What to Expect from a Penile Implant
Erectile dysfunction (ED) can severely impact your quality of life and relationships. Men who have problems related to ED can experience psychological effects and have a greater risk of developing depression and anxiety. ED is often associated with men of advanced age, however, it can affect men of all ages, even those under the age of 40.
Common treatments for ED involve the use of medication, injections, and vacuum-assisted devices, often combined with hormone replacement therapy and lifestyle changes. However, for men who do not wish to use suppositories and devices or are looking for a permanent solution, penile implant surgery has proved to be satisfying.
What Is A Penile Implant?
A penile implant is a device surgically placed inside the penis to allow men to achieve a spontaneous erection. A penile implant is either semirigid or inflatable. A semirigid implant is always firm, and when not engaged in sexual activity, you can keep it bent toward the body for discreetness. Two flexible rods are implanted in the shaft of the penis during surgery.
An inflatable implant is the most commonly recommended implant. It can be inflated and deflated depending on the activity. The inflatable implant consists of a pump and release valve, a saline reservoir, and inflatable cylinders. You simply press the pump to release the saline solution and achieve an erection. For patients who prefer a more natural feeling erection, the inflatable penile implant is a better choice.
Urologists usually recommend penile implant surgery to patients who do not well respond to other treatments for ED. Moreover, patients that have scar tissue as a result of Peyronie’s disease are also recommended penile implants.
What Can You Expect From Penile Implant Surgery?
Penile implant surgery has a high satisfaction rate in patients who seek treatment for ED. Both options provide natural penile sensations and allow you to ejaculate normally. After surgery, your doctor will give you instructions on what you need to do to ensure the best possible results from the procedure.
Any surgical procedure comes with risks, but there are fewer risks associated with penile implant surgery since urologists can perform a minimally-invasive procedure for implantation. To minimize infection risk, doctors prescribe antibiotics for at least a week after surgery. You will have to take it easy and rest for several days after surgery. Consult your doctor to get an idea of when you can expect to resume normal activities.
Penile Implant Surgery in Concord and Mint Hill, North Carolina
Before you resign yourself to your condition, have you considered a penile implant surgery? A penile implant may be the solution to your ED problems. Dr. Richard Natale is a urologist specializing in men’s health issues and routinely treats patients with ED. He is a penile implant specialist who performs over 100 penile implant surgeries every year.
Talk to him about your ED issues, and he will recommend a solution that is most effective and can restore your vitality in bed. To schedule a consultation, call Dr. Natale’s clinic at (704) 786-5131 or request an appointment now.