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What is testicular prosthesis implantation?

Testicular prosthesis implantation is a surgical procedure typically performed on men who have lost one or both testicles due to injury, disease (such as testicular cancer), or as a result of congenital anomalies. The aim of a testicular prosthesis is to improve the aesthetic appearance and psychological state of the patient by providing a more natural look to the scrotum. The prostheses are usually made from silicone or other biocompatible materials that mimic the look and feel of a natural testicle.


The diagnosis leading to the implantation of a testicular prosthesis is not related to the prosthesis itself, but to the underlying condition that caused the loss of the testicle. It is common to consider the decision of implantation after surgical removal of a testicle (orchiectomy) or in cases where a testicle is absent from birth. Discussion between the patient and his doctor is crucial for understanding the options and the patient’s expectations regarding the implantation.


Testicular prosthesis implantation is a relatively straightforward surgical procedure usually performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. The procedure involves making a small incision in the scrotum through which the prosthesis is carefully placed into the empty scrotal sac.
Postoperative recovery typically lasts a short period, with minimal pain that can be controlled with pain medication. Patients usually return to their normal activities within a few days, although it is recommended to avoid heavy physical activities for several weeks to allow proper healing.
A properly placed testicular prosthesis can significantly improve a patient’s self-confidence and quality of life, making him feel better about his body. Regular check-ups are recommended to ensure there are no complications and that the prosthesis remains in the correct position and functional.