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Penile Implants - Erectile Dysfunction

How effective are penile implants as a treatment for ED?

Long-term clinical data show that penile implants are highly effective and reliable, in fact about 90%-95% of inflatable prosthesis implants produce erections suitable for intercourse. Studies also find a very high degree of satisfaction by both users and their partners. Satisfaction rates with the prosthesis are typically 80%-90% and the vast majority of men say they would choose the surgery again. Studies indicate that men who undergo implant surgery report a dramatic improvement in erectile function for both non-inflatable and inflatable implants. Other research has found that satisfaction rates increase drastically after 6-12 months of use, with the most significant improvements reported in the second half of their first year following implant surgery.

Men using penile implants also report that erections created by implants seem more natural than ones from other, nonsurgical methods. They also say that penile implants offer spontaneity by allowing them to control when an erection will occur, as well as providing consistency, and rigidity.

Penile prostheses do increase hardness of the shaft of the penis, but that they do not routinely lengthen the penis.


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