Individuals who have lost one or both testicles due to a medical condition or surgical removal may undergo a testicular implant operation to help restore the normal appearance of the scrotum.
During the procedure a testicular implant is inserted through a small incision in the scrotum. The implant is a similar shape and texture to a normal testicle, and is generally filled with silicone. The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and usually performed as a day-case.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Your surgeon will explain the results you can expect after testicular implant surgery, and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives to the procedure before going ahead.
The procedure may result in some scarring, and it may not be possible to exactly match the implant with your other testicle, but it should result in a more normal appearance. You may feel some discomfort following the operation and will need to plan some time off work to recover.