How To Activate a Penile Implant

How To Activate a Penile Implant

What is Penile Implant?

A penile implant is an implanted device intended for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, ischemic priapism, deformity and any traumatic injury of the penis, and for phalloplasty or metoidioplasty, including in gender-affirming surgery. Men also opt for penile implants for aesthetic purposes.

How To Activate a Penile Implant

The implant works by squeezing and releasing the pump to move fluid into the cylinders, which creates an erection.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a penile implant get erect?

Three-piece inflatable implants use a fluid-filled reservoir implanted under the abdominal wall, a pump and a release valve placed inside the scrotum, and two inflatable cylinders inside the penis. To achieve an erection, you pump the fluid, which is salt water, from the reservoir into the cylinders.

How long does it take to get used to a penile implant?

For up to a year after surgery you may occasionally feel twinges of pain or some soreness when you inflate the penile implant device. This is normal. Your body may need up to a year to recover fully from the surgery and to adjust to the device. Minor instances of discomfort are a normal part of that process.

Can you get hard with a penile implant?

The penile implant allows men to achieve an erection through an implanted device. These devices can be effective in restoring sexual activity for a man and his partner.

Can you break a penile implant?

The most common complications during implantation are corporeal and urethral perforation, and after the procedure they are haematoma formation, infection, pain, deformity, and erosion [2]. Penile prosthesis fracture is a rarely described complication due to its infrequent occurrence.

How long can you stay hard with a penile implant?

Once erect, you can maintain your erection for as long as you wish, even after an orgasm. When you want to stop being erect, pressing a valve on the pump returns the fluid to the reservoir, which deflates your penis. A non-inflatable penile implant consists of two firm, flexible silicone rods.

Do you lose size with a penile implant?

Deveci et al. found that there were no statistically significant differences in penile size after surgery compared to preoperative measurements even though 72% of the patients reported a decrease in penile length4. In contrast, Wang et al. reported decrease in the erect penile length of about 0.75cm5.

Can you use penile implant everyday?

Like any other mechanical device, the penile implant is subject to wear and tear and the more it is used the sooner it will breakdown. Average use of a penile implant is considered to be one to two times per week.

How long can the average man stay erect?

Typically, an average erection may last from a few minutes to roughly half an hour. However, this can vary significantly due to the many factors that can affect erection duration.

What causes a man not to erect?

Physical issues like heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking can all cause erectile dysfunction. On the other hand, depression, anxieties, stress, relationship problems, and other mental health concerns can also interfere with sexual feelings.

Which penile implant is best?

The AMS 700 Penile Implant is the #1 physician-preferred inflatable prosthesis designed to treat ED. It most closely mimics a natural erection, provides rigidity when inflated and a natural, flaccid appearance when deflated.