Testicular implant surgery, also known as testicular prosthesis, is a procedure that involves the placement of an artificial testicle in the scrotum to replace a missing or removed natural testicle. The implants are typically made of silicone and come in various sizes and shapes to match the patient's remaining testicle.
Testicular implant surgery is most commonly performed on men who have had one or both testicles removed due to cancer or injury, or who were born with an undescended testicle that could not be repaired. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes about an hour to complete.
The surgery involves making a small incision in the scrotum and inserting the implant into a pouch created in the scrotal tissue. The incision is then closed with stitches or surgical glue. Patients can usually go home the same day as the surgery and can resume normal activities within a few days.
Testicular implant surgery is generally safe, with few risks or complications. However, some potential risks include infection, bleeding, and implant failure. Patients should also be aware that the implants do not function like natural testicles and do not produce sperm or testosterone.
Overall, testicular implant surgery is a safe and effective option for men who have had a testicle removed and wish to restore a more natural appearance to their scrotum. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of this procedure with a qualified healthcare provider to determine if it is the right choice for an individual's specific situation.