The penis prosthesis, or the happiness bar known by the public, is the operation of placing a artificial penis into the body, which is applied to men who cannot perform the penis erection necessary for sexual intercourse naturally and do not respond to simpler treatments.
Penile prostheses are usually made of silicone alloy materials and are usually placed in 2 sponge-shaped chambers in each penis. Therefore, when penile prosthesis surgery is performed on a person, 2 sticks are placed in a penis.
There are flexible fixed models of the penile prosthesis as well as models that are soft in normal state and provide a hard and ready-to-intercourse penis appearance when water is filled.
Basically, there are two groups of penile prostheses.
Malleable penis prosthesis
These are prostheses that remain firm but have the feature of bending and twisting.
Inflatable (Inflatable / Pumped) penis prosthesis
Two or three piece devices with an inflatable / deflated mechanism.
The fact that the prostheses in the first group are constantly stiff may be unnatural. The ability to inflate and lower the prostheses in the second group gives them a more natural function.
This surgery can vary between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours depending on the type of prosthesis to be placed. Postoperative hospital stay, on the other hand, may vary between 2-5 days, depending on the patient’s pain and wound healing. The fact that antibiotics are given as a preservative by injection may also prolong this period.
After penile implant surgery, medication is likely to be needed to relieve pain. Mild pain may persist for several weeks. A week of antibiotics may be required to prevent infection.
The doctor gives personalized instructions on when to resume daily life. Most men can resume strenuous physical and sexual activities four to six weeks after surgery. Approximately two weeks later, it will be necessary to go to the doctor’s control to remove the stitches.