If you’re suffering from erectile dysfunction and you’ve tried every treatment avenue, including pills and pumps, to no avail, a penile implant is a great solution.
At our practice, Dr. Robert Cornell is one of the premier prosthetic urologists in the Houston area, helping men enjoy active and satisfying sexual health despite major medical obstacles. Whatever the reason behind your stubborn inability to get or maintain an erection, a penile implant offers an incredibly satisfying solution to a very frustrating problem.
To help with your decision, here are three interesting facts about penile implants you should consider.
1. Business as usual, sort of
One of the first questions our clients ask is how a penile implant will affect their performance. The short answer is that it depends upon which aspect of your performance you’re referring to. Insofar as helping you achieve an erection, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” A penile implant can effectively put an end to your problems with getting an erection, since we create one using a prosthetic device.
In many regards, a penile implant is an on-demand device that may function even better than your penis did before, since we’re removing the many other influences that go into an erection, such as your emotional state.
If you’re concerned about sensitivity or ejaculation, a penile implant shouldn’t affect either of those areas. That said, if you’re unable to achieve ejaculation because of medical reasons, the penile implant can’t do that for you. But nor should it interfere if you are able.
2. You’re in charge
While you might think that using a penile implant is an obtrusive and involved process that will kill any sexual mood, the fact is that you can discreetly use your implant without much fanfare at all. Either through quick manipulation or the simple press of a button, you can activate, and deactivate, the implants very quickly. Which brings us to number 3.
3. You have a choice
Our implants come in two forms — bendable (semi-rigid) or inflatable. With the first, we implant a device along the shaft of your penis that you can bend into an erect position and then bend back down when you’re done. In this category, we offer the Genesis® implant from Coloplast. We also offer the Titan®, a one-touch inflatable from Coloplast.
With an inflatable implant, we insert 2-3 pieces (depending upon which style you choose) that allow you to inflate your penis on demand. With the first of these devices, we insert two silicone tubes into your penis through a small incision in your scrotum. The mechanism that produces your erection is a fluid that fills the tubes and then drains back into a reservoir in your scrotum after you’re finished.
With a three-piece inflatable implant, the fluid is held in a separate container that we place in your abdomen. With this system, the pump is still located in your scrotum, which directs the fluid in and out of the silicone tubes and back to the reservoir.
When it comes to inflatable implants, we also rely on a company that’s produced quality implants for more than 30 years — American Medical Systems (AMS). With a satisfaction rate of more than 90% among the 300,000 men who’ve received AMS implants, we believe that we offer the best options available.
If you have more questions about penile implants, or you’re wondering whether it’s a good solution for your situation, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Or you can use the easy online booking tool to set up a consultation.