Interested in a Penile Implant? Learn How it Works

November 12, 2012

Interested in a Penile Implant? Learn How it Works

Having erectile dysfunction problems? Have you considered a penile implant?

For men that have erectile dysfunction (ED), there are many options to take care of the problem. If you’re not familiar, ED can be physical, mental or both and this needs to be assessed before proper treatment can be done. If you have tried the pills, shots and vacuums and nothing is working for you, then you need to go to the last resort. The last resort is a penile implant. The penile implant comes in inflatable and non-inflatable types and your healthcare provider can help you make that decision. A penile implant is surgically implanted through a small incision into the scrotum.

Inflatable Devices

Most of the devices are filled with some form of saline. The pump itself is hidden in the scrotum. When the pump is manually pressed fluid moves into the prosthetic in the penis which is implanted into the corpora cavernosa. This is a capillary rich area that would normally engorge with blood but is no longer working properly. When fluid fills this part of the prosthetic, erection can be achieved. When sexual intercourse is done, the device can be deflated. The penile implant involves a simple surgical procedure and is very easy to operate.

Non-inflatable Devices

If your penile implant is non-inflatable, it works a little differently. In this case you bend the organ up to become erect and bend it down when not in use. Nevertheless, your healthcare provider will show you how everything works and advise you what model is best for your needs and what you are emotional comfortable with. Each type of penile implant has its own advantages and disadvantages. Nevertheless, it should eliminate the ED issue consistently at your beckon call making you feel confident at all times. No need to wait for pills to take effect or be inconvenienced with a pump that is clumsy.

Surgery Recovery

Penile implants take no more than an hour to do and quite often you can be discharged from the hospital or doctor’s office the same day. In general, it will take anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks for everything to heal. You shouldn’t have any complications. These surgeries have been done many times and are safe. When can you resume having sexual intercourse? You’ll need to talk to your doctor about that. Your penile implant should work for you for years to come.


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