Side Effects and Recovery
Penile implant surgery is generally a lower-risk procedure that’s effective, but it does carry a degree of risk and is associated with certain post-surgical side effects. Infection is a common problem, so it is essential that you follow all the instructions that your care team provides for cleaning, care and maintenance of your surgical site after the procedure. You may be given antibiotics to lower the risk and symptoms related to infection. The other complication to be aware of is the shelf-life of the device itself. Devices like penile implants don’t last forever, and the more complicated devices are more likely to malfunction or prone wear down after eight to twelve years.