What Is A Testicle Implant Made Of?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in possibly getting a testicle implant. I had an undescended testes removed at five years of age. I am 26 years old now and figured I would at least explore the option. I am interested in the details of the procedure, the risks and recovery period. I hear it is relatively minor procedure so I would like to know more.
A: Testicle implants are made of either soft solid silicone material (soft spongy ball so to speak) or a saline-filled small bag. Either way, they are placed through a small scrotal incision in an outpatient procedure under anesthesia. One should expect some swelling for a week or so, awareness of the procedure having been done for three weeks and avoiding any sexual activity for up to a month after surgery. The risks of the procedure is that of infection which has a very small rate of occurrence. (1% to 3%)
Dr. Barry Eppley