Penile Prosthesis

Effective, Long-Term Solution

Penile Prosthesis can be the most effective long-term solution for Erectile Dysfunction, with over 94% satisfaction rate for men and their partners, plus many advantages over other treatments.

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What is a Penile Prosthesis?

Put simply, a Penile Prosthetic (often referred to as a Penile Implant) is a medical device inserted into the body that allows a man with Erectile Dysfunction to achieve and maintain an erection.

It is easy to use and completely concealed and discreet with no visible components, once inserted. The implants can allow for both increased length and girth while maintaining natural feeling and sensation.

Illustration of Penile Prosthetic

AMS 700™ Three-Piece Inflatable Penile Implant

Penile implants have been in clinical use for over 40 years and nearly 500,000 men have received an AMS penile implant.

How Does It Work?

Most popular Penile Prosthetics includes 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. Deflate the device by pressing the deflate button on the pump. The penis then returns to a soft, flaccid and naturallooking state.

Animation of AMS 700™ Three-Piece Inflatable Penile Implant


There are many benefits that penile prosthetics offer which are not available with other treatments. Some of these include:

  • Penile prosthetics are designed to be a permanent solution for Erectile Dysfunction
  • An erection can be achieved any time that you desire
  • Once activated, you have full control over the duration of the erection
  • Entirely contained inside the body – no one knows you have one unless you tell them
  • Designed to feel natural during intercourse
  • High patient and partner satisfaction reported
  • Typically does not interfere with ejaculation or orgasm


As with any surgical procedure, there can be risks and complications involved with penile prosthesis. Please take the time to understand the following:

  • Penile implants will make natural or spontaneous erections as well as other interventional treatment options impossible
  • If there is mechanical failure of the implant, revision surgery may be required
  • If the implant needs to be removed and replaced, there may be risk of the penis becoming shorter, curved or scarred
  • There may be a degree of pain during the recovery period
  • There is a slight risk of infection, as with any surgery
  • Men with diabetes, spinal cord injuries or open sores may have an increased risk of infection

The Procedure

The implant procedure is straight forward and usually done on a short hospital stay basis.

The procedure is performed under anesthesic, where a small incision is made in the scrotum or above the pubic bone, and your surgeon inserts all penile prosthetic components through this small opening.

It generally takes a few days to return to your regular routine of light activity.  Typically you will be instructed to wait 4 to 6 weeks before using the implant for sexual intercourse.

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Implant Options

While there are various manufacturers and brands on the market, Dr Malone mainly recommends and uses the Boston Scientific AMS Range, due to their superior quality and success rate. Based on your situation and anatomy, we can recommend the best Penile Prosthetic option for you.

AMS 700™ CX Penile Implant

AMS 700™ CX Penile Implant

  • Controlled expansion is designed to provide maximum rigidity and optimal girth expansion
  • Firm, rigid erection that can last as long as desired
  • Designed to have a natural, flaccid appearance when deflated
AMS 700™ LGX Penile Implant

AMS 700™ LGX Penile Implant

  • The only* penile implant on the market with cylinders designed to expand in length 10–25% depending on patient anatomy
  • Cylinders designed to address the #1 concern men with ED have – loss of penile length
  • All the features of the AMS 700 CX
AMS 700™ CXR Penile Implant

AMS 700™ CXR Penile Implant

  • Designed for patients who may require narrower cylinders
  • All the features of the AMS 700 CX
Ambicor™ Penile Implant

Ambicor™ Penile Implant

  • Consists of 2 cylinders and a pump
  • Offers firm, rigid erection without a separate reservoir
Spectra™ Malleable Penile Implant

Spectra™ Malleable Penile Implant

  • Manually positioned for intercourse and concealment when not in use
  • Contained completely inside the body
  • No pump or reservoir required

How Successful Are Penile Prosthetics?

This exciting technology is the most effective long-term solution on the market, with over 94% success.

Many studies show that penile prosthesis offers the satisfying results that many couples are seeking. Most men experience normal sensations and are able to reach ejaculation, while most partners also report sexual satisfaction.

“For me, it’s very exciting. Once he has an ejaculation, the erection is still there. We can be intimate for as long as I want, which is very satisfying for me.”

Linda M. - Brisbane

In one study of 200 patients and 120 partners, both men and their partners found the AMS 700™ Penile Implant to be satisfying:

of patients reported their erections to be excellent or satisfactory following surgery
of patients reported sexual activity with the implant to be excellent or satisfactory

In a survey of 253 patients who received an AMS 700™ Penile Implant, there was a:

overall patient satisfaction for the AMS 700 Implant

In one study of 200 patients and 120 partners, both men and their partners found the AMS 700™ Implant to be satisfying:

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In a 4-year study of over 248 patients and 207 couples who received an AMS penile implant, the vast majority were satisfied with intercourse:

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Dr. Gregory Malone

Penile Prosthesis Specialist

Dr Malone is recognised as a leader in the field of Penile Prosthetic Surgery. A surgical mentor in this sub-specialty area, Dr Malone brings extensive experience and expertise to his Urological practice. Having served as Chairman of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Urological Surgeons (ANZAUS), and currently an Examiner with the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS), Dr Malone’s surgical proficiency is world class.