What Is Your Infection Rate With Testicle Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in a testicular implant, from torsion and removal at birth. I like the idea of the solid silicone. Are you still implanting those solid silicones? 

Do you also have data of infection/removal from all of your procedures? As well as cost? I have a few other questions about high scrotal vs inguinal.

A: In answer to your testicle implant questions:

1) The most common testicle implant that I place are ultrasoft solid silicone styles.

2) In my extensive experience with testicle implants I have seen 1 infection so that infection occurrence rate would be less than 1%.

3) By far the low midline raphe scrotal incision is the superior method of incisional access for testicle implants.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World Renowned Plastic Surgeon