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Penile Implant: What can I expect after a penile prosthesis surgery?

All the questions about penile implants you can ask, answered by specialist doctors and nurses. There is a lot to learn about the penile implant procedure, so let’s get started!

After surgery: are there any complications?

You will feel your implant when it is inflated as well as deflated. However, as it is inside you, no one will know that you have an implant unless they touch your genitalia. The sensation experienced by you and your partner will be different to start with, however, you will enjoy a normal erection, with an orgasm and an ejaculation as you get used to the implant.

However, some complications may exist. Some men may experience lower urinary tract symptoms after surgery. Infections can also occur some time after the operation. If you notice bruising on the scrotum, swelling, a discharge or any pain to the penis, contact your urologist.

What is the recovery time?

Everyone is different and recovery time varies. However, the recovery time is typically between 6 weeks until you can resume sexual activity.2 Your doctor or nurse will determine what you can and can’t do during this time. It is important to follow all recommendations from your health care professionals for the best outcome.

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. Considerations in choosing a penile implant may include your medical condition, lifestyle, personal preference and cost.

This treatment is prescribed by your physician. Although many patients benefit from the use of this device, results may vary. 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.


  • Will I be able to have spontaneous erections with a penile implant?
  • Can I have an orgasm with a penile implant?
  • Will anyone notice I have an implant?


All the questions you may have in mind gathered in our FAQ

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