What are the risks of penile implants?
Implanting penile cavernous body prostheses involves replacing these structures with an artificial material. Typical complications include hematoma, pain in the penis and surrounding area, infection and, very rarely, loss of sensation in the penile area. Another risk is the unsatisfactory result of the procedure, especially if a non-inflatable or two-piece implant was chosen.
The patient may also experience discomfort in the penis caused by the presence of the implant. Placement of the implant involves irreversible damage to the cavernous bodies, though it has to be kept in mind that they were dysfunctional.