When we speak of penile prosthesis, what does come to your mind? A great amount of men associate the implant with the desire of enlarging the penis, but we already know that this is a myth. Some other men imagine that the prosthesis is used to correct some deformity in the anatomy of the penis, which also isn't true. Many are ashamed of talking about the issue, because they know it could be directly linked to problems of erectile dysfunction, and no one wants to have the intimacy exposed.
The prosthesis serves, in fact, to bring more rigidity to the penis and to solve problems of erectile dysfunction that couldn't have been healed by the use of medicines or injections. However, there is no reason to be ashamed. If you get a diagnosis with the prescription for a penile implant, know that there are many evaluations and studies involved to ensure that the implant of the prosthesis is the best option for a healthy and pleasurable sexual act.
Contrary to what many may think, there are many advantages in this treatment. If you are still in doubt about this, see below some advantages and disadvantages of penile prosthesis implantation and think of possibility of recovering an important aspect of your life.
However, if the subject still causes you discomfort, a professional help may be welcome to clear your doubts and reassure you.
After a medical evaluation, your diagnosis has shown you that you need a penile prosthesis. Now what?
Before getting worried about this, the procedure can bring benefits to your life that are essential for your happiness and self-esteem. Learn more some of them below.
Recover the stiffness and health of the penis
The prosthesis is indicated for men who have lost rigidity in the penis due to some problems of erectile dysfunction. When the treatment with medicines doesn’t work or isn’t recommended, the implant will be responsible for recovering the health of your penis and to ensure that it is ready to take action at the right time, guaranteeing quality and safety for the couple.
Men that have erection problems end up relating other psychological factors that interfere directly in their well-being. The lack of confidence in knowing if your buddy will function or not during sex can even worsen the quality of the erection. The prosthesis will ensure that you and your buddy are ready to surprise your partner with a firm erection that goes until the end of the sexual relation.
Avoiding Peyronie's Disease
The acquired penile curvature, or Peyronie's disease, occurs due to the formation of scars in the tissue that lines up the corpus cavernosum of the penis. Often these scars are formed by traumas or micro-traumas that occurred during sexual intercourse. These fissures tend to happen when the penis is not rigid enough to perform penetration safely. That's when the prosthesis enters, ensuring the best possible rigidity so you can have fun safely without causing discomfort to you or to your partner. If the problem with the erection isn’t solved when Peyronie’s disease is already treated, it’s possible that the penis will bend again during sex.
Getting your sexual life back
There is no age to retire your buddy and stop having an active sex life. Many men with dysfunction problems, sometimes at an older age, give up this important aspect of life because they feel insecure. Well, know that there is a way to get back to it, and the prosthesis can be a great ally to assure your pleasure.
THE DISADVANTAGE OF PENILE PROSTHESIS
The placement of the penile prosthesis is a safe surgical procedure that requires care and a lot of attention during the pre- and postoperative period. For example, it’s important to make a face-to-face assessment and specific tests to identify the actual need for the implant, as well as to study whether the penis has decreased in size with age and which penile prosthesis is more appropriate.
In Brazil there is no full coverage of medical insurance for this type of treatment and therefore the financial issue can sometimes be an obstacle to get the treatment. In many cases it’s possible to request a partial refund of the investment to your health plan, but this should be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Before placing the penile prosthesis, do not skimp on surveys and questions for your doctor. If your problem has led to the decrease of the penis, you should do the surgical implant procedure with the penile reconstruction, which will directly affect positively your satisfaction.
If your biggest fear is surgery, know that it has no major complications. It is done with local anesthesia and sedation, and the patient leaves the hospital on the same day.
Now that you know that penile prosthesis placement has more advantages than disadvantages, it's time to make your assessment. If you are having bad experiences with erectile dysfunction, fill out the form on the button below and we will start a conversation in search of your satisfaction.
Dr. Paulo Egydio
MD, PhD, Dedicado no Tratamento da Doença de Peyronie, Pênis Curvo e Implante de Próteses Penianas. Doutor em Urologia pela USP, CRM 67482, RQE 19514. - Vencedor do Debate do Sobrevivente da AUA em 2019.