Penile Implants in Miami

What are Penile Implants?

Penile implants, also known as penile prostheses, are medical devices designed to restore erectile function in men. This can be for those who experience persistent difficulties achieving or maintaining an erection.

If you’ve tried other erectile dysfunction treatment options and haven’t been pleased with the results, a penile implant may be right for you. To speak with a specialist about penile implants, contact urologist Richard Levin, MD today to schedule a consultation in Miami. Give us a call at (305) 932-4444 or request an appointment through our online form.

Why Penile Implants?

While many treatment options exist for erectile dysfunction, penile implants are considered a long-term solution for those who haven’t found success with other interventions.

Many men report the following benefits of a penile implant:

  • A reliable solution
  • Allows for spontaneity in sexual activity
  • Erections can be achieved at any time
  • Improved quality of life
  • Overall increased sexual satisfaction and function

Types of Penile Implants

The two main types of penile implants are inflatable implants and malleable implants.

  • Inflatable Implants
    • These devices consist of a pump and inflatable cylinders.
    • When the pump is activated, it transfers fluid from the reservoir to the cylinders in the penis, creating an erection.
    • Inflatable implants offer a more natural-feeling erection and the ability to control the duration of the erection.
  • Malleable Implants
    • Also known as semi-rigid or non-inflatable implants, these devices consist of bendable rods that are surgically implanted into the penis.
    • While malleable implants maintain a constant firmness, they can be discreetly adjusted to a more concealed position when not in use.
    • Depending on the type of implant, your surgeon will talk with you about what to expect. The surgery usually takes a couple hours and you can go home following the procedure. After inserting the implant, your surgeon will close the incisions with dissolvable stitches. It is important to monitor closely for any signs of infection or pain.

Am I a Candidate for a Penile Implant?

Penile implants are becoming increasingly common and can last about 20 years.

You may be a candidate:

  • If you aren’t a candidate for other treatments
  • You can’t get an erection sufficient for sexual activity by using other methods
  • Used to treat severe cases of a condition that causes scarring inside the penis, leading to curved, painful erections (Peyronie’s disease)

Penile implants aren’t for everyone. Your healthcare provider might caution against penile implants if you have an infection, diabetes, or significant heart disease.

Keep in Mind

While penile implants allow men to get an erection, they don’t increase sexual desire or sensation. Penile implants also won’t make your penis any larger than it is at the time of surgery.

Schedule a Penile Implant Consultation

If you’re tired of living with ED, give us a call at (305) 932-4444 to talk about your options for penile implants, or request an appointment online. Dr. Levin treats men with ED from Miami, North Miami, Hollywood, and Aventura.

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