Insertion of testicular implants

The insertion of a testicular implant or implants is a procedure that involves inserting 1 or 2 gel-filled testicular implants into the scrotum.

The insertion provide the genitals with a more masculine appearance.

Testicular implants are never inserted during phalloplasty because of the high risk of expulsion of the implants and the elevated risk of infection. As for the metaiodoplasty, the implants may be inserted during the surgery depending of the type of metaiodoplasty the is performed. Depending on the type if the initial surgery, the insertion of testicular implants can be performed only following complete healing of the operated area, respecting the following waiting periods:

Surgery Number of testicular implants inserted Waiting period before insertion the the implant(s)
  1 2  
Phalloplasty with construction of the urethra in 1 surgery X   6 months
Construction of the urethra as a 2nd step of the phalloplasty X   6 months
Metaiodoplasty without urethral ellongation   X At the same time
Metaiodoplasty with urethral ellongation   X

At the same time or 6 months

* Due to multiple factors that are unique to each individual, results may vary from one person to another. Be assured that our surgical team works with each patient individually to achieve the best results possible.

Additional information if you had a phalloplasty: According to information from your surgeon, this procedure can be performed at the same time as the insertion of a penile implant. In this case, anesthesia, the length of your hospital stay, and your convalescence time will be the same as those required by surgery to insert the penile implant.

Postoperative care:

During your convalescence, you will be provided with the document Information and Postoperative Care – Testicular implants. This document contains your surgeon’s instructions and will serve as a guide.

Download the document Information and Postoperative Care – Testicular implantsDownload the document Information and Postoperative Care – Testicular implants.


The surgical procedure, your stay and convalescence

Average length of the surgery

Admission to the CMC



Convalescence at Asclépiade

Convalescence at home

Return to physical activities and sports

30 minutes The day of the surgery Local

None - Outpatient surgery

None None 7 to 10 days
Medical follow-ups and appointments: Asclépiade provides personalized postoperative follow-ups to all patients. You will be getting a follow-up appointment with your surgeon one month after your surgery. If you cannot come to your appointment, your attending physician can follow-up with our surgeons by contacting the Asclépiade.