Testicular Enlargement Implants
Q: Dr. Eppley, I was under the impression that there would be some discussion regarding the testicular enlargement implants, especially regarding sizing and fit, before surgery. Maybe that is not necessary? I assume they are ordered since they require three weeks to manufacture.
A: The timing to determine the design of any custom testicle implant is about six weeks before the surgery so your email is timely.
The two dimensions that are needed to determine the design of custom testicular enlargement implants is the outer and inner diameter. The outer diameter is the desired final size of the testicular enlargement. This is typically between 5 and 6 cms as measured in the north-south or longitudinal direction. The inner diameter is the relief need to accommodate the existing testicular size. Most men are in the 3.5 to 4 cm range. You simply need to measure your own and let me know what it’s measurement is. Most testicles are slightly different in size but that doesn’t matter since the inside of the custom testicular implant is modifiable during surgery. The outer diameter, however, is not. (or should not be as its smooth surface will be lost)
Dr. Barry Eppley