Sometimes the only way to overcome erectile dysfunction is with a penile implant. Today’s implants are advanced medical devices, offering a safe and efficacious option for men to resume a normal, spontaneous sex life.
This treatment involves surgically placing a device into the two sides of the penis, allowing erection to occur as often and for as long as desired. The inflatable device allows you to control when and how long you have an erection, the rods keep the penis in a rigid state all the time. These implants consist of either an inflatable device or rods made from silicone or polyurethane.
Inflatable Penile Implant: Coloplast Titan® and Titan OTR
The Coloplast Titan OTR implant is a three-piece device made of Bioflex®, a biopolymer material, and filled with sterile saline (salt water) fluid. The device operates by shifting fluid from one part of the implant to another in order to make the penis erect.
Malleable Penile Implant: Coloplast Genesis®
The malleable penile implant consists of two malleable rods. The rods are implanted in the chambers of the penis. When an erection is desired the patient positions the penis into an erect state. When the erection is no longer desired, the patient returns the penis to its original flaccid-like position.
- How effective are the implants?
Penile implants have an extremely low failure rate (approximately 2%-5%), and all devices are covered with a lifetime warranty.
- Will anyone be able to tell that I have an implant?
Penile implants are concealed completely within the body, and are not visible to the naked eye.
- Will my insurance cover this procedure?
Most insurance, including Medicare, cover the implant. Please have your physician’s office work with your insurer to determine your actual cost.
- How long does it take to recover?
Most patients can resume normal sexual activity 4-6 weeks after surgery