• How Does a Penile Implant Work?

    on Apr 10th, 2018

Believe it or not, there’s more to life than perfect teeth and a healthy ticker. Quality of life issues also play a significant role in your mental health and, as the medical world continually uncovers, your mental health directly affects your physical wellbeing.

While Mother Nature usually knows best, she’s often more concerned with function than quality of life, which is sometimes the case when it comes penis size. While your penis may do its primary job admirably, it may also be leaving you and your partner feeling a little cheated on the pleasure end.

And that is where the medical world can step in and address this quality of life issue. Dr. Robert J. Cornell now offers an FDA-cleared penile implant to his patients in Houston, allowing them a chance to make up for where Mother Nature may have fallen short.

Called the Penuma, the implant is designed to enhance the length and girth of your penis and here’s how it works.

The mechanics

The Penuma implant is made from malleable silicone so it looks and feels like your natural penis. The implant itself resembles a pipe that’s been cut in half lengthwise, producing a semi-circular shape.

To implant the device, the doctor makes a small incision at the base of your penis on the top and simply slides the device down its length, adding girth and length. The implant is just below your skin so it doesn’t interfere with any of your interior functions. In other words, the implant shouldn’t disrupt your urinary functions, as well as your ability to get an erection.

The doctor secures the implant from the inside with hidden structures that you or your partner shouldn’t notice.

The procedure

The implantation procedure takes just 45 minutes to an hour and the doctor performs it on an outpatient basis, meaning you’re free to leave afterward. Since you’ve been given a local anesthetic, you should arrange to have someone drive you home.

The procedure isn’t terribly invasive, but we still recommend that you rest for 2-4 days before getting back to your normal activities. And while you may be anxious to give your new implant a spin, you need to wait 4-6 weeks before getting back to sexual activity.

We want to be clear that this procedure is still surgery, even though the incision is minimal. Dr. Cornell thoroughly reviews your medical history and current health before recommending the Penuma implant. If you’re healthy on all levels, you’ll likely get the greenlight.

The procedure is also reversible as the implant can be easily removed at any time.

Sizing up

When it comes to size, everyone’s goals are different. To accommodate this, Penuma implants come in three sizes: Large, extra large (XL), and extra-extra large (XXL). With Dr. Cornell’s help, you can pick the size that’s best suited for your situation and your goals.

Even after you choose your size, the doctor still custom shapes the implant to your penis, ensuring a natural fit. On average, the implant can increase the length of your penis from 1.5 to 2.5 inches, though results may vary. It also adds girth, and how much depends on your situation. Rest assured, Dr. Cornell thoroughly reviews what you can anticipate from the implant beforehand in order to keep your expectations in line.

To explore the Penuma in-depth, please call us here at Robert J. Cornell, MD, PA. We’d be happy to sit down with you to discuss your issue and your goals to see how we can help. Or, you can schedule a consultation using the easy online booking tool on this website.

Dr. Cornell is now screening potential candidates for an expected June start date.

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