Inflatable Penile Implant
ξ Keep the penis dry while the dressing
is in place. You may take the
dressing off after 24 hours. If the
wound is still draining, apply a light
ξ Your stitches will dissolve on their
own. They do not need to be taken
out in the clinic.
ξ You may shower 24 hours after
surgery. Do not soak in a bathtub,
hot tub, or swimming pool until your
wound is healed.
ξ Take the antibiotics your doctor
ordered until they are gone.
It is normal to have pain for 1-3 weeks.
To help reduce pain and swelling use an ice
pack for the first 12 – 24 hours, then as
needed. To make your own ice pack, put ice
cubes in a zip lock plastic bag, or use a bag
of frozen peas. Wrap the ice bag in a towel.
Do not apply ice directly to penis. Use the
ice pack for only 20 minutes at a time.
Your doctor will order pain pills for you to
take. You may find it helpful to take the
pain pills on a schedule the first 1-2 days.
Once the post-operative pain has improved,
it is important to pull the pump device down
in the scrotum to keep it in the right place
while it heals.
ξ Do not lift more than 10 pounds for
the first 3 weeks.
ξ Check with your doctor before going
back to work.
ξ No sexual activity for 1 month.
Follow-Up Clinic Visit
ξ Follow-up for an incision check will
be in 2-3 weeks.
ξ The device will be activated in 4-6
ξ You will be instructed how to
activate the device at your check-up.
ξ Once the pain is tolerable, it is
important to inflate and deflate the
device at least once a day.
When to Call the Doctor
ξ If the penis becomes pale white or
dark in color (a bruise) while the
dressing is in place
ξ The wound gets more red or warm to
ξ Excess swelling
ξ Bloody drainage more than spotting,
or a bruise that is getting worse
ξ Pus-like drainage
ξ Temperature (by mouth) more than
ξ Problems passing urine
ξ Bloody urine
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