Is The Wrap Around Testicle Implant A Good Idea With Really Small Testicles?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in wraparound testicular implant, cost, recovery? I am taking testosterone and my testicles have almost disappeared. I would like to know how much it would cost for your largest implants. thank you.

A: Wrap around implants are not a good idea in really small testicles. When the volume of the implant is bigger than that of the existing testicles there is a very high rate of postoperative extrusion or movement of the testicle out of the wrap around implant. instead It is far superior to do the side by side technique in which the very large implants overwhelm the smaller existing testicles and push them to the rear, so to speak. This testicle implant technique has none of the wrap around implant problems and the largest implants can then be placed with the lowest risk of any problems.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon