How Does A Penile Implant Work?

So by now hopefully you’ve at least heard of the Penile Implant. But you might be wondering, how exactly does it work?

The Penile Implant is a water-filled device that is placed through a 1-inch incision located just above the penis in the midline. It consists of a pump in the scrotum, a reservoir behind the pubic bone, and two cylinders that fill the two chambers that normally fill with blood during a normal erection. So when you squeeze the pump, the fluid (salt water) moves from the reservoir into the cylinders, creating a rock hard erection that lasts for as long as you want...whenever you want.

The placement of the implant does not affect your penile sensations, ejaculations, or orgasms. The device is completely invisible and inside of your body, and it’s very discrete. In fact, a new partner may not be able to notice that you even have an implant, and it will not be detected when going through airport security. The implant is hard when you want it to be hard, and it’s soft when you want it to be soft. When it’s inflated, it will feel natural and it will feel good for both you and your partner.

The implant is very durable, with 90% success at ten years. In other words, if you are 65 years old, you will have a functioning implant at 75 years old, 90% of the time. Many patients actually have their implants for as long as 12-15 years. If the implant breaks, it’s very easy to remove the old product and replace it with a new device. Because of all of these features, 96% of patients are highly satisfied with their implant. Furthermore, the recovery is modest. Patients are sent home the same day as the procedure. After one week of recovery, most of the discomfort and swelling is over and 95% of patients are free of pain medications. At three weeks, patients are completely healed, and they are ready to be trained on inflating the device. At four weeks, patients are safe to proceed with normal sexual intercourse.

So, the Penile Implant is a transformational life-changing procedure with a modest and quick recovery, and it is usually covered by insurance!

Shawn Blick, MD Dr. Shawn Blick brings more than two decades of experience in men’s health to his Phoenix, Arizona-based practice, serving men of all ages throughout Maricopa County. Dr. Blick began his professional pursuits at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York City where he earned his Doctor of Medicine graduating with honors. He subsequently completed a residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, also in New York City. During his residency, Dr. Blick also completed six months of oncology training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. As a urologist in private practice, Dr. Blick diagnoses and treats a variety of men’s health problems, including erectile dysfunction, male incontinence, low testosterone, Peyronie’s disease, enlarged prostate, and prostate cancer. He also offers cosmetic urology and penile enlargement using Penuma®.

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