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Penile Implants in Charleston, SC

What are Penile Implants?

Penile implants, also known as penile prosthesis, are medical devices designed to restore erectile function in men. This can be for those who experience persistent difficulties achieving or maintaining an erection.

At Lowcountry Urology, we understand the significant impact that erectile dysfunction can have on your quality of life and intimate relationships. That’s why we are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to help you regain confidence and satisfaction in your sexual health.

Our experienced urologists in Charleston are skilled in the latest advancements in penile implant technology and surgical techniques. We offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your unique needs and preferences, ensuring optimal outcomes and patient satisfaction.Schedule an appointment with one of our urology clinics today!

Why Penile Implants?

While many treatment options exist for erectile dysfunction, penile implants are considered a long-term solution for those who haven’t found success with other interventions.

Many men report the following benefits of a penile implant:

  • A reliable solution
  • Allows for spontaneity in sexual activity
  • Erections can be achieved at any time
  • Improved quality of life
  • Overall increased sexual satisfaction and function

Types of Penile Implants

The two main types of penile implants are inflatable implants and malleable implants.

  • Inflatable Implants
    • These devices consist of a pump and inflatable cylinders.
    • When the pump is activated, it transfers fluid from the reservoir to the cylinders in the penis, creating an erection.
    • Inflatable implants offer a more natural-feeling erection and the ability to control the duration of the erection.
  • Malleable Implants
    • Also known as semi-rigid or non-inflatable implants, these devices consist of bendable rods that are surgically implanted into the penis.
    • While malleable implants maintain a constant firmness, they can be discreetly adjusted to a more concealed position when not in use.

Depending on the type of implant, your surgeon will talk with you about what to expect. The surgery usually takes a couple hours and you can go home following the procedure. After inserting the implant, your surgeon will close the incisions with dissolvable stitches. It is important to monitor closely for any signs of infection or pain.

Am I a Candidate for a Penile Implant?

Penile implants are becoming increasingly common and can last about 20 years.

You may be a candidate:

  • If you aren’t a candidate for other treatments
  • You can’t get an erection sufficient for sexual activity by using other methods
  • Used to treat severe cases of a condition that causes scarring inside the penis, leading to curved, painful erections (Peyronie’s disease)

Schedule An Appointment

While penile implants allow men to get an erection, they don’t increase sexual desire or sensation. Penile implants also won’t make your penis any larger than it is at the time of surgery.

Schedule an appointment with one of our urology clinics to talk about your options for penile implants.

Better Urologic Health Awaits

Don’t wait any longer – request your appointment today!