No, a penis implant does not result in a permanently erect appearance. The implant is designed to provide a man with an erection when he wants one, but it will not cause the penis to be erect all the time. The implant can be inflated or deflated by the man, depending on his needs.
There are two main types of penile implants: semi-rigid and inflatable. Semi-rigid implants are made of silicone and are permanently erect. Inflatable implants are made of silicone and are stored in two cylinders in the scrotum. When the man wants an erection, he pumps fluid into the cylinders, which makes the penis erect.
Both types of penile implants can be used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is a condition that affects a man’s ability to get or maintain an erection. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including age, smoking, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Penile implants are a safe and effective treatment for ED. They can help men regain their sexual function and confidence. However, they are not without risks. Possible complications of penile implants include infection, bleeding, and pain.
If you are considering a penile implant, talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits. They can help you decide if an implant is right for you.
A penis implant, whether inflatable or malleable, is designed to allow men to achieve and maintain an erection when desired, but it is not intended to result in a permanently erect appearance. The primary goal of a penile implant is to provide the ability to achieve an erection for sexual activity and then return to a flaccid state when not in use. Here’s how each type of implant affects the appearance of the penis:
- Inflatable Implants: Inflatable penile implants consist of inflatable cylinders placed within the penis, a fluid reservoir, and a pump. When the pump is activated, fluid is transferred from the reservoir to the cylinders, creating an erection. When not in use, the fluid returns to the reservoir, deflating the cylinders and allowing the penis to return to a flaccid state.
Inflatable implants are designed to mimic the natural process of erection and flaccidity, allowing for a normal range of penile appearance. When the implant is not activated, the penis should appear flaccid. The erect appearance is only present when the pump is manually activated.
- Malleable Implants: Malleable penile implants consist of bendable rods that are surgically implanted into the penis. These rods allow the penis to be positioned in an upward angle to simulate an erection and bent downward when not in use.
With malleable implants, the penis will have a semi-rigid appearance when the rods are in the upward position, but it is not a full erection. When the rods are bent downward, the penis will appear flaccid.