The impact of a penis implant on the sensitivity of the glans (head) of the penis can vary depending on the type of implant and the individual’s anatomy. In general, implants that are placed beneath the corpora cavernosa (the two spongy cylinders that make up the penis) are less likely to affect sensitivity than implants that are placed in the corpora spongiosum (the spongy cylinder that surrounds the urethra).
Some men may experience a decrease in sensitivity after having a penis implant, while others may experience no change or even an increase in sensitivity. There is no way to predict how an individual will respond to an implant, so it is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits with a doctor before making a decision.
Here are some additional things to consider:
- The type of implant: There are two main types of penis implants: inflatable implants and semi-rigid implants. Inflatable implants have two cylinders that are filled with saline solution, while semi-rigid implants are made of silicone. Inflatable implants are more complex and require surgery to insert and remove, but they offer more flexibility and sensation. Semi-rigid implants are simpler to insert and remove, but they may not offer as much sensation.
- The individual’s anatomy: The amount of tissue that is removed during surgery can also affect sensitivity. If too much tissue is removed, it can lead to decreased sensitivity.
- The individual’s expectations: It is important to have realistic expectations about the impact of a penis implant on sensitivity. Some men may experience a significant decrease in sensitivity, while others may experience no change or even an increase in sensitivity.
The impact of a penile implant on the sensitivity of the glans (head) of the penis can vary from individual to individual. While the goal of penile implant surgery is to restore erectile function, potential changes in sensation are among the considerations to discuss with your healthcare provider before undergoing the procedure. Here are some key points to consider:
- Preservation of Sensation: Surgeons aim to preserve existing sensation during penile implant surgery. Modern surgical techniques are designed to minimize damage to nerves and tissues that contribute to sensation in the penis.
- Temporary Changes: Some individuals might experience temporary changes in sensation due to the surgical procedure itself. These changes are typically related to the healing process and tend to improve over time.
- Individual Variation: Sensation can be highly individualized. Some individuals might notice minimal changes in sensation, while others might perceive subtle differences in the sensitivity of the glans.
- Adjustment Period: After the surgery, there might be an adjustment period during which you become accustomed to the presence of the implant and any potential changes in sensation. Over time, your body and nervous system can adapt.
- Psychological Factors: Psychological factors, such as anxiety or anticipation related to the implant, can influence the perception of sensation. Individuals who experience a positive emotional response to restored erectile function might also notice enhanced sensations.