Q. Can I have an orgasm with a penile implant?
A. You should be able to have an orgasm with a penile implant if you were able to have one before your procedure. Consult your doctor about your expected outcome.
Q. What is the recovery time?
A. Each individual is different and their recovery will be different as well. Typical recovery is between 4 and 6 weeks. Your doctor will determine what you can and cannot do during this time. It is important to follow the recommendations that your doctor gives to you to ensure the best outcome.
Q. Will I lose any length after getting a penile implant?
A. Each penile implant is custom-fitted to your anatomy. Depending on your medical history, it may not be unusual to lose 1-2 cm. Discuss this in greater detail with your doctor.
Q. Will anyone notice that I have an implant?
A. 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.
Q. Will I be able to have spontaneous erections with a penile implant?
A. 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 right for you. However, if you cannot have erections, or if they are not satisfactory for intercourse, then an implant will be able to provide you with a more “instant” erection compared to pills or vacuum devices.
Q. How do the Genesis® and the Titan® OTR differ?
A. Both implants provide you with the capability to have an erection that is sufficient for intercourse. The main difference is that the Genesis penile implant is a malleable implant consisting of two soft pliable rods that are placed in two chambers of the penis shaft known as 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 OTR 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. Discuss the options with your doctor to ensure you make the right choice.
Q. Are there risks associated with the penile implant?
A. Penile implants are surgical solutions requiring a healing period that have risks associated with surgery such as pain, anesthesia reactions, repeat surgery due to infections, or mechanical problems with the device. The implant eliminates the possibility of a natural erection. This treatment is prescribed by your physician. 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.