Erectile dysfunction, or ED, can decrease a man’s confidence and his most intimate of personal relationships. Treatments for ED don’t always work, or their side effects are intolerable. Let’s look at a popular and effective treatment for erectile dysfunction: the penile implant and what life is like after this urologic surgery.
What Is a Penile Implant?
One of today’s most reliable solutions to erectile dysfunction in adult men, the penile implant is an inflatable device that allows for a quick, firm erection at a moment’s notice. Composed of two rods made of synthetic, biocompatible materials, along with a fluid reservoir and hand-operated pump, the penile implant is placed under the skin of the penis, abdomen, and scrotum through a simple surgical procedure.
Once activated by the patient, the penile implant rapidly inflates as the user manipulates the pump located in the scrotum. This pump sends fluid contained in an abdominal reservoir to the penis, creating an erection that is firm, straight, and sustainable during intercourse. The process is easy and pain-free as well.
What Is Sex Like With a Penile Implant?
For a man with a penile implant, sex feels totally natural. The implant device creates a viable erection, and the resulting sexual sensation and organism are satisfying. Erectile dysfunction patients with diabetes, traumatic injury, and other nerve-compromising conditions say that their sexual encounters are absolutely spontaneous because there is no waiting for an ED pill or injection to take effect.
Plus, the implant device itself is totally unnoticeable. The penis returns to a completely flaccid state after orgasm.
Is a Penile Implant Right For Me?
This is a question you and your men’s health specialist can discuss and decide together. Usually, men explore this ED option after other kinds of treatments have not worked.
You should know that this outpatient surgery has a very high success and satisfaction rate–80 to 90 percent. You will go home from the hospital the same day and may experience some pain in the scrotum for some weeks.
You can have sexual intercourse within a month or so of your surgery. Gym workouts, strenuous jobs, and heavy lifting can resume around the same time.
Expect the penile implant device to be functional for upwards of 10 years or even more. Realize, too, that this ED procedure is permanent and irreversible. So, be sure you discuss the risks and possible complications of the surgery and also how to operate the device successfully. Ask your ED doctor any question you or your partner have so you feel fully informed and confident in your decision to have the surgery and live with your penile implant.
The Inflatable Penile Implant from Ironwood Urology in Phoenix, AZ
Regain the sexual function and satisfaction you once had. Erectile dysfunctions can be a thing of the past with an inflatable penile implant placed by your urology expert, Dr. Desiderio Avila, Jr. He has years of experience in delivering the right ED treatments to men of all ages and health conditions.
If you would like to know more about erectile dysfunction solutions and other aspects of men’s health, contact our office team at Ironwood Urology in Gilbert and Phoenix, Arizona, for an informative consultation with Dr. Avila.
Call us at (488) 961-2323 or request your appointment online. We know you will be happy with the knowledge and expertise Dr. Avila offers his patients.