Insertion of penile implant

Insertion of the implant into the phallus that was formed during your phalloplasty and allows sexual intercourse with penetration.

The insertion of the penile implant is a surgical procedure during which the implant is inserted into the phallus that was formed during your phalloplasty.

We are working with different implant models. The model, mechanism, and length will be chosen according to your anatomy and your preferences.

Some implants work with a pump mechanism that will provides rigidity to the implant. It is also possible to use a semi-rigid and malleable rod that does not require a pump.

This procedure can be performed 6 months after the construction of the urethra (Step 2) or 6 to 9 months after phalloplasty if the construction of the urethra was carried out at the same time (Steps 1 and 2). 

Limitation of the penile implant:

  • The penile implant does not permit the phallus to stand or rise as high as a biological penis.  

*Due to multiple factors that are unique to each individual, results may vary from one person to another. Be assured that our surgical team works with each patient individually to achieve the best results possible.

The surgical procedure, your stay and convalescence

Average length of the surgery

Admission to the CMC



Convalescence at Asclépiade

Convalescence at home

Return to physical activities and sports

90 minutes The day of the surgery Regional

1 night postoperatively

None 3 weeks 12 weeks
Medical follow-ups and appointments: Asclépiade provides personalized postoperative follow-ups to all patients. If needed, you could ask for a follow-up appointment with your surgeon one month after your surgery. Please communicate with our postoperative team in the first place.