What is a Penile Implant & How it works?
“Now that I’ve had the implant, it’s almost naturally to say: “oh come on let’s go to bed, we’ve got free time” as it’s just a pump, that’s it! You are aroused, and it is there for a long time.” Watch Richard’s Testimonial
What is a Penile implant?
A penile implant is a discrete device that is placed into a man’s penis and is designed to help him get an erection. Once implanted, it helps put the man back in control of his body. It can be used at any time, straight away, unlike other treatment options , where there may be a short waiting period for them to be effective. A penile implant is an effective solution for men who are suffering from ED that has not been resolved by other available treatment options.
A penile implant involves a routine surgical procedure. The majority of men can return home within a day of surgery, and after full recovery, may resume sexual activity after 6 weeks1. Your doctor or nurse will discuss the details of the procedure, your recovery process, and using the implant.
What is the difference between the Genesis and the Titan implants?
There are two different penile implants that are available today. The 3-piece inflatable penile implant is the most popular implant2 and a malleable penile implant is also available. Both implant types are custom fitted to your body to allow you to have a satisfactory erection for sexual intercourse. Your sensitivity and ability to ejaculate should not be affected.3
The primary difference between the two penile implant types is that the 3-piece inflatable implant produces a more natural erection while the malleable implant (flexible rods) produces a permanently firm penis.
- Titan® inflatable penile implant produces a controllable erection that acts and feels more like a natural one. Learn more about the inflatable penile implant in our dedicated article.
Both help give you the ability to have an erection satisfactory for intercourse. The main difference is that the Genesis® is a flexible (malleable) implant that consists of two firm but bendable rods placed inside the shaft of the penis (into the corpora cavernosa). There are no other parts to this implant. To have an erection, you simply hold the penis and move it into the desired position for penetration. When finished, you return the penis to its tucked-down position.
With the Titan® , you inflate the cylinders by squeezing the pump in your scrotum and deflate by pressing the release valve to return the fluid from the cylinders into the reservoir.
Considerations in choosing a penile implant may include your medical condition, lifestyle, personal preference and cost.
This treatment is prescribed by your physician. Although many patients benefit from the use of this device, results may vary.
Discuss the treatment options with your physician to understand the risks and benefits of the various options to determine if a penile implant is right for you.
Important Risk Information
A penile implant requires surgery. Risks of surgery may include but are not limited to complications such as infection, swelling, pain and discomfort. Once implanted, there may be a chance of infection, erosion, product migration or device malfunction which may require additional surgery. Your physician will provide complete risk information for your situation.