You’ve tried everything to restore your sex life in the face of stubborn erectile dysfunction (ED), but medications, lifestyle changes, and other conservative measures just aren’t working well enough.
At this point, a penile implant may be your past path forward for addressing your ED, but you’re wondering if, and how much, your sex life might change afterward.
As an expert in men’s health, including penile implants, Dr. Robert Cornell has helped scores of men to recapture their sexual health with penile implants, which enjoy incredibly high satisfaction rates, on both sides of the equation.
Here’s a look at what life can look like after a penile implant.
Penile implants explained
Before we get into what life is like with a penile implant, let’s quickly review what the device accomplishes. As the name implies, a penile implant is a device that we place in your penis that allows you to achieve an erection.
There are two types of penile implants:
- A bendable implant — we place two silicone implants in your penis that you can straighten into position. When you’re finished, you simply bend your penis back down.
- An inflatable implant — we place two tubes inside your penis that you can inflate with fluid using a small pump that we place discreetly into your scrotum. After sex, you simply push the pump again and the fluid drains back into the reservoir.
Choosing which implant is best for you will come down to your goals, your budget, and your comfort level.
Life with a penile implant
Whichever penile implant you choose, the first thing you should understand is that these devices only affect your ability to have an erection. Penile implants don’t interfere with your ability to have an orgasm, and they don’t affect the sensitivity in your penis.
In other words, your sex life has nothing to lose and everything to gain with a penile implant.
When it comes to how well these devices work, we can recount many success stories among our own clients, but let’s look at a recent study. In this study, researchers followed 126 patients who received penile implants for a five-year period. They reported, “...an overall satisfaction rate of 83.2%, 1 year or longer after implantation, and 84.2% of the patient population would recommend the same procedure to a friend.”
These same success rates were reflected in partner satisfaction, as 85.4% of partners were happy with the implant.
When it comes to longevity of the penile implant, they demonstrate good reliability after 10 years, and a study found that nearly half of penile implants made it to the 20-year mark without issue.
Again, opting for a penile implant is a personal choice, and our goal here is to simply outline some of the advantages of this approach to restoring your sex life.
If you have more questions about penile implants, please don't hesitate to contact our office in Houston, Texas, to set up an appointment.