) Today’s testicle implants are superior to those of 20 years ago in terms of being much softer and with many larger sizes available.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana