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Penile prosthesis or penile implant surgery is performed as a treatment for men with erectile dysfunction and in some cases to increase the size of the penis (Penis Augmentation). These devices are either malleable (bendable) or inflatable. The simplest type of prosthesis consists of a pair of malleable rods surgically implanted within the erection chambers of the penis, under general anesthetic. With this type of implant, the penis is always semi-rigid and merely needs to be lifted or adjusted into the erect position to initiate sex. This type of implant is a good choice for men with spinal cord injuries and/or limited hand strength. Today, many men choose a hydraulic, inflatable prosthesis, which allows them to have an erection when they choose, and it's easier to conceal. It is also more natural.
A penile implant is usually used when there is a clear medical cause for erectile dysfunction and when the problem is unlikely to resolve or improve naturally or with other medical treatments. Sometimes a penile prosthesis is implanted during surgery to reconstruct the penis when scarring has caused erections to curve (Peyronie's disease).
After the surgery, you will likely need to take medications to help ease the pain and you may feel mild pain for several weeks. Some swelling and bruising may occur for the first few days. You will be advised to avoid water in the penis areas for at least a week. Most patients can go back to strenuous physical activity and sexual activity within four to six weeks. It is best to ask your surgeon when you can resume your normal activity and sexual intercourse. During your recovery period, you will have to take antibiotics to prevent infection and the incisions will heal within five days following surgery.
A penile prosthesis surgery has a high success rate, with about 80% to 90% of men satisfied with the results. Around 90% to 95% of inflatable prosthesis produce erections suitable for intercourse. 60% to 80% of implant devices will continue to work for ten years. Although the success rate is high, there are still complications and risks that you should be aware of.
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