Penile Prothesis for ED in Beverly Hills
In a room full of men, attempting to have a conversation about erectile dysfunction, or ED, can cause all conversation to cease. Even though many men don’t want to talk about ED, one in four men over the age of 60 will experience it. Your sexual health is an important factor in your physical and mental health. If you are experiencing ED, know you’re not alone. If you have tried other methods of treating ED without success, Dr. James J. Elist can help you find your confidence and satisfaction once again.
What is a Penile Prosthesis?
A penile prosthesis, also known as a penile implant, is a prosthetic device implanted into the penis that will allow you to achieve and maintain an erection for sexual intercourse. Penile implants may be helpful for men who experience difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, or may help men who can no longer obtain an erection at all. A penile implant may also be useful for men who have erections which are not sufficiently hard to perform penetrative sexual intercourse.
How Does a Penile Prosthesis Work?
A penile implant replaces non- or under-functioning erectile tissue with a prothesis. There are two types of penile prostheses used for ED.
- Malleable penile implants are composed of two malleable but firm rods which are implanted into the penile shaft. In order to achieve an erection with a malleable penile prosthesis, you simply grasp the penis and move it into position. When you are finished, you reverse the motion in order to conceal it. Malleable implants are a good option for those who have limited mobility.
- Inflatable penile implants are made up of two cylinders which are surgically placed in the body. A reservoir is usually implanted in the abdomen under the lower abdominal muscles. It is connected to a pump which is placed in the scrotal sac between the testicles. In order to inflate the prosthesis, you simply apply pressure to the pump which releases saline allowing you to achieve an erection. When you are finished, you will press on the deflation valve located at the base of the pump and the saline will return to the reservoir as your penis becomes flaccid.
What is the Recovery from a Penile Implant Like?
As with all surgical procedures, each patient will respond differently to his penile prosthetic procedure. You should plan to stay in Los Angeles for at least three days following your procedure, so Dr. Elist and his staff may monitor your recovery. You may experience mild to moderate discomfort following your procedure, which will be better tolerated with pain medication. Dr. Elist will provide you with detailed instructions for your care following your penile implant procedure.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Elist for my Penile Implant?
Dr. James J. Elist is a pioneer in the field of penile enlargement, as well as in male urology for penile prosthetics. He understands what a delicate procedure this is, and the care you have taken in seeking a penile implant. He will carefully listen to your concerns and your vision for your prosthesis, and advise you best on how he will help you achieve that vision. The entire staff at our Beverly Hills facility is here to guide you through this process. You are never alone, and a better life is just a step away.