Penile Implants for Erection Problems
How Well It Works
There is not enough evidence to say how well penile implants work. But experts agree that they are likely to help with erection problems. There are reports that most men are satisfied with the results.Reference 1
An erection with a properly working implant may seem more natural than one from other, nonsurgical methods, such as a vacuum device. The head (glans) of the penis is not made fully rigid by the devices. Noninflatable (semirigid) implants do not increase the size of the penis or produce the fullness of a natural erection.
Implants do not interfere with ejaculation, although ejaculation and orgasm are not ensured. Implants neither increase nor decrease sexual desire.
Noninflatable implants and inflatable devices can last indefinitely.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology