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Living with Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can be difficult. When you’re struggling with ED, it can be very distressing. You may feel like you have lost control of your body and your self-esteem can be affected. You may feel depressed, isolated, resentful and anxious. Not feeling like yourself can consume your every waking thought and affect your personal relationships.
However, Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is not an inevitable part of ageing and, in most cases, it can be overcome.
Although there is no cure for Erectile Dysfunction (ED), treatments are available that will allow you to get an erection. Treatment options include medication in the form of a pill; medication that you inject into your penis and vacuum erection devices.
Unfortunately there are some drawbacks to these treatment options which make them unsuitable for many men.
Some of the drawbacks include waiting up to an hour for any benefit; not gaining a firm enough erection, side effects to the medication, injections are painful and can cause bleeding and bruising.
A Penile Implant can fix your erection issues for life, and restore your love life:
A Penile Implant gives you the ability to have an erection – instantly – whenever the time is right, for however long you and your partner want. It puts you back in control and back to enjoying a normal love life.
A penile implant is a discrete device that is placed into a man’s penis and is designed to help him get an erection. Once implanted, it helps put the man back in control of his body and can be used at any time, unlike other treatment options where there may be a waiting period for them to be effective.
A penile implant involves a routine surgical procedure. Most men can return home the day after surgery, and after full recovery may resume sexual activity after six weeks.
Penile implants have been a safe and effective standard of care for men suffering from ED for many years. They offer hope and a return to intimacy and a normal life for many men with ED.
There are two different penile implants to consider – an inflatable implant or a flexible implant:
Titan® (One-touch-release) OTR implant:
The Titan inflatable penile implant is the most popular and gives a more natural erection.
There are three parts to the implant which are connected by silicone tubing:
When you squeeze the pump, fluid (usually normal saline) is moved from the reservoir into the penile cylinders, creating an erection. When you press the deflate button on the pump, the fluid moves out of the penis and back into the reservoir for a natural looking flaccid penis.
The Genesis is a flexible penile implant that consists of two firm but flexible rods that are placed into the shaft of the penis. There are no other parts to this implant. To have an erection, you simply hold the penis and move it into the desired position. When you are finished, you bend it back down to conceal it. This implant suits those with limited dexterity.
Both implant types are custom fitted to your body and allow you to have a satisfactory erection for sexual intercourse. Your sensitivity and ability to ejaculate should not be affected.
Dr. Christopher Love, A Prosthetic Urological Surgeon, will help you decide which implant is right for you. He carefully considers your medical condition, lifestyle, and personal preferences to help you weigh the pros and cons.
Dr Christopher Love is the foremost Erectile Dysfunction (ED) surgery specialist in Australia.
He is recognised worldwide as an expert in all forms of ED treatment.
Dr Love is the most experienced penile implant surgeon in Australia, and does large numbers of implants every year. His surgical techniques are innovative and of world standard, and we believe this surgery to be the “gold standard” when it comes to treating erectile dysfunction, when other treatments are not suitable or don’t work.
He became involved in Men’s Health in 1987 and has been a major penile implant surgeon in Australia since that time and is now the highest volume implant surgeon in Australia. He is regarded as a leading national expert in the field of prosthetic urology.
He has developed his own technique for penile implant surgery, the Minimally-Invasive No-Touch (MINT) procedure, which has resulted in some of the lowest published infection rates for primary penile implant surgery in the world.
You do not need a referral from your GP, but a referral will reduce the cost of the consultation.