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Z Urology offers many treatments and procedures that can be life-altering. One of the procedures we do most often is the penile prosthesis. It is also known as a penile implant. Ask anyone who has gotten this procedure, and they will tell you that it is a “miracle”. It has allowed for self-confidence as well as sexual performance increases. And we do them at Z Urology all the time.

What is Penile Prosthesis?

Penile implants are surgically placed within the penis for men having difficulties with Erectile Dysfunction. This procedure should be seen as a last resort as it is not normally the first option for those with ED.

There are two main types of penile implants; the inflatable implant and the semirigid implant. Both of these implants are purely designed to allow a man to receive an erection. They in no way a stimulant for sexual desire or libido.

Types of Penile Prosthesis

There are two types of penile prosthesis; Inflatable penis implants and semirigid penile implants. Here we will go into a little detail about each of the penile implants.

  • Inflatable Penile Implants – Inflatable devices that pump up prior to having sexual intercourse. Usually, the inflatable penile implants will consist of three attachments. There will be a reservoir under the abdominal wall that will hold fluid. Next, there will be a pump and release valve inside of the scrotum to control the fluid that will be used for inflation. Finally, the inflatable cylinders that will maintain your erection.


  • Semirigid Penile Implants – These penile implants are going to be permanently firm. You will maintain an erection at all times and will have to adjust the penis either towards the body or away from the body.

Risks of Penile Implants

Due to this being a surgery, there are always risks. Risks include:

  • Infections –  May cause swelling and inflammation and are a chance in any surgery. These will be treated with antibiotics.
  • Implant Issues – Very rarely, these penile implants may malfunction. In these cases, surgery to repair and/or replace the penile implant will be necessary.

There are other issues that may occur that you will have to discuss with your Urologist. If you are experiencing any serious pain following the surgery, contact your health care provider as soon as possible.

If you feel you are in need of help with a penile treatment, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.

You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!