The Penile Implant for Overcoming the ED
A penile implant, or dick implant, is the prosthesis device which is surgically implanted into the penis’ erection chambers to overcome the erectile dysfunction or ED. The dick implant is also called as the penile prosthesis.
The dick implant is the best option when every other treatment has been done but didn’t bring satisfying results. In most cases, it is applicable if the PDE5Is and intracavernous injections did not have any effect on your erectile dysfunction. Of course, your doctor will ask about your medical history to confirm it.
It is also a recommended way if you do not tolerate the PDE5Is or the other ED drugs in the injections. Or if you have tried these treatments, but you are not satisfied with the results and want the better solution, it is the one for you. Keep in mind that the dick implant is permanent and irreversible. So, once it is implanted, you will use it for a long time.
There are two types of the implants, semi-rigid and inflatable implants.
Semi-rigid implants consist of the rods which are implanted in the erection chambers. Since it is semi-rigid, it will be difficult to conceal the device. Some men are not convenient with the idea of this. It can be done by the surgeon with limited experience. The use of the device is easy. The user will only need to bend it up or down to use the prosthesis penis.
Inflatable penile implants are most often used the procedure. It comes with inflatable devices which come as two inflatable cylinders placed in the erection chambers. Then the pump which is used to inflate and deflate the penile implant will be placed in the scrotum. Meanwhile, the reservoir which stores the fluid will be placed in the abdominal wall. The use of the device is also very easy. The user will just need to squeeze the pump for several times to move the fluid from the reservoir to the cylinders. When it is not used, the pump will be used to send the fluid back to the reservoir.
In the preparatory stage, you will be asked few questions prior to the procedure. You will also be advised to do few things before undergoing the procedure. You must not eat or drink for 6 hours before surgery. If you smoke, you need to stop smoking a day prior to the surgery. If you have been taking prescribed medications for your current ailments, discuss it with your doctor. Your doctor may advise you to stop it or to take it until finish then wait for few weeks to do the surgery.
The procedure is done in around 45 minutes. And you can usually leave the hospital a day after the surgery, or after your doctor gives you a green light to do it. The follow-up treatments need to be considered for recovery and the usage of the dick implant.