A penile implant, also known as a penile prosthesis, is a solution for erectile dysfunction (ED) when other treatment approaches don’t work. Urology Speciality Care of Miami places penile implants that look natural, feel comfortable, and allow you to achieve an erection normally. To learn more about penile implants if you’re in Miami or the South Florida area, and find out if you’re a good candidate, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition, especially among men in middle age and over. Usually, your doctor starts ED treatment with a simple, nonsurgical approach. This usually includes addressing any underlying issues that may be contributing to the condition and prescribing medication that allows you to get an erection when it’s time for sex.
The team at Urology Specialty Care of Miami usually recommend a penile implant, also known as a penile prosthesis, when other forms of ED treatment don’t work. A penile implant is a surgically implanted device that allows you to achieve an erection, restoring your sexual function.
Penile implants are an effective option for people with persistent ED. They’re a popular choice for treating ED that results from Peyronie’s disease, a condition that causes a curvature to form in the penis. Your doctor may also recommend an implant if your ED is the result of a medical condition but doesn’t resolve by managing or treating an underlying condition.
Penile implants may be semirigid or inflatable.
Semirigid implants are made of two flexible rods. Your penis remains constantly firm, but you can reposition it upward for sex, and downward when you’re not having sex. Semirigid implants are easy to use if you have a medical condition that condition affects your dexterity.
Inflatable implants include a reservoir filled with fluid, a pump and release valve, and inflatable cylinders. To prepare for sex, you pump fluid into the cylinders, producing a natural-looking erection, and then you release the cylinders when you’re done.
Most men report satisfaction with their penile implants. When you activate the device, it produces an erection that’s stiff and thick, similar to a regular erection. One thing that may take some getting used to is that the head of your penis doesn’t get hard when you use a penile implant.
An implant doesn’t affect sexual sensation or your ability to ejaculation. You can expect an implant to greatly improve your sex life if you’ve been struggling with ED. With modern implants especially, you can achieve erections that last as long as a natural erection and function similarly.
To find out how penile implants can help your ED, schedule an appointment at Urology Speciality Care of Miami online or by phone today.