In this video, Dr. Franklin Lowe, MD MPH, Professor of Clinical Urology at Columbia University describes how a surgery involving implantation of a semi-rigid penile prosthesis is performed. Each undertaken step is explained with easy to understand language and is supported with visuals of actual penile implant surgery.
I’ve read on the internet that the penile prostheses have been used as a way of cheating the erectile dysfunction since the 1950s.
The semi rigid implants are made from silicone-covered bendable metal rods which are surgically inserted into the shaft of the penis, turning the patient from being an impotent to having a round the clock erection for the rest of his life. Being semi rigid, the implants keep the penis rigid enough for penetration, while at the same time flexible enough to be curved and somewhat concealed under most clothing so one doesn’t walk around with non stop uncomfortable boner.
Because penile implants permanently change the internal structure of the penis, undertaking the surgery pretty much guarantees that normal erections will never return, should the implants be removed for whatever reason.
Also check out this video of the inflatable penile implant surgery. The advantage of semi rigid prostheses over the inflatable ones is virtually zero chance of malfunction and significantly better price. But the ability to turn the penis rigid and flaccid with a flip of a button gives the inflatable prostheses clear edge over the semi rigid one.