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by newbie443
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: ¿What is the RTE of an implant?
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: ¿What is the RTE of an implant?

Not that I am aware of. There was some posts long ago and some doctors do what they can to reduce RTE use but this was for angle of erection and support inside your body. But I do not remember reading anything about having RTE's excluding anything.
by newbie443
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Insane surgery cost
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Insane surgery cost

I would hope that it was just a mistake and get sorted out soon.
by newbie443
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Im angry and depressed as f*ck. Just had a consultation for the prosthesis.
Replies: 43
Views: 778

Re: Im angry and depressed as f*ck. Just had a consultation for the prosthesis.

Well the thing is that no doctor is perfect. All you can do is to make the best choice for you. So even coming to the US to one of the big name doctors is not a guarantee of a perfect out come. And you give up local care if you have a problem. By researching doctors you are just finding out which on...
by newbie443
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Im angry and depressed as f*ck. Just had a consultation for the prosthesis.
Replies: 43
Views: 778

Re: Im angry and depressed as f*ck. Just had a consultation for the prosthesis.

The above is something that might be possible. But there also seems to be a lot of acceptance of patients and doctors for size loss. But the studies show there are steps that can reduce or eliminate it. Minimum I would do is ask to speak to other men who received implants by that doctor and ask them...
by newbie443
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: Insane surgery cost
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Insane surgery cost

When I had my surgery almost 3 years ago I was self pay and basically paid with 3 checks. Each approx. 1/3 the total cost of 24K. One of those approx. 8k checks was for the device. But I had the LGX so cost will vary a bit. I can go to my BCBS web site and see EOB and that is vastly different from t...
by newbie443
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: If you have RTE installed with your implant, what are the do’s and dont’s ?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: If you have RTE installed with your implant, what are the do’s and dont’s ?

newbie443, You have some good theories there but I disagree. I had my 700lgx installed at keck usc and they are a high volume implanter. MY cruses is about 4 inch deep. Without the rte's the inflation tubes would have to run deep into my perineum area. I have 5cm of RTEs and my inflation tubes are ...
by newbie443
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: If you have RTE installed with your implant, what are the do’s and dont’s ?
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: If you have RTE installed with your implant, what are the do’s and dont’s ?

AMS implants come in 3cm increments. Coloplast in 2cm increments. So when the surgeon measures you in surgery he/she will determine your total length. For example my surgeon measured me 11cm up and 11cm down. So total 22cm. AMS length's for the LGX stop at 21cm so a 1cm RTE was used to get the overa...
by newbie443
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: ¿What is the RTE of an implant?
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: ¿What is the RTE of an implant?

RTE stands for Rear Tip Extender. As implant cylinders are just made in a limited number of lengths, RTE are used to adjust the implant size in between the cylinder sizes. They come in 0.5cm increments. In some cases it may be necessary for the tubing to exit from the the cylinder at the incision an...
by newbie443
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Implants
Topic: VED use after implant
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: VED use after implant

My understanding is that VED is used with cycling so inflated. And there are a number of cushion rings that are available.
by newbie443
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Implants
Topic: VED use after implant
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: VED use after implant

A very good question. I was on board with VED use prior to implant and really when ever natural erections diminish to maintain size or even regain some already lost size. But was not much so about it post op for that reason 3 years ago when getting ready for my surgery. However after surgery I was v...

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