A penis implant does not impact the flaccid state of the penis. The implant is placed inside the penis, and it is not visible or palpable when the penis is flaccid. The implant can be used to make the penis erect, but it does not affect the way the penis looks or feels when it is flaccid.
There are two main types of penis implants: semi-rigid implants and inflatable implants. Semi-rigid implants are made of silicone rods that are inserted into the penis. The rods can be bent to different positions, and they provide a constant level of rigidity. Inflatable implants are made of two silicone cylinders that are inserted into the penis. The cylinders are connected to a pump that is located in the scrotum. When the pump is squeezed, the cylinders fill with fluid, which makes the penis erect.
Both semi-rigid and inflatable implants can be used to improve the appearance and function of the penis. However, they are not a cure for erectile dysfunction. They can also be used to treat Peyronie’s disease, which is a condition that causes the penis to curve.
If you are considering getting a penis implant, it is important to talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of each type of implant. You should also talk to your doctor about your expectations for the implant.
A penile implant, whether inflatable or malleable, can impact the flaccid state of the penis to some extent. The specific impact will vary based on the type of implant and the individual’s anatomy. Here’s how each type of implant can influence the flaccid state:
- Inflatable Implants: Inflatable penile implants consist of inflatable cylinders placed within the penis, a fluid reservoir typically implanted in the abdomen or scrotum, and a pump placed in the scrotum. 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.
In the flaccid state, inflatable implants can cause a subtle increase in penile girth due to the presence of the cylinders. However, the increase is generally not significant and might not be noticeable to others. The scrotal pump used to activate the implant may be felt but usually doesn’t cause discomfort.
- Malleable Implants: Malleable penile implants consist of bendable rods that are surgically implanted into the penis. The rods can be manually bent upward to achieve an erection and bent downward when not in use. In the flaccid state, the rods maintain a semi-rigid state, which might lead to a slightly firmer feel compared to a natural flaccid penis.
The flaccid state with a malleable implant is generally different from a natural flaccid penis. The implant maintains a certain level of firmness, which some men might find less comfortable or less aesthetically pleasing.