Men, who are notorious for delaying – or skipping – their annual checkups, are often hesitant to approach their doctors about ED, and the words “penile implant” do nothing to allay their apprehensions. Fortunately for many men, lifestyle changes and noninvasive, nonsurgical techniques can be used to reverse erectile dysfunction. Those for whom these treatments are not sufficient to help them achieve and maintain an erection sufficient to have sexual intercourse may find that a penile implant is a viable option. The best way to address concerns is to learn about penile implants so you can make the best decision for you and your sexual health.
A Prosthesis That Can Help
Penile implants, also known as penile prostheses, are inflatable or malleable rods that are inserted into the corpora cavernosa, or the erection chambers of the penis. They are entirely internal and invisible within the man’s body.The inflatable penile prosthesis is the most popular and natural of the implants. Instead of blood, sterile water fills the penis implant. This water is transferred into the penis on demand by a small pump that is easily found within the scrotum and squeezed through the skin. This pump causes water to fill the implant until it is erect and rigid. The pump also lets the water transfer back out so the penis can become soft or flaccid. The water is transferred back and forth from a small reservoir that is within the pelvis.
Today’s inflatable prosthesis are very reliable and safe., They provide a natural looking and feeling erection that a man can control whenever he wants to. They are unnoticeable, and most men report being very satisfied with their implants. The procedure has a greater than 90percent satisfaction rate among patients and aneven higher rate among their partners.
Understanding the Risks
With a penile implant procedure, there is the risk for infection or malfunction, both of which are very low, around 2% to 3%. Those with diabetes or spinal cord injuries, as well as those who need revision surgery to adjust or replace an implant have higher incidences of infection.
Are you a good candidate for a penile implant? This procedure is typically reserved for those who have ED as a result of a clear medical cause and for whom other treatment methods are unsuccessful or undesireable. Men suffering from Peyronie’s Disease, a fibrotic tissue disorder, may also have a prosthesis implanted when scar tissue inside the penis causes painful and/or curved erections.
When nonsurgical techniques are not satisfactoryfor your particular case of erectile dysfunction, a penile implant can be a great option for regaining sexual function, confidence, self-esteem, and security. Don’t delay your yearly exams – and certainly don’t delay seeking treatment for ED.
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