Learn how penile implants work.
Each device is designed to feel natural, easy to use, and provide satisfaction.1-5
All types of implants allow men to have an erection whenever they choose. Each device consists of a pair of cylinders that are implanted within the penis.1-3
Many men choose an inflatable implant because it’s designed to work like a natural erection. The inflatable models have a pump placed in the scrotum and may have a reservoir implanted within the abdomen. All penile implants, inflatable and non-inflatable, are entirely concealed in the body.1-3
To create an erection with the inflatable models, the pump bulb inside the scrotum must be squeezed several times. The pump transfers fluid from the reservoir to the cylinders in the penis, inflating them and causing an erection. Depending on the model, you can return to a flaccid state by pressing a deflation button or bending the penis.1-3
More than 300,000 men have returned to an active, satisfying sex life with penile implants.6
- Information and instructions for patients considering an AMS 700 with MS Pump series. Minnetonka, MN: American Medical Systems, Inc. 2012
- Information and instructions for patients considering an AMS Ambicor penile prosthesis. Minnetonka, MN: American Medical Systems, Inc. 2009.
- Information and instructions for patients considering a Spectra concealable penile prosthesis. Minnetonka, MN: American Medical Systems, Inc. 2012.
- Montorsi F, Rigatti P, Carmignani G, et al. AMS three-piece inflatable implants for erectile dysfunction: a long-term multi-institutional study in 200 consecutive patients. Eur Urol. 2000;37(1):50-55.
- Levine LA, Estrada CR, Morgentaler A. Mechanical reliability and safety of, and patient satisfaction with the Ambicor inflatable penile prosthesis: results of a 2 center study. J Urol. 2001;166(3):932-937.
- Penile prosthesis. European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) Website. http://www.essm.org/society/esha/malesd/oraltreatments/penileprosthesis.html. Accessed May 19, 2013.