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Placed entirely inside one’s body, the AMS 700 Penile Implant was designed to be easy to use. It puts patients back in control of their erectile function.

How the AMS 700 Penile Implant Works

The AMS 700 Penile Implant includes of 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.

When inflated, your penis will be stiff and rigid like a natural erection and your erection will last as long as you desire. Typically, ejaculation and sensation will feel similar to how they felt before the implant.1 Your implant will be completely undetectable and no one will know unless you tell them—even in the locker room.


Using Your Implant

To use your AMS 700 Penile Implant, just follow the instructions below.

Your Implant Design 

The prosthesis is a closed, saline-filled system consisting of 3 components: a reservoir, a pair of cylinders implanted in the corpora cavernosa, and a pump implanted in the scrotum (Figure 1). Kink-resistant tubing connects the components, which are made from silicone elastomer.


A. Reservoir
B. Cylinders
C. Pump
D. Tubing
E. Deflation button
F. Deflation block
G. Pump bulb

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.

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.

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 in 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 and simultaneously and firmly squeeze and twist 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.

See How Your Implant Works

See how the AMS 700 Penile Implant is easy to inflate and uses the one-touch button to deflate.

Penile Implant Risks

As with any medical procedure, complications can occur. You can find an overview of the risks of a Boston Scientific penile implant below, but individuals are recommended to talk to their doctor about the risks and benefits associated with each device.

Side effects include, but are not limited to: 2

  • Natural or spontaneous erections as well as other interventional treatment options 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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Resources and Support


1. Penile Implants-Erectile Dysfunction. Sex Health Matters Website: Accessed December 3, 2014.

2. Data on file with Boston Scientific.