Often times, a man might need to have one or both of his testicles removed for a variety of reasons like:
- Undescended testis
Or the testicles might be absent from birth itself. The absence of one or both testis can alter the body image and can affect quality of like as well as self confidence. The implantation of a testicular prosthesis or implant can help restore the quality of life and confidence by restoring the normal shape of the scrotum. Testicular prosthesis implantation is, however, an optional procedure performed for cosmetic reasons only. It doesn't provide any testicular functions.
Implantation of a testicular prosthesis might also be associated with certain complications such as infection and reaction to the implant material. Considering everything, testicular prosthesis implantation is a very personal decision and choice. An informed decision can be taken after discussing the pros and cons of the procedure with your surgeon.