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Update on the Penuma® an FDA-cleared penile implant for aesthetic enhancement of the flaccid penis

Abstract

The Penuma® implant is a medical-grade silicone implant surgically inserted subcutaneously to provide cosmetic improvement of the penile aesthetic. The principal author was invited to provide an update on the usage of the Penuma® implant for penile aesthetics. He collected as yet unpublished data, which is undergoing synchronous submission to Urologic meetings and peer-reviewed publications by a variety of authors for this communication. The objective of this article is to provide updated information regarding the Penuma® aesthetic penile implant. A new scrotal method of implantation named “concealed” is emerging. Through physician comparison of various factors prior to and after the scrotal method intervention, early findings suggest this approach seems to have less visible scar, is quicker and is followed by less seroma formation. As the device is now surgically implanted by surgeons other than its inventor, new developments have appeared authenticating the original published paper in 2018. Patients were contacted via phone and were asked five questions regarding satisfaction with the responses recorded. This new multicenter study shows findings of high patient and partner satisfaction coupled with acceptable adverse outcomes similar to the single-surgeon study. A new penile rehabilitation program has been developed with the aim for the penis appearance to be restored to its pre-operative state if the Penuma® is removed. 12 patients who underwent penile implant removal were followed for 6 months while participating in the penile rehabilitation program. The discipline worked in patients who desired removal for dissatisfaction and is currently under evaluation in patients who require device removal for medical reasons, e.g., infection or suture-related issues. Through new developments, the acceptance of Penuma® in the prosthetic community seems to be further solidified.

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Fig. 2: Scrtotal incision technique.
Fig. 3: Post op scar for Penuma through the scrotum.
Fig. 4: Scrotal incision Penuma before and after photos.
Fig. 5: Penile appearance after removal for dissatisfaction and employment of penile rehabilitation discipline.

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SKW designed the study. Under the supervision of SKW, ALLP performed the phone interviews, gathered the necessary data and demographics, and conducted descriptive analytics. ALLP wrote the manuscript. Final revisions to the manuscript were made by SKW.

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Wilson, S.K., Picazo, AL.L. Update on the Penuma® an FDA-cleared penile implant for aesthetic enhancement of the flaccid penis. Int J Impot Res 34, 369–374 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41443-021-00510-y

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