In the realm of men’s health, penile implants, or penile prostheses, have long been a permanent and gold standard solution for men with erectile dysfunction (ED). This blog delves into the intricacies of penile implants, exploring the different types—specifically, the inflatable penile prosthesis and the malleable penile prosthesis. We’ll also address the key questions men have regarding why to opt for penile implants, their longevity, the circumstances that warrant such a procedure, and the financial aspects involved.

Why do men get penile implants?

Men seek penile implants when medical treatments for erectile dysfunction, such as oral medications, injections, or vacuum erection devices, prove ineffective or unsatisfactory. One major reason is for people seeking spontaneity of sexual activity. For many, ED can significantly impact their self-esteem, mental health, and intimate relationships. Penile implants offer a reliable and lasting solution, providing a sense of normalcy and restoring confidence in one’s ability to engage in a fulfilling sexual life.

How long do penile implants last?

The lifespan of penile implants varies based on the type chosen. Inflatable penile prostheses, which allow for a more natural erection, are generally known for their durability. On average, these implants can last 15 years or more. Malleable penile prostheses, although simpler in design, may also offer a long-lasting solution. The actual longevity depends on factors like the patient’s health, adherence to post-operative care, and lifestyle choices.

Why would somebody need a penile implant?

Several factors may lead individuals to consider a penile implant. Persistent erectile dysfunction that doesn’t respond well to other treatments, dissatisfaction with existing methods, or medical contraindications to alternative options could all be reasons. Beyond physical function, penile implants address the emotional and psychological aspects of intimacy that are often affected by ED, allowing individuals to reclaim a vital part of their overall well-being.

What is the average cost of a penile implant?

The cost of a penile implant can vary based on several factors, including the type of implant, surgeon’s fees, hospital charges, and geographic location. It is very important to realize that these are very often covered by commercial medical insurance. We will always help patients to verify coverage with their medical insurance providers.

Is a penile implant right for you?

Penile implants, whether inflatable or malleable, have proven to be a transformative solution for men facing persistent erectile dysfunction. By understanding why men opt for these implants, their expected lifespan, the situations that warrant their use, and the financial considerations involved, men can make informed decisions about their sexual health. Schedule to come in to discuss with Dr. Berookhim to explore the most suitable course of action tailored to individual needs and circumstances. Penile implants not only restore physical function but also unlock a renewed sense of confidence and well-being.