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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)


Is it safe for a hemophiliac to have simultaneous penile implant and circumcision revision?

Dr. Reed,  Is it safe for a hemophiliac to have simultaneous penile implant and circumcision revision?  My present circ status is “too loose.”  Emil from Denmark Dear Emil, I live in a world of genital surgery and am very flattered by your question with clinical history. First you should know a penile implant is the last resort…Continue Reading

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

(FAQ) Penile size after penile implant surgery

Dr. Reed, Will my penile size after penile implanmt surgery be enhanced? Alejandro Dear Alejandro, Please be assured I am dedicated to optimizing your penile size after penile implant surgery.  You should be aware a penile implant .is a last resort for erectile dysfunction (ED).  A 35% success rate has been reported with better diabetic control…Continue Reading

Malleable vs Inflatable Penile Implant? Which One to Choose | Dr. Harold Reed | The Reed Centre

Abstracted from the Journal of Sexual Medicine appearing in their August journal. Whereas the author personally favors an inflatable penile implant, there are reasons when a malleable penile implant may be more appropriate.  Special considerations: men with poor dexterity, partially buried penis secondary to obesity who may have difficulty accessing the pump; patients unfit for…Continue Reading

Peyronie’s (FAQ) | Treatment | The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Urological Surgery

Dr. Reed, Any specific recommendations for treating Peyronie’s?  Have 60 degree ventral (downward) angulation which makes penetration near impossible.. Neil Der Neil, You have my sympathies. Every year or so the American Urological Association  (AUA) update the guidelines for treating Peyronie’s There are 2 stages.   The first is the active phase which include pain…Continue Reading

Will a penile implant make me look longer?

Dr. Reed  Will a penile implant make me look longer?  Reggie Dear Reggie,  Without any clinical background I can only say there are penile implants that are used for erectile impairment and occasionally we hear of a silicone sheet implanted under the penile skin for girth enhancement with the expectation that the resting and perhaps the…Continue Reading

FAQ | Dr. Harold Reed M.D. | Penile Implant

Dr. Reed,  I believe I need a penile implant.  Been looking at your penile implant pictures on penisdoctor.com/before-after-penile-implantation  Have tried Viagra and other PDE-5 inhibitors, a vacuum erection device, and Tri-Mix without success.  Neville Dear Neville, Thank you for vising penisdoctor.com and looking at penile implant pictures.  We will also make some recommendations to preserve penile…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 need to exchange my penile implant to have a longer penis

Will I need to exchange my penile implant to have a longer penis?  Seems as though my natural 6 inch erection is just a memory. Think I’ve lost 1 to 2 inches. Fred Dear Fred,  In that the head of the penis during a natural erection swells which could add up to an extra inch…Continue Reading