Hi guys I'm now 5 months post implant,I have gained back some of my loss,I have the AMS700 LGX which expands lengthwise.
I have a question for those of you that have had an implant for awhile. Do these things set off the alarm at airport screening?
I think I have read somewhere that implants do not set off the alarm at airports. However, if this new technology x-ray is used which shows through clothing, someone will get an eye full, since the implanted penis appears larger when it is flacid than the natural, un-implanted one.
Generally speaking, those whom I am in contact with who have the AMS 700 LGX do, at least, retain most of the pre-surgery length. None of them (manufacturers) will tell you it will increase over your original length, although the website you referrd to does give you that indication. It does not work that way. I do know (personally) of one guy who has this model, and he still experienced shortening, and of course he was dissapointed. So, as "they" say, it really depends upon an individual guy's anatomy... I think. It also depends upon the experience of the surgeon. My doc wanted to use the 700 CX. He said it is more rigid than the lgx. I went with his advice and have the CX. I did experience some shortening, but I'm not sure if it was actually post prostate removal or post penile implant installation. I did increase in girth size, at least, and wife says that's good.
Well I made it through airport security without setting off the bells. I was a little nervous as you can imagine.
As far as the lengthening all I can say is that I've gained back about 1/2 inch,not that I took percise measurements prior to implant.As to the rigity well if it got any harder I would worry its like I'm 30 again
One other issue on the LGX - there are some long term implant patients (like me) that experienced tunica albugina failure. This is due to the connective sheath tissues weakening over time and causing failure. So to the guys who are trying to get a larger size by stretching the tissues past normal - just be mindful of this. I know others who have experienced this failure as well.
I am set to finish my salvage radiation in late March. 22 treatments so far with 16 remaining.
Unless complications arise, I expect to have an implant done in late May or early June.
I have met in person with 3 men who are implant guys, including my friend gene214. All three are pleased.
Hope everyone here is doing well.
As you can tell from my signature I am approaching the three year mark since prostate surgery. The ED has been the issue that I have been dealing with over these years. I have been using injections for two and a half years but during that time my wife and I have not been pleased with the quality of our sex lives. While the injections work the lack of spontaneity has decreased the frequency of our sex by a lot compared to prior to surgery. In my case my erections with the injections last three to four hours and if I decrease dosage to counter this then the firmness of the erection suffers and so does the quality of the sex. I have been studying penile implants for a long time and have now scheduled surgery for December. I am having the AMS 700 LGX implant installed. I elected to go back to where I had my prostate surgery that being Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Dr. Milam will be the surgeon and he has done many of these implants. My goal is to return to being able to perform when the mood hits us and not any increase in penile size although Dr. Milam told me there would be increase in girth. This decision took a while to make as there is a risk I could lose the ability to have sex but the way our sex life is going now the benefit far outweighs the risk.