Prostate Cancer is one of the most curable types that exists, but the treatment brings some consequences for the man that must be treated with caution. It is practically certain that this patient will experience problems such as erectile dysfunction (difficulty with erection) or even sexual impotence.
Radical Prostatectomy and erection problems
When undergoing procedures such as radical prostatectomy, radiotherapy, brachytherapy, and hormone therapy, men are more susceptible to erection problems. Many times the penis remains erect during sexual intercourse, but not with the same vigor as before, and also for less time.
As a consequence, erections (especially involuntary ones) also become less frequent, and in this situation fibrosis can appear. These are largely responsible for the loss of size and thinning of the penis, as well as the complete lack of erection.
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Fibrosis and reduction of penis size
Most men who undergo prostate cancer treatment will have a smaller penis size. This reduction in size must be identified before any prosthesis surgery, in order to offer the possibility of size recovery to the patient.
If a simple prosthesis implant is done, the penis may become smaller or thinner, and soon the patient will be very dissatisfied. No man deals well with a smaller penis, and this ends up interfering with his self-esteem, self-confidence, and even his masculinity. For a man to feel complete it is important that everything is right with his best friend: the penis [not his dog].
Recovering size before installing penile prosthesis
If there is a need for surgical treatment for the erection problem, the differential to be offered is to recover as much as possible of the penis measures – to lengthen and widen it before placing the prosthesis. This procedure is called Penile Reconstruction, an area in which I am a pioneer and author of the Egydio Technique, for lengthening the penile shaft to the limit of the nerves, blood vessels, and urethra.
The implantation of the prosthesis is done in the same surgical act and has the function of recovering the rigidity for penetration, soon after the expansion of the tissues. Thus, the level of patient satisfaction and the recovery of self-esteem are extremely high.
I want to emphasize that just placing the implant will not increase the size of the penis, many patients have this doubt, what recovers size is the best technique used to treat fibosis.
The choice of the best implant depends on the surgeon’s experience and also on the real situation of the patient’s penis, the degree of size reduction, caliber and fibrosis, etc. There is no single recipe, a malleable implant is not better than an inflatable one, and vice versa. To receive a pre-analysis of your case, please see the form below.