A man’s sexual wellness is largely centered around the ability to obtain an erection and to keep that erection for the duration of sexual intercourse. When an erectile function is diminished, and sexual intercourse is cut short due to softening of the penis, there are repercussions, and sometimes they can be severe. Men who do not operate as well as they think they should suffer tremendous self-esteem issues. They are disappointed in their body and worry that their partner may be, as well. These worries are just part of the reason why it is important to obtain medical care for erectile dysfunction.
Knowing Where to Turn
The fact that we now talk more openly about erectile dysfunction has created quite the double-edged sword. Men want help, and they can find it. The problem is knowing where to turn. Because ED is known as a widespread problem, there is no lack of over-the-counter “solutions.” Testosterone creams, supplements, vacuums, and more. It is important to understand that ED may stem from hormonal imbalance. But it may also indicate another problem. A formal assessment is the only way to know what is behind sexual performance issues. It is also the straightest and shortest path to resolution.
The Implant Idea
However much we may know about erectile dysfunction that we didn’t know before, there is one treatment option that is still flying under the radar: penile implant surgery. At this point, no more than 20,000 procedures are typically performed in a given year. Why? The common theory is that men just don’t know about this treatment option. The limited exposure may be a momentary introduction to the term “penile implant” and nothing more. To even entertain the idea of treatment, a man needs to first know some important details:
- No one can see the penile implant. Structures are bendable, and the pump is discreetly placed in the scrotal sac.
- Physical sensations remain optimal for both partners. More than 90% of patients and their partners state that they would recommend penile implants as a viable treatment for ED.
- Penile implant surgery takes less than an hour.
- Surgical recovery is usually only a week to 10 days.
- A penile implant has a lifespan of up to 15 years.