Penile Implants


What is a penile implant?

A penile implant is designed to be a permanent solution for men suffering from ED and can provide an erection whenever and wherever desired. Talk to your doctor about finding the right implant to fit your lifestyle.



An inflatable penile implant, like the AMS 700 Penile Implant, may be the best treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction. A penile implant is a device that is implanted into the penis, usually on an outpatient basis. The implant is entirely concealed within the body, so no one can see it and is controlled by the user to achieve an erection. This treatment is designed to allow for spontaneity and the erection is maintained for as long as the man desires.


How it works:

The implant includes a pair of cylinders implanted in the penis, a pump placed inside the scrotum, and a reservoir of saline placed in the lower abdomen. Squeezing and releasing the pump moves fluid into the cylinders, creating an erection. The device is deflated by pressing the deflate button on the pump. The penis then returns to a soft, flaccid and natural-looking state.



The AMS Ambicor Implant is an option for men who may have manual dexterity limitations and/or have undergone a previous abdominal procedure. It consists of a pair of fluid-filled cylinders implanted in the penis and a pump implanted in the scrotum. Squeezing and releasing the pump moves fluid to the cylinders, creating a rigid erection. Deflate by bending the cylinders downward at the base of the penis.

Some men cope by using absorbent pads and protective undergarments. Others use special devices to try to prevent urine leakage such as penile clamps, and internal and external penile catheters. There are also long-term surgical treatment options including the AMS 800™ Urinary Control System and the AdVance™ XP Male Sling System.



The Tactra Penile Implant is a great option for men who need a device to achieve an erection. Contained completely inside the body, the Tactra Malleable Penile Implant is simple to operate. The device can be positioned with minimal effort for use whenever the mood strikes.1 This device includes one pair of cylinders inserted into the penis. The implant can be manually positioned for intercourse and concealment when not in use, for a discreet appearance.1


Could a penile implant be right for you?

  • Designed to be a permanent solution for ED6
  • Spontaneous — you can have sex when the mood strikes8
  • Once activated, the erection can last as long as you desire1,8
  • Entirely contained inside the body — no one knows you have an implant unless you tell them6
  • Designed to feel natural during intercourse and typically does not interfere with ejaculation or orgasm3,9
  • Broad range of lengths available for a custom fit, depending on your anatomy
  • Pre-treated with antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection

With a penile implant, the possibility of organic erections or alternative treatment options for ED are eliminated. Possible risks of a penile implant include: mechanical failure of the device, which may require revision surgery; and upon removal or replacement of the implant, the penis may become scarred, shorter or curved. Pain associated with the healing process can be expected. With the procedure, there is a risk of infection (1-2.5% risk with the Boston Scientific 3-piece inflatable penile implant) and men with diabetes, spinal cord injuries or open sores may have an increased risk of infection. Talk to your doctor for a complete list of risks, warnings and safety information.

Recommended by patients

  • 98% of patients reported their erections to be excellent or satisfactory following surgery2
  • 97% of patients reported overall satisfaction with a Boston Scientific implant; not a single patient reported dissatisfaction 5
  • 96% of partners reported sexual activity with the implant to be excellent or satisfactory 2

Will my penis look different to me or will others notice a penile implant?
Once in place, your implant is fully concealed in your body6,10,11. It’s fully concealed in the body. No one will know unless you tell them—even in the locker room.



Could an AMS 800 System be right for you?

  • Designed to treat male SUI following prostate surgery
  • Mimics a healthy sphincter, allowing you to urinate when desired
  • Offers most men with a weakened sphincter muscle the ability to achieve continence4
  • Placed entirely inside the body, it is undetectable to others9
  • Requires good cognitive ability and manual dexterity9

AdVance™ XP Male Sling System

The AdVance XP Male Sling is placed in the body and acts as a hammock, repositioning and supporting the urethra to help restore bladder control. Most patients (up to 89.4%) have long-term success with the AdVance XP Male Sling and are classified as cured or improved.10


How it works

The AdVance XP Sling is designed to stop leakage by supporting the sphincter muscle. The sling is a strip of soft mesh placed inside the body and is designed to move the sphincter back to its natural position to help restore bladder control. The AdVance XP Sling works on its own to restore continence, requiring no action by the patient to function.


Could an AdVance XP Male Sling be right for you?

  • Minimally invasive solution for male SUI
  • Placed entirely inside the body, it is undetectable to others12
  • High success achieved in patients with mild to moderate SUI10
  • Most patients are continent immediately following the procedure11
  • It operates on its own to restore continence11



  1. Chapple C, Milsom I. Urinary incontinence and pelvic prolapse epidemiology and pathophysiology. In: Wein AJ, Kavoussi LR, Novick AC, et al. (eds). Campbell-Walsh Urology. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Elsevier; 2012:1871-95.
  2. Markland AD, Goode PS, Redden DT, et al. Prevalence of urinary incontinence in men: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. J Urol. 2010 Sep; 184(3):1022-7
  3. Data on file with Boston Scientific and based on market research by Dymedex.
  4. Van der Aa F, Drake MJ, Kasyan GR, et al. The artificial urinary sphincter after a quarter of a century: a critical, systematic review of its use in male non-neurogenic incontinence. Eur Urol. 2013 Apr;63(4):681-9.
  5. Sandhu, J. Treatment options for male stress urinary incontinence. Nat Rev Urol. 2010 Apr;7(4):222-8.
  6. Montague DK. Artificial urinary sphincter: long-term results and patient satisfaction. Adv Urol. 2012;2012:835290.
  7. Litwiller SE, Kim KB, Fone PD, et al. Post-prostatectomy incontinence and the artificial urinary sphincter: a long-term study of patient satisfaction and criteria for success. J Urol. 1996 Dec;156(6):1975-80.
  8. AMS 800Urinary Control System Operating Room Manual. American Medical Systems, Inc. 2017.
  9. AMS 800Urinary Control System Instructions for Use. American Medical Systems, Inc. 2017.
  10. Bauer RM, Grabbert MT, Klehr B, et al. 36-month data for the AdVance XP® male sling: results of a prospective multicenter study. BJU Int. 2017 Apr;119(4):626-30.
  11. Welk B, Herschorn, S. The male sling for post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence: a review of contemporary sling designs and outcomes. BJU Int. 2012 Feb;109(3):328-44.
  12. AdVanceXP Male Sling System Instructions for Use. Boston Scientific Corporation. 2018.


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