Mention erectile dysfunction in a room full of guys you’ve known for decades and you’re likely to be met with dead silence. Even though 1 out of every 2 men over the age of 40 suffers from ED,1 no guy ever wants to talk about it.
Prescription pills are usually the first course of action for treating erectile dysfunction, but often they aren’t an instant fix. When pills aren’t an option, a penile implant can offer real hope. A penile implant (or penile prosthesis) is a medical device that is custom-fit and surgically placed into a penis to produce a natural-looking and natural-feeling erection.
Reasons to Consider a Penile Implant
- Patient Satisfaction Rates: Studies indicate 93.8% of men were moderately or completely satisfied with their penile prosthesis choice, far outpacing satisfaction levels for ED medication (51.6%) or injection therapy (40.9%). 2
- A Discrete Treatment for ED: A penile prosthesis is not noticeable when your penis is flaccid. Your partner won’t be able to tell you’ve had an implant to treat your ED unless you tell them.
- Minimal Recovery Time: Every man is different, but a typical recovery time after a prosthesis implant procedure is four to six weeks. After you’ve fully recovered, you can begin enjoying sex once more.
- Insurance Coverage: Penile implants are prescribed by a physician and are generally covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.