2-Piece Inflatable Penile Implant

A 2-piece inflatable penile implant is a penile prosthesis plastic surgery solution for a more natural erection feel and appearance.

2-Piece Inflatable Penile Implant

The Skinny


Average Recovery

5 weeks

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Implant

Surgical

Yes

Cost

$13000 - $35000

The Specifics


What is a 2-piece inflatable penile implant?

A 2-piece inflatable penile implant is a plastic surgery procedure utilizing implanted cylinders and a reservoir to create erections. A 2-piece inflatable penile implant is a last line therapy for refractory erectile dysfunction or for those undergoing gender confirmation surgery. Cylinders inserted into the corpus cavernosum (spongy erectile tissue) can be manually inflated with a reservoir placed in the scrotum.

Compared to inflatable implants, non-inflatable penile implants are simpler to use and less likely to have malfunctions than, however, they create a penis that is consistently slightly rigid, and may be uncomfortable and/or difficult to conceal.

When considering treatment options for erectile dysfunction, Peyronie's disease, and other sexual activity concerns, inflatable penile prostheses, like the 2-piece and 3-piece implants, are more regularly used. The most appropriate type of implant for an individual can be determined through a professional consultation.

What cosmetic concerns does a 2-piece inflatable penile implant procedure treat?

  1. Male Sexual Wellness: Implantation of cylinders into the corpus cavernosum during a Two Piece Inflatable Penile Implant with placement of a reservoir pump in the scrotum allows for an artificially created, controllable, and functional more natural erection.
  2. Gender Confirmation: Implantation of inflatable devices can be used as part of a genital construction procedure.

Who is the ideal candidate for a 2-piece inflatable penile implant procedure?

The ideal candidate for a 2-piece inflatable penile implant procedure has erectile dysfunction unresponsive to other medical treatments or is seeking an implant as a part of gender confirmation surgery. A 2-piece inflatable penile implant is not recommended for those with unrealistic expectations of the procedure, those seeking a longer penis or increased penis size, or those with certain chronic conditions.

What is the average recovery associated with a 2-piece inflatable penile implant procedure?

Most patients experience a few weeks of recovery time following a 2-piece inflatable penile implant cosmetic surgery. The implant should be inflated twice daily to encourage tissue expansion around the device. Work can be resumed after one to two weeks. Strenuous exercise and sexual intercourse are generally permitted after four to six weeks.

What are the potential side effects of a 2-piece inflatable penile implant procedure?

Possible side effects following a 2-piece inflatable penile implant procedure include persistent chronic pain for two to three months, bleeding, implant movement, erosion of the implant, infection, scar tissue formation, urinary tract infections, and urethral erosion.

What can someone expect from the results of a 2-piece inflatable penile implant procedure?

The results of a 2-piece inflatable penile implant procedure are immediately visible and permanent.

What is the average cost of a 2-piece inflatable penile implant procedure?

A Two Piece Inflatable Penile Implant can cost anywhere from $13,000 to $35,000. The actual cost of a 2-piece inflatable penile implant is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.

Pros

easier to useeasy to concealgood option for men with limited dexteritysimple procedure

Cons

small pumpcan be difficult to inflatenot as rigidabnormal feelabnormal appearancepartial erectionunnatural shapedeterioration of penile fleshthinning of penile flesh

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


2 piece inflatable implants can be surgically inserted into the penis to improve sexual health and provide patients with a natural feeling and natural looking erection. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a penile implant procedure.

The Takeaway


A 2-piece inflatable penile implant is a type of penile prosthesis used to create a mechanical erection in men with sexual dysfunction or those undergoing gender confirmation surgery.

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