Implant Technique

Introduction and Disclaimer

Over the past few years interest in sub-dermal magnet implants has grown considerably. There have been a lot of changes in both technique and equipment and many in the Grinder community have discussed the need for a more inclusive and updated guide. Keep in mind, this guide is meant for those experienced and able to legally perform body modifications. Some of the topics discussed may not be legal in your country or state. The legal status of body modification procedures varies wildly and can differ from even city to city. Two particular sections stand out in this regard:  Pain Management and the use of Antibiotics. Both of these substances tend to be controlled. In the US, neither lidocaine nor oral antibiotics can be administered except under the direction of a physician. These sections are included in order to assist those outside of the US who able to legally use these products.

The writers of this guide are not physicians. Any information within is to be considered a discussion of the methods and supplies being used to perform magnet implants; we are not advising anyone and we aren’t providing medical advise. It’s nearly always preferable to have someone with experience such as a registered body modification artist perform the procedure but there are always those who decide to do it themselves. A person trying to perform such a procedure at home is simply begging for infection, amputation, death, bad luck, negative Karma, persistent diarrhea and the like. If you choose to perform an implant on yourself recognize that you are taking a big risk. Hopefully this guide will help to ameliorate some dangers but risk is inherent in any type of piercing or body modification.  Even if someone performs a procedure exactly as described with perfect technique and perfect aftercare, they could still end up with serious injury or death. There are simply too many variable for any kind of guarantee of safety.

This Guide will be organized into three categories: Preparation, Procedure, and Postcare. The Preparation section chiefly discusses the equipment and supplies used in a procedure. The final section of preparation consists of a printable list of equipment and supplies needed and a list of vendor from which these can be acquired. The Procedure section details each step of an actual implantation starting at creating a field and ending with the closure of the incision. This section culminates in a step-by-step photographic depiction of a procedure being performed. Postcare begins by discussing the care that should be performed immediately following an implant and focuses on assessing a site for problems. The Postcare section includes a printout describing what aftercare should be performed during each stage of healing.

The take message here is that you’re reading a work written by some people on the internet. This isn’t medical advise and we aren’t physicians. We aren’t telling you to do anything; we aren’t guaranteeing anything. While we hope this work may help people to be a little safer it’s inevitable that someone trying to do something like this is going to someday serious hurt themselves. That someone just might be you. If you aren’t an experienced body modification artist then don’t do this.

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