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Marc Garnick, MD, Oncology, answeredRegardless of the model chosen, patients and their partners report a high overall degree of satisfaction with penile implants (also called a penile prosthesis). One study found no significant difference in patient satisfaction between the malleable (semirigid rods) and inflatable implants, though the patients' partners reported greater satisfaction with the inflatable implants. Of 425 men in a British study of penile implants, most of whom had the malleable variety, 89% could have sexual intercourse, and 81% were satisfied with the implant results. A study of a two-piece implant found that overall patient satisfaction was 85%; overall partner satisfaction was 76%.