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A penile implant is a device which can be implanted inside the penis. It allows men suffering from severe erectile dysfunction to have an erection.
There are two types of penile implant (or penile prosthesis):
A penile prosthesis does not change sensation on the skin of the penis, and is completely concealed. It does not cause any urinary conditions.
The implant can last for as long as 15 years. After that it may be necessary to replace it.
Those who suffer from the following conditions may be suitable for a penile implant:
During the surgery, an incision is made between the scrotum and the penis. The implant is inserted in through this incision.
The procedure lasts from an hour and half to two hours and it can be done under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic. Usually you will stay in hospital overnight.
There may be a small, almost invisible scar at the base of the penis after the surgery.
Surgery does not affect your ability to ejaculate, orgasm and conceive in the long term – but it may take about a month and a half to resume full sexual activity.
Before implanting a penile prosthesis, you may try the following treatments:
A penile implant is usually recommended for people who have first tried the treatments above and found that they do not work.