purcelldds wrote:Thanks Merrix, always informative, relevant and thorough. I think at the end of the day, both devices when properly installed by a highly skilled surgeon can deliver excellent results. Obviously there are pros and cons to each, as you clearly highlighted, and that is where communication comes into play so that a man and his surgeon can make the best choice based on their anatomy and priorities as to which features are most important to them.
The simple truth of the matter is that we are all limited by the natural physical dimensions of our penis and no device is going to make your penis longer than that, period. Any length "gain" from pre-op is likely the result of regaining some that was previously lost or the implant having the ability to push or stretch your penis beyond where you could ever get with natural blood flow.
As for gains over time from initial post op, I think there are so many factors such as device break in period, post op pain and swelling limitations and just getting better using it and the body accepting it over time. Ultimately either device properly installed and sized is going to push/stretch our penis to its physical limit but no more.
I am just over two weeks implanted by Dr Eid so I'm very early in the process. I'm leaning towards continuing to cycle twice daily into the indefinite future and assess how things go over time. That approach may or may not change. Your journal has been a great source of information for me, thank you!
Dr. Eid called me after I left a message on his office voicemail. As for cycling, he said if you don't use it, you lose it..so if you aren't sexually active everyday, you will need to cycle it. I am not 100% sure of the consequences with the Titan but I know that with my LGX, length and girth that I recover is in danger of atrophying.
As I mentioned above, I very rarely inflate mine and have seen no reduction in length or girth in 11 years.
Dave, 76, Maryland - Implant (Titan) 2008 by Dr. Andrew Kramer - never used due to a stroke that, among other things, ended my sex life.
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