Folds/Dog Ears in AMS LGX?

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indusvalley
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Folds/Dog Ears in AMS LGX?

Postby indusvalley » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:39 pm

Hey all, I am done researching and have just one last question. I know that Titan has dog ears, and AMS CX have mild dog ears, but what about AMS LGX? Can those who have an LGX please chime in and let us know if they have dog ears or not? Would really appreciate the answers.
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A young guy in his early 30s with ED from South Asia, mentally preparing for implant soon.

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Re: Folds/Dog Ears in AMS LGX?

Postby rdnkbiker » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:56 pm

Yes they do pretty mild im not sure about anything else but yes they do slightly
I have had HBP since my 20s Full ED i was 55 when i recieved my implant January 18th 2017 cause of my ED sever scare tissue through corpora cavernosa clear to the glands (no blood flow) implanted with a AMX 700 LGX 18cm x 12mm x2cm rte

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Re: Folds/Dog Ears in AMS LGX?

Postby Waynetho » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:58 pm

Not an LGX user (CX for me) but any inflatable bladder (balloons, penile implant cylinders, etc) will get accordion folds if they are compressed lengthwise while partially or uninflated. As long as there is nothing preventing the tube from being fully relaxed, and straight, it won't fold back on itself. If the length is impinged (i.e. 6" balloon compressed into 5" space), or if it is bent beyond a certain amount, it will get accordion folds or puckers and corners.

That is because the length of the inside diameter of a bend is less than the length of the outside diameter and the cylinder has the same length on top and bottom. The reduced length on the inside diameter of the bend has to go somewhere so it folds in on itself. That results in corners at the flexed axis.

Under the right conditions any inflatable will have some degree of accordion folds and corners. The easiest way to reduce the chances is to ask the doctor not to round UP to the next centimeter when sizing you, and for you to try to keep your penis as straight as possible at all times (the former is either "right-sizing" or undersizing the implant, but the latter is not likely to be a realistic goal).
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Re: Folds/Dog Ears in AMS LGX?

Postby Masonjames » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:47 am

indusvalley wrote:Hey all, I am done researching and have just one last question. I know that Titan has dog ears, and AMS CX have mild dog eats, but what about AMS LGX? Can those who have an LGX please chime in and let us know if they have dog ears or not? Would really appreciate the answers.


I keep hearing about Dog ears but don't know what they are or look like. As a man who is pre implant I would like to see some examples. Can someone post pictures. Either here of send me a private message. It would sure help me understand what they are and how they look. Always heard that the implant looks natural and no one can tell, if they see you naked, but I can't imagine how it wouldn't look strange if it has dog ears. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Folds/Dog Ears in AMS LGX?

Postby Quester » Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:11 am

For me with an AMS CX it’s more of a feeling when I pull it out to pee than can be seen.

I’m still pretty new to the implant being about 10 months now so not sure if that feeling goes away or you just get used to it
ED 20 years, Peyroine's Disease diagnosed in 2018, at 57 years I was implanted September 3rd 2019 at the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center, AMS700 CX 21cm x 12mm + 2cm RTE

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Re: Folds/Dog Ears in AMS LGX?

Postby Charlie2019 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:40 am

Masonjames wrote:
indusvalley wrote:Hey all, I am done researching and have just one last question. I know that Titan has dog ears, and AMS CX have mild dog eats, but what about AMS LGX? Can those who have an LGX please chime in and let us know if they have dog ears or not? Would really appreciate the answers.


I keep hearing about Dog ears but don't know what they are or look like. As a man who is pre implant I would like to see some examples. Can someone post pictures. Either here of send me a private message. It would sure help me understand what they are and how they look. Always heard that the implant looks natural and no one can tell, if they see you naked, but I can't imagine how it wouldn't look strange if it has dog ears. Thanks in advance.



Take a garden hose and bend it in half... the two pointy points on either side of the hose is what we are talking about. :)
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Re: Folds/Dog Ears in AMS LGX?

Postby Charlie2019 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:42 am

indusvalley wrote:Hey all, I am done researching and have just one last question. I know that Titan has dog ears, and AMS CX have mild dog eats, but what about AMS LGX? Can those who have an LGX please chime in and let us know if they have dog ears or not? Would really appreciate the answers.



I have had the AMS LGX for two and a half years and have NEVER had dog ears. To look at it you would never guess that there is an implant there.
53 years old. 3 botched circumcisions starting at 3 years old. 2 botched reconstructive attempts, finally got the AMS LGX on Dec 14, 2017 in London Ontario by Dr. Gerry Brock. Great Dr. Love my implant

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Re: Folds/Dog Ears in AMS LGX?

Postby Bionic Richard » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:50 am

Dog ears: the points that protrude on the sides of a bend of the cylinders. Bend a soda straw to 90° and you can observed the (dog earing). This is can be seen and felt. The dog ear can poke internally and cause pain and discomfort. This gets better over time.
As an owner and operator of an AMS LGX 700 for around two years. I can say the dog ears are not painful anymore. With the fluid completely pressed out the penis doesn't look or feel natural to me. I put a few pumps of fluid in just so the penis has more of a normal shape. This also helps with the dog ears.

The stiffest walled cylinders are more prone the dog earing. The Titan, AMS CRX, AMS LGX, in order from stiffest to more supple.

Good luck and be patient. Franktalk has been and is a great source of information.
1957 model, married 27yr first time 6 yr present,10/16 Retired,12/16 PSA 4.9, 1/17 Biopsy, 2/17 Gleason 4+3, 3/17 Robotic Prostatectomy, 4/17 PSA nondecetable, Penile therapy, pills/VED/Trimix, 5/25/18 AMS 700 LGX 21cm 3cm RTE.

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Re: Folds/Dog Ears in AMS LGX?

Postby Masonjames » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:40 pm

Thanks for all the explanations on the dog ears. Someone else also told me a few pumps would remove them.
Also having a large penis doesn't seem to help. This guys is off the charts big and he has them.

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Re: Folds/Dog Ears in AMS LGX?

Postby ViaSwiss » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:04 pm

I've heard of them with the Titan but not so much with AMS
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