Peyronie's Disease & Penile Implants
A penile implant is a device surgically implanted inside the penis to allow men with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) to get an erection. The surgical procedure to fit a penile implant is usually only recommended when other treatments for ED have not worked.
Penile implants can also be used to treat severe cases of Peyronie’s Disease (PD).
There are two main types of penile implants, semirigid and inflatable. Each type of these works differently and have various pros and cons.
The placement of penile implants requires surgery. You should discuss with your doctor or consultant what the implications of choosing a penile implant are and understand what surgery involves, including possible risks, complications and follow-up care.
Penile implants are not suitable for all sufferers of ED or PD. Caution needs to be exercised in if going this route. You should keep in mind that while a penile implant will allow you to get an erection, it won’t increase sexual desire or sensation.
Additionally, after surgery your erect penis might be slightly shorter than it was before.
If you’ve chosen an inflatable two-piece penile implant, the saline reservoir, valve, and pump are placed inside your scrotum. With a three-piece inflatable implant, the pump goes in your scrotum, and the reservoir is inserted under the abdominal wall.
To achieve an erection, you pump the fluid from the reservoir into the cylinders. To deflate the erection, you release the valve inside the scrotum to drain the fluid back into the reservoir.
Semirigid rods are an alternative to inflatable pumps and are always firm. Normally the penis is bent towards the body to hide the erection but bent away from the body for sexual activity.
When choosing which type of penile implant is the best for you, you should consider your personal preference and your medical history. Your doctor might recommend one type over another based on your age, sexual activity, the risk of infection and health conditions.
People ask, can a woman, or another man, tell if a man has a penile implant?
The penile implant will be invisible, so nobody will be able to tell that you have the implant unless you tell them.
The alternative to a penile implant and surgery is Shockwave therapy, contact us for details.