How Penile Implants Work for ED?

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The most common implants are inflatable. Here’s how they work: Two cylinders are inserted into the penis. They’re attached to a pump placed in the scrotum and a reservoir fitted just below the groin muscles. The cylinders fill with a saline solution from the reservoir to create an erection. After intercourse, use the pump to empty the cylinders. The implants come with a small risk of infection as well as mechanical failure. Nearly one in 10 implants will break during the first five years. Still, those are pretty good odds for patients not helped by medications. If you and your doctor decide an implant is the right solution, don’t expect it to make you any bigger than you were before. There’s no flow of blood to the head of the penis, so your erection might appear a bit shorter after surgery. But implants aren't noticeable to anyone who sees your penis, so you're safe in the locker room. Keyword: penile implants erectile dysfunction
I have had a Full Removal of my prostate so No Erections. I am thinking of this device but have worries about its safety. Please let me know.
It is generally safe. The device is sometimes associated with a small risk of infection and mechanical failure. The risks of the procedure to implant this device include:
Risks of penile implant surgery include:
Infection. As with any surgery, infection is possible. You might be at an increased risk of infection if you have a spinal cord injury or diabetes.
Implant problems. New penile implant designs are reliable, but in rare cases the implants might malfunction. Surgery is necessary to remove, repair or replace a broken implant.
Internal erosion or adhesion. In some cases, an implant might stick to the skin inside the penis or wear away the skin from inside the penis. Rarely, an implant breaks through the skin. These problems are sometimes linked to an infection.
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