What is a penile implant and how does it work?
Penile implant surgery is a procedure that helps men with erectile dysfunction that has not responded to other types of treatments. Penile implant surgery involves placing a prosthetic device inside the penis and scrotum. This device helps the man achieve an erection and regain sexual function.
How long do penile implants last?
In most men, penile implants last between 15 and 20 years.
Can a woman tell if a man has a penile implant?
You can’t tell if someone has a penile prosthesis, unless you see the small scar on the bottom of the penis.
What are the side effects of a penile implant?
Risks, side effects and complications associated with penile implants
- Erosion of the implant through the skin, urethra, small bowel intestine and colon.
- Injury to a vein or artery of lower extremity.
- Mechanical failure of the implant.
- There may be severe pain (temporary) in the surgical area.
How many inches can penile surgery add?
The procedure can add two inches in length
“With the length, we achieve one to two inches more. There is a length increase – it looks longer because the inner penis is dropping out more so one to two inches in length. In girth, one inch in circumference, usually.
How a penile implant actually works?
Three-piece inflatable implants use a fluid-filled reservoir implanted under the abdominal wall, a pump and a release valve placed inside the scrotum, and two inflatable cylinders inside the penis. To achieve an erection, you pump the fluid from the reservoir into the cylinders.
Which penile implant is best?
AMS 700™ Penile Implant. The AMS 700 Penile Implant is the most popular Boston Scientific inflatable prosthesis line. Why? It most closely mimics a natural erection, provides rigidity when inflated and a natural, flaccid appearance when deflated.
What are the pros and cons of a penile implant?
Pros & Cons of the Procedure
They are also the least expensive option and the easiest to operate, even for those with limited physical dexterity due to arthritis or other medical conditions. On the downside, non-inflatable penile implants are always semirigid, making them difficult to conceal underneath clothing.
How often can you use a penile pump?
You can use it daily for weeks and months. But for most beginners, it is best to use it for only 2-3 times a week. Using it every day will strain your blood vessels and penile tissues, which is something we do not want to happen. Pump for only 15 minutes a day.
Are penile implants noticeable?
An inflatable penile prosthesis is not noticeable when the penis is flaccid (totally concealed in the body). A penile implant acts and feels like a natural erection (partner satisfaction rates 92 percent), with confident and reliable operation.
How much pain is there after a penile implant?
Your penis will likely be swollen and bruised for 4-6 weeks. You may have a tube to drain urine from your bladder for 24 hours after surgery. You will have some pain for up to 3 weeks after surgery.