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The Pros and Cons of Penile Implants

An estimated 40 million men in America have erectile dysfunction. Various solutions are available to help with this condition, including medications, devices, and lifestyle changes. For men with more severe erectile dysfunction, options are limited and often unsuccessful, except for the penile implant.

A penile implant is an effective option that helps achieve firm, long-lasting erections and more satisfying sexual experiences. This medical device provides a mechanical solution to severe erectile dysfunction. It allows men to achieve and maintain an erection when desired and improves their ability to engage in sexual activities. It is used when other treatments, such as medication or therapy, are ineffective. It does not affect the urinary system, orgasm, or pleasure.

Are you considering getting a penile implant? Keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons of this male implant surgery to help you decide if it is right for you.

Understanding the Titan Penile Implant

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A Titan penile implant is a device made of silicone and Bioflex. It helps men with erectile dysfunction achieve and maintain an erection. The implant is meant to last for at least 8-15 years. It is completely concealed. It does not interfere with urination or ejaculation. If mechanical failure occurs, it can be replaced.

The implant has three main parts: two inflatable cylinders, a small fluid-filled reservoir, and a pump. These parts are surgically placed inside the penis. Once implanted, the implant remains hidden within the body.

When you want to have an erection, you squeeze the pump located in the scrotum. Squeezing this pump transfers fluid from the reservoir to the cylinders, causing them to inflate. This creates a strong, firm penis, simulating a natural erection.

To end the erection, you press a deflation button located on the pump. This allows the fluid to return from the cylinders to the reservoir, deflating the penis and returning it to its flaccid state. Overall, Titan penile implants are a safe and effective option for many men with erectile dysfunction.

The Pros of a Penile Implant

Safe and Effective

Penile implants are a safe, minimally invasive procedure requiring local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. The procedure takes an average of 45 minutes to 1 hour in an outpatient setting. Patients often return to normal activities after 10-14 days. Penile implants are self-contained, fluid-filled systems made of silicone and Bioflex. During the surgery, a small incision of less than 1.5 inches is made in the pubic region. The entire surgery is completed in under an hour. The procedure is usually successful, resulting in a high satisfaction rate for both the patient and their partner.

Variety of Options

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A significant advantage of choosing a Titan penile implant is that a wide variety of sizes are available that accommodate the wide variety of male anatomy. During your consultation, Dr. Tajkarimi will decide which implant and size is best for you. Several Coloplast Titan sizes are available within each implant option: Titan and Titan Touch.


The inflatable penile implant is totally invisible at all times. The pump is located inside your scrotum. Your penis will look relaxed and normal when flaccid. When pumped up, your erection will look natural.

Easy to Use

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A penis implant is also easy to use. The Titan pump is easy to locate, inflate and deflate. To create an erect penis, you will easily find the pump in your scrotum and gently squeeze it a few times until you reach full erection. When you want to deflate the pump, squeeze the release bars with steady and firm pressure until you get a flaccid state.

Improved Erections

Excellent and unlimited erection ability is perhaps one of the biggest pros that come with penile surgery. With your new penile prostheses, you will notice an improvement in your ability to achieve and maintain firm erections. You will see that your erections are more firm and long-lasting, allowing for satisfying sexual experiences.

Physically, you will enjoy maximum girth and length, so your erections will be solid and natural-looking. A successful Titan penis implant can result in 17% more girth, three times more rigidity, and three times more durability.

Enhanced Sexual Satisfaction

Another huge benefit that comes with your penile implant is enhanced sexual satisfaction. The Titan implant allows for fuller and more satisfying sexual experiences. It can improve sensations and feelings during intercourse and overall bedroom stamina.

As a result, this increases pleasure for you and your partner. Increased sexual satisfaction can positively impact your relationship with your partner. Therefore, restored sexual function with a Titan penis implant can strengthen intimacy, communication, and overall satisfaction in your sex life.

Boosted Self-Confidence

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After your penile procedure, you can also expect increased confidence and less stress during intimate situations. As a result, this boost in confidence can positively impact your intimate relationships and overall mental health and well-being. You will feel more assured and relaxed knowing you can maintain an erection when desired.

Spontaneous Sex Life

A successful penile implant surgery with Dr. Tajkarimi can also improve your sex life by making it easier to enjoy a more spontaneous sex life. You can engage in sexual activities without worrying about the quality or duration of your erection. Unlike other temporary methods, such as pills or injections, the implant is always ready to use. You will no longer have to plan or stress about timing, as Titan ensures a more spontaneous sex life.

Versatility in the Bedroom

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Another advantage of a Titan penile implant is that it provides versatility during sexual intercourse. With medication like Viagra, you risk having an erection that can last for a prolonged period, sometimes more than four hours. However, with your implant, you can control the duration and intensity of your erections. This flexibility gives you more control over your sexual experiences and fulfills your desires.

Long-Term Solution

Lastly, and perhaps one of the most important benefits of penile implants, is that they are a long-term solution. The implant can last 15-20 years without needing replacement. Should breakage occur, patients can correct it with a short surgical procedure.

Cons of a Penile Implant

It requires Surgery

One factor to consider with a penile implant is that it is a minimally invasive surgery. The procedure requires local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, and a recovery time of up to four weeks. This may not be an ideal option for individuals who are allergic to anesthesia or who do not wish to experience downtime.

Risks and Complications

Like any surgery, there are risks involved with getting a penis implant. While rare, these include risks such as infection, bleeding, or damage to surrounding tissue. There is also a possibility of complications, such as mechanical failure of the implant or erosion of the device into surrounding tissues, although these occurrences are relatively rare. Rest assured, Dr. Tajkarimi uses state-of-the-art surgical equipment and the latest techniques to deliver top-notch results and minimize these risks.

Recovery Time

The recovery period after the surgery can be painful and may require some time off from work or regular activities. You may feel soreness and discomfort for several days after the procedure. Discomfort should subside after two to four weeks. During this time, you must also avoid sexual activity to allow your body to heal completely. You may be advised to avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting to prevent any strain on the surgical site.

Additionally, making certain lifestyle changes is also recommended with penile implant surgery. These include exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy diet, reducing alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, and managing stress levels. These lifestyle changes can significantly improve erectile function in the long run. However, they may not be easy to follow for some individuals.

A penile implant can provide a reliable and effective solution for men with erectile dysfunction. However, it is essential to carefully consider the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare professional to thoroughly discuss the pros and cons and determine if a penile implant is the right choice for you.

Experience Titan Penile Implants in Northern Virginia

A Titan penile implant is a fantastic option to consider if you are tired of living with erectile dysfunction and desire natural-looking, long-lasting erections. If you are ready to take the step to restore your sex life and satisfy your partner, contact Dr. Tajkarimi at Better Body MD today to learn more about Titan Penile Implants.

Dr. Tajkarimi is one of the leading board-certified surgeons for penile implants. He combines art, technology, and skills to restore men’s sex lives. Northern VA and Greater Washington DC residents successfully increase their libido and self-confidence in the bedroom with Titan penile surgery. Reach out to us by text at (703) 337-3353 to book a complimentary consultation or visit us online.

We look forward to helping you eliminate erectile dysfunction so you can enjoy yourself and please your partner for years to come!


[1] Definition & Facts for Erectile Dysfunction, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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