What is Width in Testicle Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have small testicles and was happy to discover your website and the “wraparound” testicle implant method which you offer.I have 2 questions:

1) is there a waiting time for this surgery?

2) I understood that the length of the wraparound model is 6 cm – what is the width?

Alternatively I was also thinking about replacing my own testicles with artificial ones (I am almost 50 y.o. and do not plan children).

1) is the size bigger than “wraparound” solution?

2) will i need to inject anything more than testosterone – after the surgery?

Thank you for your reply in advance.

A:Despite having developed them I am not a huge fan of the wrap around testicle implant concept. The rate of postoperative separation is not insignificant. Solid testicle implants have none of these issues. Thus the side by side method or replacement (testicle removal) methods offer a more assured approaches as well as larger sizes. Regardless of size and implant style the width is always 0.7 that of the length.

Which method is better depends on your natural testicle size and how you feel about being with or without your natural testicles. The merits of removing your own testicles and what that means for hormone replacement afterwards etc are questions best a answered by a Urologist as this is outside my area of expertise.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon