FTM (Female to Male – assigned female at birth but who doesn’t identify as such and identifies more as male) people may have several steps to complete for their transition.
Surgical steps are various and can depend from one person to another one. Phalloplasty is one of the last surgeries. Despite the efforts to give the appearance and sensitivity of a penis, phalloplasty doesn’t include a glans formed of spongy tissues nor erectile corpora cavernosa anchored securely to the base of the pubis – that are both essential for achieving erections. A penile implant should be used for this purpose.
Until 2016, devices used to provide erections in phalloplasty were the same devices used for cis men with erectile dysfunction. Surgeons had stretched their creativity trying to adapt these penile implants but many problems arose, as this kind of ED devices are not adapted to trans men.
In 2016, Zephyr Surgical Implants was aware that these devices were not perfectly fitting for transgender morphologies and phalloplasty. The company developed implants fitting more the requirements and constraints given by phalloplasty.
Here, we explain each specificity that has been adapted.
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ZSI is the only European manufacturer of artificial urinary sphincters and of malleable and inflatable penile implants, as solutions for male urological problems (incontinence), sexual complications (Erectile Dysfunction), and gender identity procedures (prostheses for trans men and women).