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Using your penile implant

AMS 700™ Penile Implant

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How to use your penile implant

The AMS 700™ Penile Implant is simple to operate and discreetly contained entirely inside the body, including a pair of cylinders implanted in the penis, a pump placed inside the scrotum and a reservoir of saline placed in the lower abdomen. The implant works by squeezing and releasing the pump to move fluid into the cylinders, which creates 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
  • Typically, the implant does not interfere with ejaculation or orgasm2,3
  • Your implant will be completely undetectable and no one will know it’s there unless you choose to tell them1

Your implant design

The prosthesis is a closed, saline-filled system consisting of three components: a reservoir, a pair of cylinders implanted in the corpora cavernosa, a pump implanted in the scrotum and kink-resistant tubing made from silicone elastomer which connects the components.

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Inflating your implant

  • Grasp the tubing above the deflation block with one hand
  • Using the other hand, squeeze and release the pump bulb quickly and firmly
  • Continue squeezing and releasing the bulb several times until the cylinders fill with fluid and you become erect
  • Do not squeeze the deflation button while squeezing the bulb
AMS 700 inflation

Deflating your implant

  • Grasp the tubing above the deflation block with one hand
  • Using the other hand, place the thumb and forefinger on opposite sides of the deflation block
  • Squeeze the deflation button for about four seconds, and then release it. Your penis will then return to a soft, flaccid and natural-looking state
AMS 700 deflation

Forced deflation maneuver

  • Start the process by pushing the deflate button on the pump located in your scrotum to reset the poppet valve
  • After you have pushed the deflate button, then try to activate the pump by giving it a hard, fast, and vigorous squeeze. You may hear or feel a “pop”​
  • Push the deflate button while simultaneously squeezing and twisting the cylinders in the shaft of the penis, holding for approximately 30 seconds. A rush of fluid should move through the pump and the device will begin to cycle normally
  • If necessary, return to step 1. You may try this maneuver numerous times
AMS 700 forced deflation maneuver

See how the implant works

See how the AMS 700 Penile Implant is easy to inflate and deflate. 

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Live demo from a real patient

Understand the process in greater detail through a real life product demonstration.

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. 
  2. Jorissen C, De Bruyna H, Baten E, et al. Clinical Outcome: Patient and Partner Satisfaction after Penile Implant Surgery. Curr Urol. 2019 Oct;13(2):94-100.
  3. Bae JH, Song PH, Kim HT, et al. Assessment of erectile and ejaculatory function after penile prosthesis implantation. Korean J Urol. 2010 Mar;51(3):202-7.

*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 700™ Inflatable Penile Prosthesis. Talk to your doctor for a complete listing of risks, warnings and important safety information.

The AMS 700™ with 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. Some AMS 700 devices contain an antibiotic (InhibiZone™ Antibiotic Surface Treatment). The device is not suitable for patients who are allergic to the antibiotics contained within the device (rifampin, minocycline or other tetracyclines) or those who have systemic lupus, these patients should use one of the devices that do not contain InhibiZone antibiotic surface treatment.

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-545411-AB

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