Whether you have had or expect to have one or both of your testicles surgically removed or if your testicles are absent because of birth defect, illness or trauma, there are options for you to consider.
Before making a decision, you should speak with your physician about your long-term expectations, your concerns and your potential risk or complications for each of your available options.
- Leave a partially empty or completely empty scrotum.
- Subcapsular orchiectomy: Removes much of the tissue from the testicular capsule, leaving a smaller scrotal structure.
- Testicular Implant: A soft saline filled prosthesis used for cosmetic purposes. An implant can be implanted either at the time of orchiectomy surgery or at a later date. Testicular prostheses represent a simple, effective, and safe surgical solution that alleviates these feelings of altered body image for many patients.
Important Safety Information
A testicular implant is concealed entirely within the body to address the loss of a testicle or testicles for both adults and children. The Coloplast TOROSA Saline-Filled Testicular Prosthesis is intended for use when cosmetic testicular replacement is indicated i.e., in the case of agenesis or following the surgical removal of a testicle.
The implantation of testicular prostheses is contraindicated in the presence of infection or untreated neoplasm (abnormal growth).
Testicular implants are surgical solutions requiring a healing period that have risks associated with surgery such as pain, anesthesia reactions, silicone reactions, bleeding, infection, repeat surgery due to sizing changes or potential leakage. Implant considerations may include your medical condition (e.g., lupus, scleroderma, neuromuscular disorders), lifestyle, personal preference and cost.
This treatment is prescribed by your physician. Although many patients may benefit from the use of this device, results may vary. Discuss treatment options with your physician to understand the risks and benefits of the various options to determine if a testicular implant is right for you.
For further question, call Coloplast Corp at 1-800-258-3476 and/or consult the company website