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Using your penile implant

Spectra™ Concealable Penile Implant

How to use your penile implant

The Spectra™ Concealable Penile Implant is often recommended to men with limited dexterity or mobility. The implant includes a pair of semi-rigid cylinders placed inside the penis. The cylinders are bendable, so the implant can be manually lifted up for intercourse and manually pushed down when not in use. 

Your implant in action:

  • Once positioned in place for intercourse, 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 them

Step-by-step improvements

See how the Spectra Concealable Penile Implant works to improve sexual function. 

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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 prosthesis

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

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

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

Additional information is provided in the product Patient Manuals, available through your doctor. MH-545613-AB

Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary. 

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