This is usually only considered if you have tried other treatments first and they have not worked, or if you are unable to have other treatments because you have another health condition.
There are two main types of implants. The first type uses semi-rigid rods that keep the penis fairly hard all the time but allow it to be bent down when you do not need an erection. The second type is an inflatable implant in the penis, and a pump placed in the scrotum. When you squeeze the pump the implant fills with fluid (saline) which will make the penis
become erect. Your erection will last for as long as the implant is inflated. Two out of 100 men (two per cent) who have this surgery get an infection which means the implant will have to be taken out. The implant can be put back in again once the infection has been treated with antibiotics. Five out of 100 men (five per cent) may need further surgery after five years because the implant has stopped working. In general, the implant may only work for about ten to 12 years, before it needs to be replaced.