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Penile Surgery - a Medical View

While surgery should never be the first choice when it comes to erectile issues many sufferers, frustrated by the apparent lack of options, end up turning to surgery to remedy the condition. However, the surgical options aren't quite as effective as some believe, and alternate options can often be far more effective.

There are several major forms of surgery to restore erectile function, with each option having its own advantages and drawbacks:

Vascular Reconstructive Surgery: With blood flow to the penis being one of the major physical issues preventing people from gaining erections, this surgery is designed to bypass certain arteries, restoring the flow of blood to the penis. During the surgery, an artery from a muscle in the stomach is transferred to one in the penis. This creates a path for blood to move around the problem area.

Doctors rarely recommend the operation and it’s very much a last option for most, since it's technically difficult, costly, and doesn’t always work. It may be a good alternative for those who are younger and have ED because of an injury to the penis and/or the area around it. With a relatively low success rate for this kind of surgery, it’s very much a last option for most.

Penile Prosthesis Options: While there are various kinds of penile prosthesis available, from rod-based treatments to inflatable options, penile prosthesis surgery involves a prosthesis being surgically inserted into the penis to restore sexual function. With this type of implant, the penis is always semi-rigid and merely needs to be lifted or adjusted into the erect position to initiate sex. A penile implant is typically only used when there is a clear medical cause for ED and when the problem is unlikely to resolve or improve naturally with other treatments. Sometimes a penile prosthesis is implanted during surgery to reconstruct the penis when scarring has caused erections to curve (Peyronie's disease).

This option works for most, but may put some off, with some prostheses significantly altering how the penis looks and feels (particularly with the permanent semi-rigidity of the rod prosthetic.

Non-Surgical Alternatives for Penile Issues

Considering the costs and potential risks of surgery, the majority of specialists will only recommend it as a last alternative. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re being given the full list of potential ways to improve your condition.

Vacuum Pumps: Helping approximately 9 out of 10 users recover full sexual capacity, vacuum pumps are a frequently overlooked way to improve the ability to gain and maintain an erection. When used, vacuum erection devices create a vacuum around the penis, quickly drawing in blood, resulting in an erection.

Vacuum pumps can make a real difference: we make the very best options available. Built to remove the key issues people report with standard vacuum pumps, VaxAid Trainer and VaxAid Deluxe Pumps can be used in water. Safely expanding the corpora cavernosa in a consistent vacuum, 90% of men report an improvement in sexual capacity. The devices can also be used in air for sexual spontaneity.

VaxAid delivers more vacuum power than many other pumps, with many users reporting that this leads to quicker (and longer lasting) erections.

We guarantee that VaxAid will make a difference for you, with our 60-day satisfaction promise including a full refund if you’re not impressed.

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