How Much Does Penile Implant Surgery Cost?

The cost of penile implant surgery includes the Indian surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, operating room fee, room category. Penis implant surgery can cost $3000 to $14,000 in India, depending on the type of implant chosen.

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What is Penile Implant Surgery?

Penile implant surgery is a surgical procedure that helps people have an erection and maintain it. This is the reason these implants are a solution to those struggling with erectile dysfunction and no other conservative treatment/therapy (such as ED pills) has helped or will help. This may also be considered as a part of gender-affirming surgery.

Penile implants are also helpful in treating severe cases of a condition called Peyronie’s disease which causes scarring inside the penis which leads to curved and painful erections.

What happens in a Penile Implant Surgery?

  • In this, a prosthetic device is placed inside the penis and scrotum. This device enables individuals to achieve an erection and regain sexual function.
  • In the case of a penile implant, the surgeon extends the penile length in proportion to the length of the internal portion.
    The penile weight-hanging and certain stretching devices (Penile traction devices, or penis extenders) can be used for the next few months to permanently increase size as a successful outcome.
  • The total increase in the length may vary depending on the individual’s anatomy and it cannot be predicted prior to the surgery.

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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.

Penile Implant Surgery

  • A penile implant surgery is done in the hospital
  • General anesthesia is given to keep the individual unconscious during the surgery.
  • Medication (spinal anesthesia) may also be given to block pain in the lower part of the body.
  • Antibiotics are prescribed to rule out any infection.
  • Externally the area is treated with alcohol to maintain hygiene during the surgery and to keep away any possible infections.

Cost of Penile Implant Surgery

The cost of penile implant surgery includes the Indian surgeon’s fee, anesthesia fee, operating room fee, room category and implant fee. Penis implant surgery can cost $3000 to $17,000 in India, depending on the type of implant chosen.

Implant TypesIndian Malleable ImplantAmerican Malleable Implant
(Coloplast Genesis)
American Inflatable
2 pc Implant
(AMS AMBICOR)
American Inflatable
3 pc Implant
(AMS CX)
Cost of Surgery2500 – 3000 USD4500 – 5000 USD8500 – 9500 USD13500 – 14000 USD
StructureSilicon RodSilicon Rod2 Tubes with Button2 Tubes with Button / Resorvoir
Level of RigidityHighHighMediumHigh
Hospital Stay2 Days2 Days2-3 Days2-3 Days
Stay in Country7-10 Days7-10 Days14-16 Days14-16 Days
Expected Life of the Implant12-15 Years12-15 Years12-15 Years12-15 Years

Recovery

The procedure is a daycare surgery, people can opt to go home the same day of surgery. Pain medication is prescribed to take of discomfort post-surgery.

Antibiotics are prescribed to rule out infections. Other than this the surgeons instruct a list of to-dos which may include:

  • 4-6 weeks’ time to resume sexual activity post-surgery.
  • Keep the genitals pointed towards the belly button to avoid being curved downward.
  • Religiously follow the follow-ups, for the removal of stitches and external examination.
  • Instructions on how to use the implant
  • When to resume work and regular day-to-day activities.

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Possible risks associated with penile implant surgeries:

  • Infection: like any other surgery the risk of any infection can’t be ruled out. However, the risk of infection increases in case of diabetes or a prior spinal injury.
  • Implant problems: The latest implants are made using advanced technology and are mostly reliable. However, there may be a rare case of implant malfunction, which should be treated immediately.
  • Internal erosion/adhesion: in some cases, the implants may stick to the skin of the penis from the inside or wear out the skin from inside the penis. It’s rare that it would break through the skin. All these problems are, therefore, linked to infection.

Results

Penile implants are the most successful treatment available for erectile dysfunction, males who’ve got them and their partners have reported satisfaction with the devices. Noticeably, implants have the highest rate of satisfaction of all the erectile dysfunction treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Are penile implants effective?
It has been observed that after 5-6 weeks people who underwent the surgery did not find any significant differences in their functioning or in their satisfaction. Over 80% of people who had taken the surgery and their partners were completely satisfied with their implant.

Q. What is the life expectancy of an implant?
The life expectancy is based on which implant the surgeon advises. However, research suggests up to 85% of inflatable implants work for around 10 years.

Q. Is it possible to choose or expect a particular penis size and shape?
Even the real size and shape of the penis are different from person to person. So, an increase in the size of the penis differs and works accordingly during the surgery.

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