Penile implants, unlike testicular implants, are devices placed inside the penis to allow men with erectile dysfunction (ED) to get an erection. Penile implants are typically recommended after other treatments for ED fail.
For most men, erectile dysfunction can be successfully treated with medications or the use of a penis pump (vacuum constriction device). You might consider penile implants if you aren’t a candidate for other treatments or you can’t get an erection sufficient for sexual activity by using other methods.
Choosing the penile prosthesis that is most optimal for you is a very personal decision. Because each type of prosthesis offers unique features, you will want to discuss the choices with your doctor to identify your best option.