Testicular Augmentation Using Chin Implants


Adolfo González Serrano, GP, Department of Sexology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México 10700, México. Tel: 56522005; Fax: 56522005; E-mail: adgs9_27@hotmail.com


Introduction.  Disturbances in testicular integrity have the potential to cause severe concerns about masculinity, body image, and sexual function. Testicular volume replacement surgery with prosthesis has been known about since 1941, although esthetic procedures for testicular augmentation have not been satisfactory.

Aim.  To describe an unprecedented testicular augmentation surgical technique that is specially focused on preserving testicular function and providing a favorable esthetic outcome.

Methods.  We present a case of a 45-year-old man with body dysmorphic disorder. Surgical treatment using a new technique by placing a chin implant on the testicle was offered and accepted.

Results.  Good symmetry between both testicles was achieved. No complications were reported. One month after the procedure, the patient started a satisfactory sex life. Functional monitoring was normal during the year after the procedure.

Conclusions.  This technique is unprecedented in literature, it represents a safe and effective therapeutic alternative; nevertheless, more experience in performing this procedure is needed. Ugarte y Romano F and González Serrano A. Testicular augmentation using chin implants. J Sex Med 2013;10:2582–2585.