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Penile Implants in Metro Atlanta

Penile implants are medical devices used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED), a condition where a man has difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection. These implants are typically considered when other treatments like medications or vacuum erection devices have not been successful.

Penile implants are usually considered for men who have tried other treatments for ED without success or for those who cannot use other treatments due to medical reasons. Eligibility is determined by a doctor after a thorough evaluation of the patient’s medical history and the severity of their ED.

The Procedure

Penile implants are small, flexible rods or cylinders that are surgically implanted into the penis. There are two main types:

Inflatable Implants: These implants consist of two inflatable cylinders placed inside the penis and a small pump in the scrotum. To achieve an erection, the patient squeezes the pump, which transfers fluid from a reservoir into the cylinders, making the penis rigid. To return to a flaccid state, the patient simply presses a deflation button on the pump.

Semi-rigid Implants: These are bendable rods that are implanted into the penis. They keep the penis firm but allow it to be bent downwards for concealment. There is no need for inflation or deflation; the penis remains rigid all the time.

The Risks

Like any medical procedure, penile implants come with risks. Some common risks include:

  • Mechanical Problems: Although rare, implants can break or malfunction over time, necessitating further surgery.
  • Pain or Discomfort: Some men may experience pain or discomfort, especially during the healing period after surgery.
  • Changes in Sensation: There may be changes in sensation, including numbness or altered orgasm, though these are typically rare.
  • Erection Changes: With inflatable implants, the erection may not feel entirely natural because it’s created mechanically.
  • Infection: There’s a small risk of infection at the surgical site, which may require antibiotics or even implant removal.

It’s important to note that penile implants are typically recommended when other treatments have failed. The decision to get a penile implant should be made in consultation with a healthcare provider, who can discuss the potential benefits and risks based on an individual’s specific circumstances.

View more information about penile implants and treatment options. Call our office to schedule a consultation at (678) 321-7227.

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