My implant journey

The final frontier. Deciding when, if and how.
RichardTheFrog
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My implant journey

Postby RichardTheFrog » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:04 am

I'm 29. ED for psychological reasons. Had been using Viagra for 2.5 years, but it stopped working.

I decided to go with Dr. Kramer because it is such an important decision and I need the best.

My next step is to get a psychological evaluation because I'm know Kramer will want one given my diagnosis. Then, I need to see my local urologist so that my PCP will work with me to perform Kramer's checklist.

Overall, I'd say I'm about 2 months out.

I have a psychological evaluation scheduled for Monday the 23rd, then it's time to see my local urologist.

My main concerns are:

1. Loss of erect length. My local urologist promised me a loss of 0.25". I don't want this and I've heard from Kramer's patients that they lost no length. Is it possible at all to gain length or girth?

2. No need for revision. I want to be done for the next 15 years after I do this.

How do I know which model is best for me?
Implanted by Dr. Andrew Kramer 2/22/17. 18 cm AMS LGX with 2 cm RTE's (total 20cm).

Activated 3/11/17. Perfectly happy, except... Pump is adhered to scrotum. Rough sex and cowgirl is painful, but hopefully this problem will resolve itself.

dg_moore
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Re: My implant journey

Postby dg_moore » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:31 am

It's not possible to predict *exactly* what your post implant length will be, or to "promise" anything about the outcome. Your surgeon can give you an informed estimate, but the end result will depend on your internal anatomy and surgical conditions, which can't be known before the surgery is underway. Many of us, myself included, lost no length, and many, myself included, gained some girth. Your implanted length will be the same as, or very close to, your stretched flaccid length. An implant will not give you more length than you were born with. Let your doctor recommend the proper device based on what he knows about you - he knows a lot more about it than you do, especially if we're talking about Kramer or Eid or one of the other high volume surgeons.

As to future revision, again, the odds are very good that you will go the full 10 or 15 years with no problems, but implants are mechanical devices which can fail. This doesn't happen often, but it is not unheard of.

The odds are that you'll have a successful outcome and be pleased with the results, but when you make your decision you need to have the possible variables in mind.
Dave, 75, Maryland - Implant (Titan) 2008 by Dr. Andrew Kramer - never used due to a stroke that, among other things, ended my sex life.
Life is not the way it's supposed to be, it's the way it is.

dirtman1993
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Re: My implant journey

Postby dirtman1993 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:13 am

I have been fortunate not to have any loss but even if I did loose .25" so what. You would still have an erect penis that would work . Right now you don't so think about it, works at 5.25" of not works over the loss of .25". Some many guys worry about a quarter inch that I have a hard problem understanding why.
Implanted March 2nd by Dr. Kramer with AMS/LGX. Had a problem lower left (scar tissue) and he placed a larger (thicker) implant as you can here on the YouTube video. Got all back, ED over 10 years before Implant.

RichardTheFrog
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Re: My implant journey

Postby RichardTheFrog » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:36 am

dirtman1993 wrote:I have been fortunate not to have any loss but even if I did loose .25" so what. You would still have an erect penis that would work . Right now you don't so think about it, works at 5.25" of not works over the loss of .25". Some many guys worry about a quarter inch that I have a hard problem understanding why.


I'm still going with Kramer no matter what.
Implanted by Dr. Andrew Kramer 2/22/17. 18 cm AMS LGX with 2 cm RTE's (total 20cm).

Activated 3/11/17. Perfectly happy, except... Pump is adhered to scrotum. Rough sex and cowgirl is painful, but hopefully this problem will resolve itself.

dirtman1993
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Re: My implant journey

Postby dirtman1993 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 12:40 pm

You will be very happy you did. A friend just had surgery on the 11th and went very well. He drove home on Friday back to North Carolina. Very little discomfort just like mine. He had less bruising then I did but I required a little more work. Can see on YouTube March 2nd, 2016 under Dr. Kramer. Good luck and any questions you have just ask.
Implanted March 2nd by Dr. Kramer with AMS/LGX. Had a problem lower left (scar tissue) and he placed a larger (thicker) implant as you can here on the YouTube video. Got all back, ED over 10 years before Implant.

RichardTheFrog
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Re: My implant journey

Postby RichardTheFrog » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:13 am

Update:

I went to a psychiatrist at the request of my urologist for psychiatric clearance. The psychiatrist said she wanted to make sure I fully understood the surgery, including watching videos of it and wanted me to make another appointment with the urologist to discuss these things and risks before we proceed.

So I have an appointment with the urologist on 1/31 and that is my next step.

Not much of an update, but it's something.

I watched one of Kramer's surgeries on YouTube today.
Implanted by Dr. Andrew Kramer 2/22/17. 18 cm AMS LGX with 2 cm RTE's (total 20cm).

Activated 3/11/17. Perfectly happy, except... Pump is adhered to scrotum. Rough sex and cowgirl is painful, but hopefully this problem will resolve itself.

RichardTheFrog
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Re: My implant journey

Postby RichardTheFrog » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:35 pm

Had appointment with urologist today. Went well. Back to the psychiatrist tomorrow, then hopefully to Dr. Kramer within a month.

I can't wait.
Implanted by Dr. Andrew Kramer 2/22/17. 18 cm AMS LGX with 2 cm RTE's (total 20cm).

Activated 3/11/17. Perfectly happy, except... Pump is adhered to scrotum. Rough sex and cowgirl is painful, but hopefully this problem will resolve itself.

ccrider
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Re: My implant journey

Postby ccrider » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:58 pm

dirtman1993 wrote:I have been fortunate not to have any loss but even if I did loose .25" so what. You would still have an erect penis that would work . Right now you don't so think about it, works at 5.25" of not works over the loss of .25". Some many guys worry about a quarter inch that I have a hard problem understanding why.


I didn't lose any length & certainly gained girth w/ my AMS 700 LGX...very happy w/ the results on that end...
...66 years old, married almost 30 years, serious ED for around 10 years. AMS 700 LGX 21 cm +3 cm RTE implanted by Dr. Andrew Kramer on Dec 7, 2016.

alibaba
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Re: My implant journey

Postby alibaba » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:21 pm

Sounds like you are well on your way. good luck buddy. Keep us posted. We are rooting for you.
LGX 21cm .Milam 01/13/16. Horror; both service and surgical outcome. hated infrapubic installation. Kramer revision 03/01/17. 22cm Titan +1.5cm extender. Those who think their opinion is the only one that matters are a danger to themselves and others.

RichardTheFrog
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Re: My implant journey

Postby RichardTheFrog » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:46 pm

What are the specific issues I should address with Dr. Kramer?

Obviously, I'm concerned about loss of length, but other than that?

Placement of the pump?

Erosion?
Implanted by Dr. Andrew Kramer 2/22/17. 18 cm AMS LGX with 2 cm RTE's (total 20cm).

Activated 3/11/17. Perfectly happy, except... Pump is adhered to scrotum. Rough sex and cowgirl is painful, but hopefully this problem will resolve itself.


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