January 18 2015
Dear Dr. Reed,
I Would like to have a 10 inch penile implant non-inflatable, concealable prostheses used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction rigid, but with flexibility to position the rods in an erect or concealed configuration. a model with a tapered silicone elastomer body for a natural shape, providing xcellent girth while maintaining a firm erection.
In the past I had an inflatable prostheses placed in, but it has recently broken inside and needs to be replace. Could you perform this operation, taking one prosthesis out, and placing the non-inflatable in? Thank you for your attention, I will make an appointment as soon as I have your answer.
Dustin from Houston, Texas.
Good afternoon Dustin,
Thank you for reviewing our web-site http://www.penisdoctor.com/prosthesis.htm
Can it be done? Well possibly. Is it a good idea? Frankly no.
Unilateral inflatable implants are performed in unusual situations such as a man who has had complete rebuilding of his penis (phalloplasty) or in a female to male transsexual with same. I have not heard nor would I recommend an inflatable on one side and a semi-rigid or malleable on the other. Either replace the inflatable with another inflatable or have malleables inserted on both sides. You say 10″ length. Only if what was put in is 10″ long. To insert an excessively large implant into a smaller space will only lead to tissue breakdown and extrusion. You’ll be back in the operating room again, more than once.
If you would like to call the office, we can talk further.
Harold M. Reed, M.D. FICS
Senior Member of the American Urological Association
Member Society of Genito-Urinary Reconstructive Surgeons
Founding Member and Treasurer of American Academy of Phalloplasty Surgeons
Founding Member Sexual Society of North America
International Society for Sexual Medicine