Penile Implant- The Road To A Better Sexual Life

A large number of men are suffering from erectile dysfunction. It is an inability characterized by flabby erection in men for a long period of time. In that case, men seek medical help. A penile implant is the most effective and popular way to get a healthy erection.

It is a procedure that aids men with impotence that has not responded to other types of treatment. Penile implants are devices placed inside the penis and scrotum. This is prescribed when all the other treatment of ED fails.

It helps men regain their sexual functionality and achieve a sturdy erection. These devices are malleable i.e. they can be bent or inflatable. With this type of implant, the penis is semi-rigid and merely needs to be lifted or adjusted into the erect position to initiate sex. It is a good choice for men with spine injuries or limited hand strength.

There are generally two types of penile implants:

  • Semi-rigid
  • Inflatable

Although, today men also prefer hydraulic and inflatable prosthesis, that allows them to have an erection whenever they desire and also it is easier to conceal. It is more natural. Men who are unable to perform in bed for a long time generally opt for this treatment. In some cases, there are simpler and invasive treatments as well. If these do not work, men may prefer this treatment.

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What are the risks involved?

Risks of penile implant surgery may include infections that are possible with any kind of surgery. If you have a spinal cord injury or diabetes, there are high chances of infection. Another risk includes implant problems that are reliable but in some cases, might malfunction. Therefore, it is necessary to remove, repair, or replace a broken implant. Adhesion is a complication that occurs when an implant might stick to the skin inside the willy or wear away the skin. It can sometimes be linked to infection.

Things to consider before going for an implant: There are various factors that the man and his doctor must consider before deciding to opt for an implant. They are:

  • Age of man and his partner
  • Body Size and Type
  • Presence of colostomy
  • History of Kidney Transplant
  • Overall health and well being
  • Life Expectancy

What is the experience of the usage of an implant?

When the implant is inflated or moved into a position, it feels the same as when a man experiences a natural erection. Some have also reported that they were unable to get the erection lasts as long as usual. One thing that must be kept in mind that an implant does not affect the head of the penis, which means it does not become hard.

Penile Implant surgery is considered quite invasive. It is an effective treatment for impotence but sometimes it can reduce the natural reflux for getting a sturdy erection. Despite a few complications, men and women both are happy with their implant and find it effective. Life expectancy also depends on the specific device used.

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Janet Fudge

Janet Fudge writes on general health topics for She holds a post-graduate diploma in Public Health with a major in epidemiology. During the outbreak of COVID-19, Janet actively volunteered in vaccination drives throughout the state of Iowa. She lives in Iowa with her husband and two children.