What is Testicular Implant Augmentation?

Testicular implant augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves inserting an implant into the scrotum to enhance the size and appearance of the testicles. This procedure is typically performed on individuals who have undergone orchiectomy (removal of a testicle) due to injury, cancer, or other medical conditions.


Who is The Best Candidate?

The ideal candidate for testicular implant augmentation is an individual who:

  • Has undergone orchiectomy
  • Is in good overall health
  • Has realistic expectations about the outcome
  • Is seeking to improve the appearance of their scrotum

Testicular implants are typically made of a soft, flexible silicone material that is designed to mimic the feel and texture of natural testicles. The implant is a soft, gel-like silicone material to give it a natural feel and weight.

The material used for testicular implants is generally very soft and pliable, allowing for a natural range of motion and flexibility. The implant is designed to be comfortable and unnoticeable, allowing men to engage in normal activities without feeling any discomfort or restriction.

When touched, a testicular implant may feel slightly firmer than a natural testicle, but it should still feel soft and natural to the touch. The implant is designed to be as natural-feeling as possible, allowing men to feel confident and comfortable in their own bodies.

It’s important to note that testicular implants can be custom-made to match the size and shape of the individual’s natural testicle, ensuring a natural appearance and feel. The surgeon will work with the patient to select the appropriate size and shape of the implant to achieve the most natural-looking and feeling result possible.


Testicular Implants Experience

Men with testicular implants may experience varying degrees of sensation, depending on the individual and the surgical technique used. Here’s a general overview:

  • Immediately after surgery, there may be some numbness or decreased sensation in the scrotal area due to swelling and trauma to the tissues.
  • As the swelling subsides and the implant settles into place, sensation typically returns to the scrotum, but it may not be exactly the same as before.
  • Some men report feeling a sense of fullness or heaviness in the scrotum, which can be a reminder that the implant is present.
  • The implant itself does not have sensation, but the surrounding tissues can still feel sensations like touch, pressure, or temperature.
  • Sexual function and sensation are usually not affected by testicular implants, and men can still experience normal erectile function and orgasm.
  • However, it’s important to note that some men may experience decreased sensation or numbness in the scrotal area, especially if the implant is quite large or if there was significant nerve damage during surgery.
It’s essential for men considering testicular implant augmentation to discuss their individual circumstances and any concerns about sensation with their surgeon. The surgeon can provide personalized guidance and help manage expectations.


How Much Time Does Testicular Implant Surgery Take?

The surgery typically takes about 1-2 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the procedure.

After the surgery, patients can expect:

  • Swelling and bruising in the scrotal area
  • Mild discomfort or pain, managed with medication
  • A few days of rest and avoidance of strenuous activities
  • Follow-up appointments with the surgeon to monitor healing.