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Using your penile implant

AMS Ambicor™ Penile Implant

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How to use your penile implant

The AMS Ambicor™ Implant is a fluid-filled device that includes a pair of cylinders implanted in the penis and a single pump located in the scrotum. Squeezing and releasing the pump moves fluid to the cylinders, creating an erection.

Your implant in action:

  • When inflated, your penis will be stiff and rigid like a natural erection which will last as long as you desire¹
  • Your implant will be completely undetectable and no one will know it’s there unless you choose to tell them¹

Your implant design

The implant is a closed, fluid-filled system consisting of two components: a pair of cylinders implanted in the shaft of the penis, and a pump implanted in the scrotum. Kink resistant tubing connects the components, which are made from silicone elastomer.

AMS Ambicor

A. Cylinder

B. Pump buld

Inflating your implant

  • Squeeze and release the pump bulb several times. This will transfer fluid from the reservoirs located at the end of the cylinders to the main portion of the cylinders, creating an erection.
AMS Ambicor inflation

Deflating your implant

  • Bend your penis to an angle of 55°–65°
  • Hold it there for 6–12 seconds
  • Return the penis to a horizontal position. This will return the fluid to the reservoirs and your penis will relax into a soft, flaccid and natural-looking state.
AMS Ambicor deflation

See how the implant works

Watch a demonstration showing how to inflate and deflate your AMS Ambicor Penile Implant.

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Penile implant risks

As with any medical procedure, complications can occur. Find an overview of the side effects of a Boston Scientific penile implant below, but talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits associated with each device. 

Side effects include, but are not limited to:¹

  • Natural or spontaneous erections will no longer be possible
  • Interventional treatment will no longer be possible
  • Infection, in which case the implant may have to be removed
  • Pain, which is typically associated with the healing process
  • Mechanical failure of the implant

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  1. Data on file with Boston Scientific. 

*Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. 

Products shown for informational purposes for patients in the US. Product may not be approved for sale in countries outside the US.


Your doctor is your best source for information on the risks and benefits of the AMS Ambicor™ Inflatable Penile Prosthesis. Talk to your doctor for a complete listing of risks, warnings and important safety information.

The AMS Ambicor™ Inflatable Penile Prosthesis is intended for use in the treatment of male erectile dysfunction (impotence). Implanting a penile prosthesis will damage or destroy any remaining ability to have a natural erection, as well as make other treatment options (oral medications, vacuum devices or injections) impossible.

Men with diabetes, spinal cord injuries or skin infections may have an increased risk of infection. Implantation may result in penile curvature or scarring.

Potential risks may include: device malfunction/failure leading to additional surgery, device migration potentially leading to exposure through the tissue, wearing away/loss of tissue (device/tissue erosion) infection, unintended-inflation of the device and pain/soreness. MH-545613-AB

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