A number of studies have described the negative psychological effects of losing or missing a testicle. Also other studies have suggested that the testicular implant (also called testicular prosthesis) leads to a good self-image and is associated with another degree of patient satisfaction.There are no published studies demonstrating that silicone prostheses cause disease.
Testicular implantation is an option for children with testicles uncrossed or twisted. Torsion is an extreme rotation of one or both of the testicles so that they are injured requiring their extraction. And adults can have this torsion in addition to other diseases or testicular cancer, all requiring testicle extraction. Also in men with small testicle and nonfunctional testicle implant is a visible option.
Although testicular prosthesis can recreate or create only a scrotum cosmetic image, there is no alternative to the testicular implant. Lack of treatment will only result in an empty or partially scrotum scrotum. Another alternative (except for testicular cancer) is surgical intervention called subcapsular orchiectomy, where only the testicle is removed from the capsule and the empty capsule is left in the scrotum. although this alternative offers a smaller scrotum structure, however it is preferable to the situation where the scrotum is completely emptied.
There are only a few conditions that can increase the risk of testicular implantation or even make it impossible. These contraindications are infections and untreated cancer. It is important to note that the testicular implant is strictly used for cosmetic (and psychological) motifs, and that in no case does it have a functional role.
There are 5 sizes: extra, small, medium, large and extramural. The implant is made of a silicone elastomeric sheath with a widened surface of about 0.012-0.018 inch thick, filled with silicone elastomer. It contains a denture fixation device at one end of the capsule.Testicular surgery involves an incision. As with other operations, there are risks such as infection, delayed healing, fluid accumulation, hematoma formation, singing, and various anesthetic reactions. These complications are rare. My collections of fluid and blood resorted by itself.In addition to these risks, there are implant-related risks.
There are different accepted surgical approaches, but in each patient the individualized individual is chosen. You should know that if complications arise, you may need another surgery. The operation will last between 30-60 minutes; surgery will be done under local, general or rahidian anesthesia; all anesthesia is safe and effective. All these options will be discussed with your surgeon.
You will remain in the reserve for an hour, or until you feel comfortable leaving. Most patients will feel a local discomfort for 24-48 hours after surgery. You will be prescribed pain medication if necessary. You will have dressings on the scrotum for a few days. You will probably feel tired in the first few days, the scrotum will be more swollen, more sensitive to the touch. There will be no change in urination.
Although each person is recovering in an individual time, you will return to your daily activities within a week or 10 days. Remember to be patient and not to hurry with recovery and healing. If you have any problems, call and contact the surgeon immediately, especially if you have high fever, or if the scrotum swells very hard, it becomes painful and red.