How Long Do Penile Implants Last
There are many questions surrounding the longevity of penile implants. However, there are two different types of penile implants (i.e., for erectile dysfunction and for aesthetic purposes). Each type of penile implant has its own longevity.
To fully understand which penile implant will work best for you, it is important to explore all of your options and get answers to any questions that you may have. In this article, we are going to focus on how long penile implants last.
What is a Penile Implant?
Penile implants come in various forms and are typically chosen either for aesthetic enhancements or to help treat erectile dysfunction (ED). Each type of implant will vary in the way it looks and the longevity that it will provide. In your consultation with Dr. Elist, he will go over all of your options as well as the benefits and risks and help come up with a treatment plan that is catered to your needs.
If you have erectile dysfunction and other ED treatments have failed, then you may consider a penile implant for ED. The device is inserted into the penis to allow you to achieve an erection. To place the penile implant, you will have to undergo surgery.
On the other hand, for those men who are seeking aesthetic enhancement of the penis, there is another type of penile implant designed to enhance the appearance of the penis. This aesthetic penile implant helps make the penis look longer and larger.
Types Of Implants
There are two common types of implants, which include:
- Penile implants for erectile dysfunction – These types of implants help a man achieve and maintain an erection. They are designed to assist a man in overcoming erectile dysfunction.
- Penile implants for aesthetic enhancement of the penis – These implants are for those men who are seeking penile enlargement. They are designed to help enhance the girth and flaccid length of the penis.
Erectile Dysfunction Implants
Implants that are used to help treat erectile dysfunction (ED) are not the first solution for ED treatment. It is typically a last resort after other treatments are attempted and are unsuccessful. ED implants are either inflatable or malleable (i.e., semi-rigid). They are only recommended for the treatment of ED and not for enhancing the shape, length, or look of the penis.
Other treatments such as Viagra, Cialis, or injections will be attempted before an implant is suggested to treat erectile dysfunction. In addition, your doctor may recommend health and lifestyle changes, depending on the severity of your case.
Types of ED Implants
- Two-Piece Inflatable – These types of implants contain a fluid-filled reservoir, and the pump is located in the scrotum. This pump is then linked to an inflatable cylinder within the penis shaft. To empty the cylinder, the penis needs to be bent. This will then force the fluid back into the reservoir in the scrotum.
- Three-Piece Inflatable – There is a fluid-filled reservoir within the abdomen, the pump is in the scrotum, and there are two inflatable cylinders in the penis. The pump transmits fluid from the reservoir into the inflatable cylinders. Fluid can be returned to the reservoir by releasing the valve.
- Malleable Implants – Also known as semi-rigid implants, they are placed in the penis and may consist of stainless-steel braided wires or bendable plastic disks that are covered with medical-grade silicone. These types of implants make the penis more firm at all times, but do allow for it to be bent upwards for intercourse or downwards to be tucked in your clothing.
Aesthetic Penile Implants
There are many different reasons why a man would be looking for an aesthetic penile implant.
These may include:
- Improved self-confidence
- A heightened sense of masculinity
- Increased pleasure for their partner during intercourse
- Desire to feel more confident without clothing
Dr. Elist uses the Penuma implant for male enhancement, as it is the only FDA-cleared penile enhancement implant for aesthetic purposes. Penuma is designed to add both girth and flaccid length while maintaining the natural look and feel of the penis.
Penuma implants have high patient safety and satisfaction rates based on a five-year study of hundreds of patients. The implant is placed through a small incision at the base of the penis, and past data show that it does not interfere with your achievement of an erection.
Comparing Implants and Longevity
The longevity of the penile implant will depend on a number of factors. On average, implants used for erectile dysfunction typically last around 10 to 15 years. If the ED implant malfunctions, you will likely need another surgery to remove it or have it replaced. The Penuma penile implant is designed for longevity. See our chart below to understand more about the longevity of implants.
|Type of Implant||Life Expectancy|
|ED Implants||10 years|
Compared To Other Aesthetic Implants
|Type of Implant||Life Expectancy|
|Breast Implants||10 to 20 years|
|Silicone Butt Implants||10 years|
More About Penuma
Penuma is made with medical-grade silicone, and it does not contain any liquid or gels. Penuma is customized and unique to the size, shape, and placement within the penis.
Penuma has a low risk of infection or complications associated with it based on an extensive, published study. This implant is designed to improve the size of the penis without interfering with the way it functions.
On average, the implant has helped increase penile girth and flaccid length by 1 to 2 inches. Individual results may vary. At your consultation, Dr. Elist and his clinical staff will discuss all the potential complications, risks, benefits, and alternatives to surgery with you before the procedure. Penuma is a popular choice among those looking for a penile enhancement because it is the only FDA-cleared implant of its kind. It can be removed, but most patients are satisfied with the results they receive.
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The longevity of a penile implant depends on the type of implant you decide to go with. Men typically seek a penile implant for aesthetic reasons or as a last option to help treat their erectile dysfunction.
If you are having continued issues with erectile dysfunction, and other ED treatments have failed you, then there are 3 different types of implants for you to consider with your physician. These types of implants have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.
If you are looking to increase the girth and flaccid length of your penis, then Penuma is the number one choice. These types of implants are designed for longevity. Keep in mind that no matter what type of implant you choose to go with, the results may vary.
Dr. Elist is a highly skilled surgeon who has successfully implanted thousands of Penuma implants as well as ED implants. If you are ready to take the next steps in discovering what type of implant is right for you, please contact us today.
The above discussion is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a physician before pursuing penis enlargement surgery.