Types of implants
The implant that the surgeon recommends basically depends on the requirement and preference of the individual.
Other factors that the surgeon and the individual going through the procedure will consider before they circle out which implant is the most suitable include:
- The current size of the penis, scrotum and glans.
- Past record of abdominal or pelvic surgery.
- Diabetes that’s not controlled
- Presence of colostomy (a surgical procedure involving the large intestine, or colon).
- History of a kidney transplant
- Circumcised genital
Keeping the above factors in mind the type of implant to be used is decided:
Inflatable Implant: two cylinders are implanted in the male genital and a pump n the scrotum. As and when the inflatable pump gets squeezed and released by the individual, the cylinders get filled with a saline solution and help the penis mimic an erection.
Types of Inflatable Implant
- One-Piece Inflatable: The saline solution is at the end of the cylinder in the penis.
- Two-Piece Inflatable: The saline solution is within the pump in the scrotum
- Three-Piece Inflatable: The fluid-filled container in these implants is in the abdomen. The three-piece inflatable implants are said to give more real experience as it makes the erection more natural.
Semi-Rigid or Malleable Rods
- In the case of these implants, the surgeon places or implants, 2 rods that are quite flexible into the penis.
- The implants can never change the size or stiffness and therefore, maintain a semi-rigid state.
- The rods can be set in different positions easily.
- No matter if the implants bend downwards, they could be straightened in an upward position for any sexual activity.
Another surgical technique used is known as a dermal graft/implant, also called a dermo fat graft. This method can increase penile girth as well as length.
The procedure involves the use of the patient’s own fat cells/tissues, taken from other parts of the body, and then transplanted into the penis.