How Does a Penile Prosthetic Implant Work?

Posted on April 26, 2023 by root

Penile prosthetic implants are a solution for men who are experiencing erectile dysfunction and have failed to respond to other treatments. This implant is put into the penis through surgery, so a man can get an erection on demand.

What is a Penile Prosthetic Implant?

A penile prosthetic implant is a medical device that is surgically put into the penis and helps men get and keep an erection. The implant consists of a flexible rod that is inserted into the penis. The rod is made of silicone and designed to mimic the natural erection process.

How Does a Penile Prosthetic Implant Work?

A penile prosthetic implant works by allowing the man to control the erection using a pump located in the scrotum. When the man wants an erection, he pumps the device and the implant fills with fluid, causing the penis to become erect. When finished, he can release the pump, and the penis returns to its flaccid state.

There are two types of penile prosthetic implants: inflatable implants and semirigid rods.

Inflatable implants are the most common and are composed of two cylinders implanted into the penis, a pump in the scrotum and a reservoir in the abdomen. On the other hand, semirigid rods are composed of a single, solid rod implanted into the penis.

The choice of implant will depend on the patient’s needs and preferences. After your first meeting, Dr. Justin Houman will tell you which option is best for your situation.

Benefits of Penile Prosthetic Implants

Penile prosthetic implants offer several benefits for men who have erectile dysfunction.

First, they provide a reliable and predictable way to achieve and maintain an erection. Unlike other treatments, like oral medication, penile injections and vacuum devices, penile prosthetic implants offer a permanent solution.

Second, a penile prosthetic implant can improve a man’s life dramatically. Erectile dysfunction can impact a man’s self-esteem, relationships and overall quality of life. By restoring the ability to have a fulfilling sex life, penile prosthetic implants can help men regain confidence and improve their overall well-being.

Consult a Board-Certified Urologist to Determine If a Penile Implant is Suitable for You

If you have trouble getting or keeping an erection and want to learn more about penile prosthetic implants, you can make an appointment with Dr. Houman, a board-certified urologist. He can help you determine whether a penile prosthetic implant is right for you and provide the support you need to make an informed decision.

Do not let erectile dysfunction impact your quality of life any longer. Call Dr. Houman’s office today.

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