A penis implant, also known as a penile prosthesis, is not designed to increase the length or girth of the penis. The primary purpose of a penile implant is to provide a solution for individuals with severe erectile dysfunction (ED) who have not responded well to other treatments. The implant allows individuals to achieve and maintain erections suitable for sexual activity.
The design of a penile implant involves the placement of inflatable cylinders (inflatable implant) or malleable rods (malleable implant) within the penis. These devices enable the penis to become rigid when inflated, allowing for sexual activity. However, the implant does not alter the natural size or dimensions of the penis when it is not inflated.
If an individual is interested in increasing the length or girth of the penis for cosmetic reasons, they should discuss their goals and concerns with a qualified healthcare provider. It’s important to note that procedures designed for cosmetic enhancement, such as penile lengthening or augmentation surgeries, are distinct from penile implant surgery and have their own considerations, potential risks, and outcomes. Individuals considering any type of procedure should have a thorough consultation with a healthcare provider to understand the available options and make informed decisions based on their needs and preferences.