The 3-piece penile implant includes a pair of fluid filled cylinders completely concealed within the penis, a small pump placed inside the scrotum, and a reservoir of saline placed in the lower abdomen. Squeezing and releasing the pump in the scrotum moves fluid from the reservoir into the cylinders which expand in girth (in some options) and length, mimicking a natural errection which provides rigidty when inflated. The implant may have antibiotics embedded in the surface to help prevent infection. Deflate the device by pressing the deflate button on the pump. The penis then returns to a soft, flaccid and natural-looking appearance.
There are other types of penile implants, known as semi-rigid or malleable devices. Each type of penile implant offers unique features and benefits, choosing the implant that is best for you is a very personal decision. You will want to discuss the choices with your doctor or urologist in order to choose the option that is right for you.