An Accurate Description for Patients Considering a Malleable Penile Implant with PeritoUrology.
A malleable penile implant is a surgical device that allows an impotent male to have an erection. The malleable implant consists of two cylinders that are always hard but pliable. All components are concealed within the body and cannot be seen from the outside.
The penile implant cylinders reside in the penis on either side of the penis. No tissue is removed to place the cylinders; the cylinders simply occupy spaces that were previously filled with blood, when one was potent. The cylinders do not disrupt the flow of urine or ejaculate. The cylinders do not alter the sensation of the penis. The cylinders also do not affect tumescence of the glans (i.e. head) of the penis.
Unlike the inflatable penile implant, no pump is needed to initiate an erection. Like a goose-neck lamp, the penis can be manipulated into the “erect” position for sexual activity. A malleable penile implant can be maintained in this position for as long as the patient desires. The patient can orgasm and continue with sexual intercourse if so desired. The patient determines when he wants to position the penis in the resting state.
Using the same principles as the minimally invasive penile implant technique (The Perito Implant™), we are able to implant the penile implant cylinders through a two-inch incision on the bottom of the penis. The procedure can be performed safely under general, spinal or local anesthesia in less than 15 minutes. The procedure can be outpatient or overnight depending upon what is both safest and most convenient for the patient.
Normally, patients can resume sexual activity between 4 and 6 weeks.