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(FAQ) How does the LGX penile implant work? |The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery | Miami

D. Reed, Will the LGX penile implant make my penis longer?  Burt

Dear Burt,  Appreciate your visiting our web-site penisdoctor.com and looking at before and after pictures of inflatable penile implants.  I have performed inflatable penile implant surgery for 30 plus years (over 2000 patients).  LGX as you may know stands for length and girth enhancement or expansion as the cylinders are expansile.  They were originally sold by American Medical Systems, now Boston Scientific.  Penile length achieved during penile implant insertion depends on the corporal length, but this can be enhanced with surgical technique and pre-operative penile traction. Mentor penile implants, now sold by Coloplast claims their expansile girth is wider.  

In that the head of the penis (glans) does not swell during inflate mode, we have to tell our patients the erect penile implant length may be 3/8 or 1/2″ shorter than their best erection of yesteryear.  Again, there are techniques to enhance penile length.


Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Surgery | Miami

Inflatable penile implant picture, flaccid mode (patient of Dr. Reed)

Inflatable penile implant picture, erect mode (patient of Dr. Reed)


Need penile implant and length for erectile dysfunction (ED)

Dear Dr. Reed,  Looked at before and after photos of your penile implants and penile lengthening procedure.  Can both be done at the same time.  Jim Dear Jim, Thank you for visiting our web-site penisdoctor.com.  Please keep in mind a penile implant is the last resort for erectile dysfunction (ED).  While malleable implants should last…Continue Reading

When should I consider penile implant surgery

(as appears on Coloplast, formerly Mentor website) “Prescription pills are usually the first course of action for treating erectile dysfunction, but often they aren’t an instant fix. When pills aren’t an option, a penile implant can offer real hope. A penile implant (or penile prosthesis) is a medical device that is custom-fit and surgically placed into…Continue Reading

Will I get a longer penis with a penile implant?

Dr. Reed, Have ED (erectile dysfunction) and am contemplating a penile implant.  Have always wanted a longer penis.  Would this be a good time to do both? Ricky Dear Ricky, We have done about 2500 penile implants over the years an our gallery of “ups an downs” can be seen on our web-site penisdoctor.com/before-after-penile-implantation Please…Continue Reading

Inflatable Penile Implant with Lengthening

Dr. Reed, Know you do penile lengthening and inflatable penile implants.  Can these operations be combined? Richard Dear Richard, We have done about 2500 penile implant procedures and many penile lengthening procedures. Pictures of our results are shown on our web-site penisdoctor.com  Without added measures when an implant is installed your erect length will be about…Continue Reading

Am 1 inch shorter after a penile implant, help!

Dr. Reed,  Believe I have lost nearly an inch after my penile implant, an inflatable model done up north. Is this to be expected and what can be done to restore my length and self-respect? KG Dear KG, Have installed about 2500 penile implants (penile prostheses) over the years and before and after photos or…Continue Reading

Penile Prosthesis Implant for ED, Lengthening, and AlloDerm for Girth

Interested in simultaneous 3-piece inflatable penile implant and penile lengthening procedures.I am a 51-year-old male in excellent health but with inconsistent/unreliable response to vaso dilators (Viagra, Cialis, Levitra), i My questions: (1) Is there an alternative to external traction to maintain/enhance length gain following release of the suspensory ligament?  Such as permanently suturing the penis…Continue Reading

Penile Implant

I would like to get penile implant surgery to solve my erectile dysfunction. I live in Maryland and I was wondering if a physical consult was necessary. Thank you. Giles Dear Giles, Many thanks for your visiting our web-site on penile prosthesis implantation http://www.penisdoctor.com/prosthesis.htm Hope you can relate to our photo gallery of “ups and downs.”…Continue Reading