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 4 men over the age of 60 will suffer some form of ED5, 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.3
Reasons to Consider a Penile Implant
- Patient Satisfaction Rates: Patients report a 98% satisfaction rate for inflatable penile implants.3
- 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.3
- 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.5
- Insurance Coverage: Penile implants are prescribed by a physician and are generally covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare.
Penile Implants from Coloplast
A penile implant is a discrete device that is placed into a man’s penis and is designed to help him get an erection. Once implanted, it helps put the man back in control of his body and can be used at any time, unlike other treatment options where there may be a short waiting period for them to be effective. A penile implant is an effective solution7 for men who are suffering from ED that has not been resolved by other available treatment options.
There are two basic types of penile implants that Coloplast offers:
The Titan® Touch inflatable penile prosthesis
The Genesis® Malleable penile prosthesis
Both implant types are custom fit to your body and allow you to have a satisfactory erection for sexual intercourse. Your sensitivity and ability to ejaculate are not affected. The primary difference between the two penile prosthesis types is that flexible rod implants (the Genesis) produce a permanently firm penis, while the inflatable prosthesis (the Titan) produce a more natural erection3.
Titan Touch Inflate/Deflate animation
Actual Titan Touch Penile Implant Inflate/Deflate Patient Demonstration
Titan Touch Unique Features
The Coloplast Titan Touch inflatable penile prosthesis is a self-contained, fluid-filled system made from Bioflex and silicone. The Titan penile implant is designed to mimic the look and performance of a natural erection.3
Its unique features include:
- Maximized Girth and Rigidity – Coloplast ensures better erections by providing maximized girth and rigidity compared to other cylinders on the market.3 Sizes range from 11 cm to 28 cm.
- Natural Appearance – Designed to emulate the look and performance of a natural erection.3
- Ease of Use – Titan Touch pump is easy to locate, inflate and deflate.3
- One-Touch Pump – Titan Touch is the only penile implant pump with a true one-touch release. It only requires a momentary compression of the deflation button to allow a complete fluid transfer out of the cylinders.3
- Innovative cloverleaf reservoir design – Reduced risk of auto-inflation due to the innovative Lock-outTM valve on cloverleaf reservoir.3
- Lifetime Replacement Policy – Coloplast provides a lifetime replacement policy with all of its penile implants. The inflatable implant, or any component, can be replaced for any reason during your lifetime.
- Pritchard C., et al. Comparison of AMS 700 CX and Coloplast Titan Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Cylinders Subjected To In Vitro Cyclic Buckling
- Coloplast Test Data: Bioflex Monograph
- Data on file with Coloplast
- AMS 700™ with MS Pump™ Penile Prosthesis Operating Room Manual; American Medical Systems, Inc., August 2016
- Erectile dysfunction. NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/erectiledysfunction.html.
- Coloplast Titan®, Titan ® OTR and Titan® Touch Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Instructions for Use. Coloplast Corp. 2016.
- Coloplast Genesis® Malleable Penile Prosthesis Instructions for Use. Coloplast Corp. 2014.
- Dealing with Erectile Dysfunction. UCLA Urology. http://urology.ucla. edu/dealing-with-erectile-dysfunction.
Find a Physician
Part of the reason so many men are secretive about their struggles with ED is that they’ve been conditioned to believe erectile dysfunction is just a natural part of aging. This couldn’t be further from the truth!
Getting older might mean dealing with occasional back pain and hearing difficulties, but there’s no reason why you need to continue to struggle with ED. Whether your ED is the result of diabetes, heart disease, neurological disorders or cancer treatment, help is available.
If you think a penile prosthesis may be the right choice for treating your ED, our Physician Locator tool can help you find a doctor in your area who specializes in helping men with erectile dysfunction. Remember, the sooner you begin the process of regaining control of your sexual health, the sooner you can get back to feeling like your old self.
Frequently asked questions
Will I lose any length after getting a penile implant?
Each penile implant is custom fit to your anatomy. Discuss this in greater detail with your physician.
Will I be able to have spontaneous erections with a penile prosthesis?
Both the Titan and the Genesis give you the ability to have an erection instantly and spontaneously, any time you want one.6,7 However, the implant surgery makes it impossible to ever have a “latent” or natural erection that’s not dependent on the device. Therefore, you should consider carefully whether or not an implant is the right choice for you.
What is the recovery time?
Each individual is different and therefore their recovery will be different as well. Typical recovery is between 4-6 weeks. Your physician will determine what you can and cannot do during this time. It is important to follow the recommendations that your physician gives to you to ensure the best outcome.5
Is the cost of a penile implant covered by insurance?
A penile implant is prescribed by your physician. Most insurance, including Medicare, cover the implant. Check with your physician’s office and your insurance carrier to determine your actual cost.
What makes the Genesis® and Titan® Touch different?
Both implants provide you with the capability of having an erection satisfactory for intercourse. The main difference is that the Genesis penile implant is a malleable implant consisting of two rods that are placed in the corpora cavernosa. There are no further parts to this implant. To have an erection, you only need to hold the penis and move it into the desired position. When you are finished you return the penis to the previous position. With the Titan Touch penile implant, you inflate the cylinders by pressing the pump bulb in the scrotum. You can control the firmness by pumping until you are satisfied with the erection. The best thing is to discuss each implant with your physician to make sure that you are getting the implant that is appropriate for you.
Are there risks associated with the penile prosthesis?
As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with the penile implant procedure including pain, anaesthesia reactions, repeat surgery due to infections, or mechanical problems with the device. Discuss this in greater detail with your physician.
Will anyone notice that I have an implant?
The implant is completely placed inside your body. The Titan® inflatable penile implant is not visibly noticeable. The penis appears relaxed and normal when in the flaccid state, and it is not obvious by looking at a man that he has an implant.3 The Genesis® flexible rod implant stays firm when not in the erect position, and it may “show” through clothes.
Can I have an orgasm with a penile implant?
You should be able to have an orgasm with a penile implant if you were able to have one before your procedure. Consult your physician about your expected outcome.8
Can I still have an MRI with an implant?
Yes the device is MRI compatible. A letter attesting to MRI compatibility is available. Please click the "about Coloplast" link on the bottom and fill out the contact form to request for one to be sent to you.
Important Safety Information
A penile implant, also called a penile prosthesis, is concealed entirely within the body to address erectly dysfunction (impotence). The implant requires some degree of manipulation before and after intercourse to make the penis erect or flaccid.
Penile implants are surgical solutions requiring a healing period that have risks associated with surgery such as pain, anesthesia reactions, repeat surgery due to infections, or mechanical problems with the device. The implant eliminates the possibility of a natural erection. Considerations in choosing a penile implant may include your medical condition, lifestyle, personal preference and cost.
This treatment is prescribed by your physician. Although many patients benefit from the use of this device, results may vary. Discuss the treatment options with your physician to understand the risks and benefits of the various options to determine if a penile implant is right for you.
For further question, call Coloplast Corp at 1-800-258-3476 and/or consult the company website at www.coloplast.com