Penis Implant for Erectile Dysfunction uses devices that are placed inside the penis to allow men with erectile dysfunction (ED) to get an erection. Prof Wilson recommends implants only after other treatments for ED fail.
There are two main types of penile implants, semirigid and inflatable. Each type of penile implant works differently and has various pros and cons.
The placement of penile implants for erectile dysfunction requires surgery. Before choosing penile implants, Dr Wilson will explain what surgery involves, including possible risks, complications and follow-up care.
Why is the Penis Implant Surgery Done?
For most men, medications or use of a penis pump (vacuum constriction device) successfully treat erectile dysfunction. You might consider penile implants if you aren’t a candidate for other treatments or you can’t get an erection sufficient for sexual activity by using other methods.
Penile implants can also be used to treat severe cases of a condition that causes scarring inside the penis, leading to curved, painful erections (Peyronie’s disease).
Keep in mind that while penile implants allow men to get an erection, they don’t increase sexual desire or sensation. Most penile implants also won’t make your penis any larger than it naturally is at the time of surgery. In fact, penis implants might make your erect penis appear slightly shorter than it used to be.
What should I expect from my Penis Implant Surgery?
Penis implants are the most invasive and Plastic Surgeons choose them last for Erectile Dysfunction treatment. However, most men and their partners report satisfaction with the devices. Implants markedly improve the sex life and love making of patients. The 10-year device survival is between 60 and 80 percent.
Types of Penis Implants
1- Semirigid Penis Implant rods.
Semirigid devices are always firm. The patient learns how to bend the penis away from the body for sexual activity and towards the body for concealment.
A positionable penile implant is a semirigid device with a central series of segments held together with a spring on each end. It can maintain upward and downward positions better than other semirigid rods can.
2- Two Piece Inflatable Penis Implants
Provides flaccidity when deflated and has a low chance of malfunction due to the small number of parts. Provides less firm erections than does a three-piece implant because the fluid reservoir is part of the pump implanted in the scrotum. However, it is mechanically more complicated than is a semirigid implant.
3- Three-Piece Inflatable Penis Implants.
They 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. Afterward, you release the valve inside the scrotum to drain the fluid back into the reservoir.
How is the Penis Implant for Erectile Dysfunction Surgery Performed?
The registered Nurse inserts a tube (catheter) into your bladder via your penis to collect urine at some point during surgery.
Dr Wilson will choose the correct size implant and place the implant cylinders inside your penis. All custom sizes are available to fit your exact body measurements.
If you are getting a two-piece inflatable device, a pump and valve are placed inside the scrotum. For a three-piece device, Dr Wilson will also implant a fluid reservoir under the abdominal wall through an internal incision.
Once the device is in place, Dr Wilson will stitch the incisions closed. Penile implant surgery usually takes 45 minutes to an hour.
After penile implant surgery, you’ll likely need to take medications to ease pain. Mild pain might persist for several weeks. You might also need to take antibiotics for one week to prevent infection.
Dr Wilson will provide specific instructions about when you can resume normal activities. Most men can resume strenuous physical activity and sexual activity about four to six weeks after surgery.
Risks of Penile Implants
Risks of penile implant surgery include:
- Infection. As with any surgery, infection is possible. You might be at an increased risk of infection if you have a spinal cord injury or diabetes.
- Implant problems. New penile implant designs are reliable, but in rare cases the implants might malfunction. Surgery is necessary to remove, repair or replace a broken implant.
- Internal erosion or adhesion. In some cases, an implant might stick to the skin inside the penis or wear away the skin from inside the penis. Rarely, an implant breaks through the skin. These problems are sometimes linked to an infection.
What is the cost Penis Implants for Erectile Dysfunction?
Professor Wilson believes that affordable cost plastic surgery is the right of every individual. He will never allow financial restraints to prevent you from having a strong proud masculine penis. However, many factors affect the cost of surgery, including degree of dysfunction, type of implant, type of skin, and other factors. After the consultation, the patient coordinator will offer you an affordable price quote.