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Are penile implants safe and satisfying?

Penile Implants QUESTION:

I was thinking about having penile implant surgery, are they safe and will sex be satisfying?

Thanks, Mark


Hello Mark,
The penile implants usually used when there is a clear medical cause for ED and when the problem is not improving naturally or with other medical treatments.

There are 2 main types of these implants; semirigid and inflatable. Each type works differently and has various pros and cons.
In most cases, patients report a satisfaction rate of 80%-90% with penile implants as they have erections suitable for intercourse.

However, the placement of penile implants requires surgery, and no surgery is totally free of possible complications or risks, and in this case, they may include:

• Uncontrolled bleeding after the surgery possibly leading to re-operation
• Infection
• Scar tissue formation
• Erosion (tissue around the implant may break down)
• Mechanical failure (The implants consist of many parts that could malfunction, however, the 10-year device survival is between 60 and 80 percent)

I hope this answers your question.

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