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The penile implant is placed surgerically either through one incision under the scrotum or through an incision under the lower abdomen.
Usually the device is filled with saline and the patient has a pump which is hidden under the scrotum. By pressing on the pump the saline travels through a reservoir and travels into the device. (University 2011)
There are many factors that play a role into finding the right penile implant. Some factors include age, penile size, scrotum size, history of previously implant, the patients medical history and other pending factors. (Advanced)
This website is a penile implant blog about a man name Bob keeping a report week by week about how his new penile implant is doing. He talks about what advice his doctor gave him and gives pictures throughout his post-operative period.
This website tries to advertise several implant materials such as “the titan” which is a OTR inflatable penile implant. They also try to advertise “the genesis” which is a flexible rod penile implant.
The majority of articles read stated that over 90% of patient, spouses, and couples are satisfied with their prosthetic and it’s functionality.
The prosthetic is for medical reasons and not for sexual enhancement; therefore, those undergoing the procedure are satisfied that they are sexually functional, instead of being concerned with enhancement.
Like any other medical procedure there are risks and unsuccessful surgeries; however, it seems this procedure has been refined and the majority of the “kinks” have been worked out.
Finally, We believe the product is effective in it’s ability to restore the patient’s ability to engage in sexual activity and regain what was lost due to a medical issue
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Mayo Clinic. (2011, August 2).Penile implants. Retrieved November 9, 2011 from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/penile-implants/MY00358
Straight Talk. (n.d.)Penile implants. Retrieved November 8,2011 from http: //straighttalk .net/? page_id=8
University of Maryland medical school: Division of Urology, Erectile Dysfunction. 2011, May 6. Penile implant surgery: Q&A with Dr. Andrew Kramer Retrieved November 9,2011 from http://www.umm. edu/urology/ed/implant_ed . htm