Will the implant affect penis size?
Neither of the penile implant options utilized is intended to increase the length or girth of the penis. Careful measurements will be taken at the onset of surgery. The implants come in many different sizes and we will choose the size that most corresponds to the length that is determined by a penile stretch test. Some patients may experience a slight decrease in penile length.
What are the benefits of the minimally invasive penile implant surgery?
There is less surgery involved, which equates to a faster recovery time – most patients can resume normal sexual activity within 4 to 6 weeks.
Are the implants discreet?
Yes. They are concealed completely within the penis and scrotum. The small scars left behind from the penile implant surgery will be covered by the natural regrowth of hair and should not be visible to the naked eye.
Are the penile implants covered by insurance?
Generally, most insurances will cover penile implant surgery.
Can I have an orgasm with a penile implant?
You should be able to have an orgasm with a penile implant if you were able to have one before your procedure. Consult your physician about your expected outcome.
Will anyone notice that I have an implant?
Since the implant is completely placed inside your body, no one will see the implant. In fact, no one will know unless you tell them.
Will I be able to have spontaneous erections with a penile implant?
No. In order to place the implant in the body, the corpora containing the spongy tissue is removed to make room for the cylinders. If you are still able to have erections on your own, which are satisfactory for intercourse, you should consider very carefully whether or not an implant is the right fix for you.
Are there risks associated with the penile implant?
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with the penile implant procedure including pain, anesthesia reactions, repeat surgery due to infections, damage to surrounding tissues, or mechanical problems with the device.
Can I have an MRI with a penile implant?
Yes, but it is conditional. Must have a static magnetic field of 3 Tesla or less, spatial gradient field of 720 Gauss/cm or less, and maximum whole-body-averaged specification absorption rate (SAR) of 3 W/kg for 15 minutes of scanning produced a temperature rise of less that 0.5 Celsius.
What makes the Genesis® and Titan® Touch different?
Both implants provide you with the capability of having an erection satisfactory for intercourse. The main difference is that the Genesis penile implant is a malleable implant consisting of 2 rods that are placed in the corpora cavernosa. There are no further parts to this implant. To have an erection, you only need to hold the penis and move it into the desired position. When you are finished you return the penis to the previous position. With the Titan Touch penile implant, you inflate the cylinders by pressing the pump bulb in the scrotum. You can control the firmness by pumping until you are satisfied with the erection.