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Over 90% of men with penile implants have been able to resume an active sex life...
Penile implants have provided a safe and effective solution for male impotence since the early 1970's.
With the introduction of revolutionary new impotence drugs like Viagra®, penile implants are proving to be the final course of action when other impotence treatments have failed.
Impotence (or erectile dysfunction) is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse, and includes the inability to get an erection as a result of sexual stimulation or to lose your erection prior to ejaculation.
Impotence does not generally include other symptoms such as lack of libido, inability to ejaculate or the inability to achieve orgasm.
Penile implants (often referred to as "internal penile pumps") are surgically implanted prostheses that are not externally visible. In fact, a number of men have reported that their partners don't know they have an implant!
Over 40% of men who now have penile implants originally began experiencing impotence as a result of diabetes, prostate surgery or other physical conditions.
The success rate among men who have a physical cause for impotence is over 90%.
Clinical studies have shown that after insertion, penile implants don't alter the quality of sexual intercourse, sexual desire, orgasm or ejaculation that men had prior to the implant. In fact, a number of men have reported an improvement in sexual desire and performance - largely due to the confidence boost they get knowing their erection problems have been eliminated.
It's important to understand that penile implants permanently impair the erectile tissue in the penis. Once the device has been inserted, it's highly unlikely a man would be able to experience an erection without the aid of the implant.
Penile implants don't affect sperm production and should not be considered a form of contraception.
As technological and pharmaceutical advancements continue to be made, the implant devices and the materials used are also continuing to evolve and improve. Changes to the design of penile implants have resulted in fewer post-surgical complications.
Skilled urologists can now complete the surgical insertion procedure in as little as 30 minutes. Depending on the type of penile implant device chosen, the urologist inserts the prosthesis through a small incision made in the lower abdomen or the base of the penis.
During a survey conducted on a number of patients following implant surgery, 63 year old Mr P. Papamanolis from Buffalo, NY, commented:
"You've made me a new man. I thought my wife was gonna divorce me, but now she thinks I'm Casanova! Bless you, you've saved my marriage!"
There are three types of penile implants currently available. Each one of the penile implants is explained in detail on the following page. Click on the links to find out more:
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