Penile prostheses are mechanical devices that are implanted and concealed completely within the body. The goal of penile prosthesis surgery is to provide rigidity of the penile shaft to allow for normal penetrative sexual intercourse. For most men, penile prosthetic surgery is only considered after more conservative treatments have failed. Prior to penile prosthesis surgery, a careful history and physical examination are necessary to confirm the nature of the erectile dysfunction, prior treatments, and to identify any additional sexual dysfunction such as loss of desire, inability to ejaculate, or premature ejaculation. Penile implant surgery will not affect these other aspects of sexual function.
Penile Implant (Prosthesis)
Penile implant: Surgery, size, and how they 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. In this article, we examine the types of penile implants available and how they work. We also take a look at what a man can expect from having penile implant surgery.
How do penile implants work?
A penile implant or penile prosthesis is a medical device that is custom-fit and surgically placed into a penis to produce a natural-looking and natural-feeling erection. Once implanted, it helps put the man back in control of his body and can be used at any time, unlike other treatment options where there may be a short waiting period for them to be effective. A penile implant can be an effective solution for men who are suffering from ED that has not been resolved by other available treatment options.
The three-piece inflatable penile implant consists of inflatable cylinders inside the shaft of the penis, a fluid reservoir under the abdominal wall, and a pump inside the scrotum. The two-piece inflatable penile implant consists of inflatable cylinders inside the shaft of the penis and a combined fluid reservoir and pump unit in the scrotum. The semirigid penile implant is bent upward for sex and toward the body for concealment under clothing. Penile implants are devices placed inside the penis to allow men with erectile dysfunction ED to get an erection. Penile implants are typically recommended after other treatments for ED fail.