Prior to a testicular implant surgery, a Center for Men’s Health at TUCC physician will advise patients on whether or not they will receive general anesthesia or local anesthesia during the procedure. With a local anesthetic, a patient will be awake, but the lower part of his body will be numb throughout the procedure.
Typically, testicular implant procedures are relatively simple and last 20 to 40 minutes. Patients will experience some discomfort during the first 24 to 48 hours after their procedure. Surgical bandages must be kept on the scrotum for a few days. Patients will most likely feel fatigued after the surgery and the scrotum will be swollen, tender and sensitive to physical contact for some time.
Patients should be able to resume most of their non-strenuous daily activities within 7-10 days. During initial patient consultations, a Center for Men’s Health at TUCC physician will offer specific details to patients on their recovery process, including the amount of time they need to wait before resuming sex.