We’re only human; life changes as we get older, and our outlook on things can change too. One minute we don’t want any more children and we’re getting a vasectomy, then life throws a real curve ball and kids seem like a great idea once more. This could be due to a new life with a new partner, or just because we simply changed our minds. Luckily, the vasectomy reversal procedure has an extremely high success rate. In fact, here at The Vasectomy Reversal Centre, we have a success rate of 98% for the reversal of vasectomies performed within the last seven years, and we constantly strive to improve on this figure.
How do age and weight affect the chances of success following a vasectomy reversal?
With regards to age, men remain fertile for far longer than women. It is not uncommon for a healthy man to have a normal sperm count well into his 60s, although generally speaking, after this time, things tend to drop off rapidly. A vasectomy operation does not stop sperm production, it merely prevents the sperm from reaching the seminal fluid and exiting the penis. This is the reason that vasectomy reversals are so successful. Over time, the body can reduce sperm production and fertility can drop. As time passes, the chances of success with a vasectomy reversal do drop slightly, but here at The Vasectomy Reversal Centre, we have found this not to be a hugely significant factor, mainly due to the skills of our highly trained staff, and the techniques we use.
One thing that can adversely affect the chances of success with a vasectomy reversal is overall health status, particularly being overweight. This is because studies have found that overweight men, particularly those classed as obese, have lower testosterone levels and higher anti-sperm levels than those within the normal weight range. These two factors are perhaps the most significant in terms of fertility. If you are overweight or obese, you should be aware of this, but you can change your situation through diet and exercise. And not only does exercise burn body fat, it also serves to boost natural testosterone levels.
If you are considering a vasectomy reversal and would like further advice, contact The Vasectomy Reversal Centre today.