Penile Implants for Erection Problems
What To Expect After Surgery
You likely will stay 1 or 2 days in the hospital. You will take antibiotics for up to 2 weeks after surgery to prevent infection.
The urinary catheter is used for about 1 day after surgery.
Do not wear tight underwear or clothing until the surgical incision has healed. Men with inflatable implants may need to avoid tight clothing for 6 weeks to avoid pushing the saline reservoir out of position.
You can typically return to strenuous physical activity and sex after about a month. Inflatable implants usually are not inflated for a month.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology