How Hard is your AMS LGX

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shooter1000
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Re: How Hard is your AMS LGX

Postby shooter1000 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:31 pm

An important detail that should be mentioned. You started this thread by using the term "inflated'. Although this term is commonly used on this site to refer to pumping up an implant, it is technically wrong and misleading. Inflation refers to pumping a gas such air into a container or elastomeric bag such as a tire. A gas is compressible. When we pump up our implants, we are filling them with a liquid. For practical purposes, liquids are in-compressible. Therefore, the difference in the AMX and the TItan is due to the stiffness of the cylinders that they are made of. The Titan being stiffer than the AMX. There are advantaged and disadvantages to each and you can read volumes about then on this website.

For my purposes, my AMX is plenty hard for anything I would ever want to use it for, and substantially as hard harder than my natural erections were in my best years.
Age 75 Implanted by Dr. Andrew Kramer 03/22/2017. AMS 700 LGX 18 CM with 2 Cm RTE for a total of 20 CM. Previously used injections over 1000 no scarring

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Re: How Hard is your AMS LGX

Postby Bandit » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:20 pm

marlow13 wrote:

I see you had a robotic prostatectomy like me. Did your surgeon have difficulty with placing the reservoir because of abdominal scaring?

Mikestap wrote:

My surgeon had trouble placing the reservoir for this very reason. It is visible on my right side as a result.


To answer you both, my reservoir placement is on my right side at about my waist. It is not noticeable. But i do believe scar tissue plays a part in placement. As far as the LGX, its hard enough to get the job done. Its harder than a natural erection. I believe that answers the original question. Not a post to compare to anyone else and their implant !
Bandit
Born 1958, married. Prostate Cancer. RRP November/2014. PSA undetectable since. Implant May/2017 AMS700LGX 18 cm + 1.5 cm RTEs.

Lost Sheep
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Re: How Hard is your AMS LGX

Postby Lost Sheep » Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:10 pm

Shooter1000,

If inflate is incorrect, what is the correct term, please?
Lost Sheep
AMS LGX 18+3 Nov 6, 2017 Dr Shaw.
READ OLD THREADS to ask better questions and better understand answers.
Make yourself part of your medical team.
Document your current penile size: photos and written records.
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Re: How Hard is your AMS LGX

Postby Evinrude » Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:36 am

Lost Sheep wrote:Shooter1000,

If inflate is incorrect, what is the correct term, please?
Both AMS and Coloplast refer to their penile implants as “inflatable”, I suspect the manufacturers know the correct terminology for their own products !
Age 66, widower in 2017, remarried 2019. ED symptoms just 3 years ago, Viagra worked at first but less and less so as time went on. Never tried injections. AMS 700 LGX 15cm (2cm RTE) Implant 6/19/19 Broderick @ Mayo C. JAX.

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Re: How Hard is your AMS LGX

Postby tobers » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:45 am

Very suffient. Not like a rock but very firm. It is a device, so don't go to crazy with it. You are basically a human dildo.... Implants can last upwards of 15 yrs. Too much abuse will lead to a failure and a possible reinstall. They can definitely do the job.

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Re: How Hard is your AMS LGX

Postby Greg1956 » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:42 am

shooter1000 wrote:An important detail that should be mentioned. You started this thread by using the term "inflated'. Although this term is commonly used on this site to refer to pumping up an implant, it is technically wrong and misleading.


If you want to correct someone you may want to call the CEO’s at the companies that make the implant devices because they use the words inflate and deflate in their literature and other marketing. My surgeon also used the same words. These are educated people who work with the products all the time. That is good enough for me.

I was also called out by someone here for saying I have a “natural flaccid appearance” and was told I could no longer claim to be flaccid with a device inside my dick. My surgeon tells me I have a great flaccid look and the dictionary definition suits what I still have.
I am 64 and had ED from a VL. Implanted by Dr. Ronald Anglade in Atlanta on 9/18/17. I have an AMS700LGX 21 cm via a Penoscrotal incision. Very happy with results. 5 3/4” soft and 6 3/4” x 5 5/8” hard.

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Re: How Hard is your AMS LGX

Postby shooter1000 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:54 pm

I wasn't trying to "call anyone out". I was simply trying to point out the the term inflate can create a mental picture like blowing up a tire. A gas is compressible. I have a complete AMS 700 sample, and you can inflate it with air the same way we pump it up with saline. If you do that the result is entirely different than filling it with a liquid. My goal was to make the point that the cylinders and the material that they are made of is the reason for the for the differences in the rigidity of the implant.

As for the companies using the term inflate, it serves the purpose. Technically you would use "pump up" Just a matter of semantics...no big deal. If you google or check the dictionary though you will see that the term inflate is generally referring to a gas.
Age 75 Implanted by Dr. Andrew Kramer 03/22/2017. AMS 700 LGX 18 CM with 2 Cm RTE for a total of 20 CM. Previously used injections over 1000 no scarring

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Re: How Hard is your AMS LGX

Postby Lost Sheep » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:47 pm

Just off the cuff, I think the difference between "inflate" and "fill" has more to do with the container than with the content of that container.

One does not inflate a S.C.U.B.A. tank (with air, obviously) or a Propane tank. One fills them.

One can either fill or inflate a balloon (rubber or mylar) or other flexible container which may be either elastic or inelastic/stretchy. Water balloon, helium, or air.
Lost Sheep
AMS LGX 18+3 Nov 6, 2017 Dr Shaw.
READ OLD THREADS to ask better questions and better understand answers.
Make yourself part of your medical team.
Document your current penile size: photos and written records.
Pre-op V.E.D. therapy helps.

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Re: How Hard is your AMS LGX

Postby Evinrude » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:14 am

Lost Sheep wrote:Just off the cuff, I think the difference between "inflate" and "fill" has more to do with the container than with the content of that container.

One does not inflate a S.C.U.B.A. tank (with air, obviously) or a Propane tank. One fills them.

One can either fill or inflate a balloon (rubber or mylar) or other flexible container which may be either elastic or inelastic/stretchy. Water balloon, helium, or air.


Good point. Since the implant involves fluid hydraulics, one could even use the term "pressurize"....but since size and rigidity is paramount importance here, "inflate" conjures up the most logical visual I think.
Age 66, widower in 2017, remarried 2019. ED symptoms just 3 years ago, Viagra worked at first but less and less so as time went on. Never tried injections. AMS 700 LGX 15cm (2cm RTE) Implant 6/19/19 Broderick @ Mayo C. JAX.

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Re: How Hard is your AMS LGX

Postby Lost Sheep » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:05 pm

Evinrude wrote:
Lost Sheep wrote:Just off the cuff, I think the difference between "inflate" and "fill" has more to do with the container than with the content of that container.

One does not inflate a S.C.U.B.A. tank (with air, obviously) or a Propane tank. One fills them.

One can either fill or inflate a balloon (rubber or mylar) or other flexible container which may be either elastic or inelastic/stretchy. Water balloon, helium, or air.


Good point. Since the implant involves fluid hydraulics, one could even use the term "pressurize"....but since size and rigidity is paramount importance here, "inflate" conjures up the most logical visual I think.

I kind of like the verb, "deploy". Conjures up thoughts of a military mission with appropriate objectives, tactics, etc. But "pressurize" is a VERY good choice and I wish I had thought of it.

I may have to think of a way to add it to my list of teeshirt motifs
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12167&p=105570
"Pressurize me - see what can happen" or something like that.
"Inflatable lover" maybe?
Lost Sheep
AMS LGX 18+3 Nov 6, 2017 Dr Shaw.
READ OLD THREADS to ask better questions and better understand answers.
Make yourself part of your medical team.
Document your current penile size: photos and written records.
Pre-op V.E.D. therapy helps.


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