Hi, I have been fitted with a Mentor silicone elastomer testicular implant a few months ago, but I am unhappy with the texture I found it too hard and not feel enough natural like my other (the real one).I would like to know:1. Do you have access to other type of prosthesis more
realistic and soft than the Mentor prosthesis ?
2. is there a difference between : silicone gel and silicone elastomer implants ?
3. Can I schedule an appointment for an
consultation only? and touch the different kind of
4. How much will cost a consultation with you ? It is covered by my Quebec health insurance?
January 7, 2008
Good morning and Happy New Year,
The technical term for hardness of an implant is called “durometer.” The lower the number such as a 5, this equates to softness. Too soft could be runny like a partially cooked egg, so that would not be desirable. There are also techniques in surface finishing to reduce the possibility of capsular contracture.
Our office has a vast experience with testicular implants
and we have been aware of the Mentor’s propensity for
capsular contracture many years ago. Their published results, although the product does have some pluses such as percutaneous volume adjustments.
Yes, I do agree you should palpate demos that we have
in the office and I think you will be quite pleased.
You can initiate a consultation over the phone
by sending us your name, address, and phone number
in an envelope along with a check for 250 and we’ll get
When you come to the office there is no additional
fee for your first visit.
Harold M. Reed, M.D.