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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.

Cordially,

Harold M. Reed, M.D.
The Reed Centre for Ambulatory Surgery | Miami
1-305-865-2000

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

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

Peyronie’s non-operative treatment

Dr. Reed,  Have upward curvature during erections. Is there any non-operative treatment you can rem comment.  Noah Dear Noah,   Some angulation of erection (Peyronie’s) is noted in 3% of men.  The most common causes are female above trauma or perhaps rolling over during nocturnal erections.  Most urologists would say, upward curvature if any is…Continue Reading

Penile Implant vs. Penile Revascularization

Dear Dr. Reed, I AM ABOUT TO GET A PENIS IMPLANT , BUT I HEARD OF REVASCULARIZATION AND YOUR NAME POP OUT ! I SHALL BE MORE THAN DELIGHTED TO READ YOUR INPUT ON THE SUBJECT , BECAUSE IMPLANT IS IRREVERSIBLE WHILE REVASCULARIZATION AS I WATCHED THE PROCEDURE ON “YOUTUBE” SEEMS TO BE A NORMAL…Continue Reading

How do you manage a penile implant with distal tip erosion?

Dear Dr.  Reed  About 4 months ago, had an inflatable penile implant and it seems as though the right distal tip is very close to my skin.  Should the entire implant be removed, just remove the involved side, or remove, replace and re-site?   Neil Dear Neil, Surely if there is evidence of more involvement, the…Continue Reading

Penile implant for ED (erectile dysfunction)

Dr. Reed,  Have looked at your gallery of ups and downs penile implant photos on penisdoctor.com/before-after-penile-implantation Would you recommend a penile implant for a man with ED? Benje Dear Benje, A penile implant or prosthesis is the last resort for a man with ED, erectile dysfunction.  Usually this is a process which evolves, and of…Continue Reading