Penile Implants

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction occurs when men are unable to get or maintain an erection when trying to participate in physical activity.  This condition can be a devastating blow to your self-esteem, and can put unneeded stress on your relationship.  There are many different causes of erectile dysfunction, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Stress.
  • Anxiety.
  • Alcohol and drug use.
  • Relationship problems.
  • Cardiovascular disease.

Penile Implants

Often those who are suffering from ED are prescribed prescription pills but end up not seeing instant results. Rather than waiting it out, a more viable option may be a penile implant. By discretely inserting this device into the penis, it will help put you back in control of your own body. The implant can be used at any time, with no waiting period like many other treatments.

When deciding that a penile implant is the best treatment option for you, your doctor will outline the two different types of implants available and help determine which is best for you. Both types of implants will be custom fitted to your body to ensure a satisfactory erection for sexual intercourse. Note that in either case, your ability to ejaculate should not be affected.

What are the different types?

The two different types of penile implants include a 3-piece inflatable implant and a malleable implant. The main difference between these two options is that the inflatable implant produces a more natural erection versus the malleable implant, which produces a permanently firm penis.

The inflatable penile implant is an extremely popular treatment option. Its design is most similar to a natural erection, both looks and performance-wise. This self-contained, fluid-filled system is composed of both silicone and Bioflex. With this implant, 3-pieces will work together to help give you an erection. This includes:

  • A reservoir that will be placed in the abdomen.
  • Two cylinders are then inserted into the penis.
  • Lastly, a pump that is placed in your scrotum.

While the malleable penile implant may not be as natural, it is only composed of two firm, yet flexible, rods. These rods are inserted into the shaft of your penis. This implant is often favored by men with limited dexterity.