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Penile implant surgery is usually a last resort, after other treatments and interventions have been tried. There are two main types of penile prosthesis or implants. 

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Penile Prosthesis or Implants

A penile implant is a device placed inside the penis enabling it to become erect. It is often a last resort procedure after other treats for erectile disfunction have failed. There are two main types of penile implants.

The first type is inflatable implants and it consists of a reservoir and cylinders combined with a pump. The second type of penile implant is malleable implants. A malleable device does not need to be pumped up and is a rod rather than a cylinder.

Prior to the procedure

Erectile dysfunction can be treated through medication. However, extreme cases may only be treated with a penile implant. A penile implant can also be used in males who suffer from Peyronie’s Disease.

Males interested in a penile implant will need to consult with their doctors over whether or not they are a good candidate for an implant. Patients should remember penile implants do not improve sexual desire.

Doctors will review a patient’s medical history and complete an examination before the procedure. They will also go over a patient’s options and types of penile implants.

What does the procedure involve?

Patients will be given an IV of antibiotics to help prevent the possibility of infection. The patient will also receive either a general anesthetic or spinal anesthetic. The area in which the surgery will be conducted will be shaved and scrubbed in preparation for the surgery.

To insert an inflatable penile implant, doctors will make a small incision in the scrotum. A fluid reservoir is then placed inside. Men who have had surgeries previously can have the device inserted via an incision in the abdomen. Malleable devices can be inserted in the same way; however, a fluid reservoir does not have to be added.

Recovery

Patients may be prescribed medication for pain following the procedure. In some cases, patients will be able to cope with pain using over the counter medication. Post-surgery pain can persist for a week or more.

Men may not be able to resume physical activity for four to six weeks. Patients should consult with their doctors about the healing process and possible medications for pain.

The scrotum can be bruised and sore for weeks following the operation. Although the chance of developing an infection is low, patients will need to watch out for infection.

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London Andrology

One of the UK’s most eminent andrologists

Mr Suks Minhas is widely regarded as a leader in the field of men’s health. With specialist interest and expertise in areas including male fertility and erectile dysfunction, penile and testicular cancers and male urology, he sees patients from all over the UK covering a vast range of concerns.

Mr Suks Minhas

Mr Suks Minhas is widely regarded as a leader in the field of men’s health. With specialist interest and expertise in areas including male fertility and erectile dysfunction, penile and testicular cancers and male urology, he sees patients from all over the UK covering a vast range of concerns.

Contact Mr Suks Minhas

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