How Long Does an Inflatable Penile Implant Last?

How Long Does an Inflatable Penile Implant Last?

by Jeetendra Kumar (SU)

For men with erectile dysfunction, being unable to rise to the occasion can be frustrating, stressful, and a confidence buster. While many treatments are available for ED that can benefit your sexual life, but if they fail, an inflatable penile implant could be the option you might want to consider.

An inflatable penile implant is a device your urologist will place in your penis to help you achieve an erection when desired. Inflatable penile implants are great for regaining your virality.

Whether you have already had an inflatable penile implant or considering it as a treatment option for your ED, you may want to get an insight into how does inflatable penile implant work and how long does an inflatable penile implant last? Let’s find out the answers here and talk about where you can go in Scottsdale, AZ, for comprehensive urology care.

What is Inflatable Penile?

An inflatable penile implant is a three-piece (can be two-piece) device, with each piece of the device having its own unique function. This three-piece device that can be inflated to achieve an erection and can be deflated other times consist of the following components:

A fluid reservoir is surgically placed in the muscles of your lower abdomen.

Two inflatable cylinders are placed inside the penis.

A pump and release valve is implanted inside the scrotum (a sac of skin that hangs from the body and holds testicles).

How Does Inflatable Penile Work?

You will have to press the pump, which transfers the fluid (saline water) from the fluid reservoir to the inflatable cylinders to achieve an erection. When the cylinders get filled, you will achieve a penile erection that resembles a natural erection.

To deflate your device, you will have to release the valve inside the scrotum so that fluid drains back into the reservoir and your penis becomes loose again.

Both two-piece and three-piece implant works in the same manner. The only difference is, in the two-piece implant, the reservoir is the part of the pump and is placed in the scrotum.

Of all the erectile dysfunction treatments, the penile implant is the most invasive yet is inconspicuous, which means it can be totally concealed. After surgery, the penis also looks and feels natural. Best of all, your sensation and ability to have an orgasm remain preserved.

How Long Does Inflatable Penile Implant Last?

An inflatable penile implant is a long-lasting and effective solution for many men with persistent erectile dysfunction. While the life expectancy of the inflatable penile implant solely depends on the type of implant used, most implants continue to work for a minimum of 10 years or more.

Men who have penile implants reported the highest satisfaction rate of all the ED treatments, i.e., between 80-90%. Surgery for Inflatable penile implants is performed on an outpatient basis and takes about 1-2 hours. You will be able to resume your sexual activity for 4 to 6 weeks following the surgery.

Inflatable Penile Prosthesis in Scottsdale, AZ

At Ironwood Urology, our board-certified urologist and men’s health expert Dr. Desiderio Avila Jr., takes pride in delivering exceptional treatment for all types of men's health issues. Dr. Desiderio Avila Jr. specializes in performing penile implant surgery and has been helping all candidates for inflatable penile prosthesis enjoy the desired result for years.

To know more about penile implants from Dr. Avila or to schedule an appointment, call our Phoenix urology clinic today at (480) 961-2323 or fill in our convenient online appointment request form.

We look forward to serving you!