A little advice on removal needed…

I went through it with Amal and he said it’s faulty.

I was planning on leaving it in as I thought I could use LF side but that won’t write so pretty pointless staying in and is blocking the way for the replacement I was sent.

When you add up the cost of the implant, two professional installs and now talk of paying £££ for private removal it’s all adding up. Baked beans for tea this month!

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I’m beginning to see your problem

Sorry, we have too many tongue in cheek running jokes… don’t mind me

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No minding at all.

I’ll update once I’ve got it out. Might help the next person.

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Your social credit score is lacking comrade. That’s unfortunate :frowning:


I’ve taken your advice and take it out with a scalpel tomorrow. Thank you for the info.


So todays planned procedure didn’t really go to plan. I was going to emla the area so I could hopefully get rid of reflexes triggered by pain. Anyway I woke up late so was rushing around getting ready for work and forgot to take (or apply) the emla cream.

Oh well. I decided that I would just continue without.

So my plan was to tape a bead over one end of the implant so it made the opposite end stick up. This worked really well. Then I planned on using a no. 15 scalpel to slice across the lump that formed by the sticky up implant. Then I was going to switch to a no. 10 scalpel to slice through any encapsulation that wasn’t cut with the initial incision and hopefully the implant would slide out like a shit exiting an anus.

So that was the plan.

What actually happened was:

  • Faffed around and got all the equipment ready, including my sterile field and ANTT opening my equipment (including a pair of spencer wells forceps - just in case it was being awkward)

  • Prepped skin

  • Taped bead

  • Reprepped skin

  • Used no. 15 scalpel to slice a slit

  • Slit started bleeding

  • Reached for gauze to soak up blood

  • Felt very sick

  • Vomited all over my sterile field (but luckily missed my hand, now with a 3mm cut)

  • Fainted

  • On the way down to the ground smacked the side of my head on the edge of the stainless steel trolley I was using as my work surface

  • Remained unconscious for three and a half minutes

  • Came round

  • Saw all the blood on the floor from my head

  • Vomited on the floor and all over my shirt

  • Managed to grab gauze and applied pressure to head wound

  • Once bleeding stopped (head - the hand had long since sorted itself and stopped on its own) I washed my hair, dried it as best I could and then attempted to stick steristrips on my head which didn’t work as my hair was still wet and getting wetter with the miniscule amounts of continued bleeding and the strips had no chance of sticking to my scalp - just my hair

  • Shoved a sticky pad on as best I could and then put a cap on from the car (and a t-shirt to replace my wet and vomit covered shirt)

  • Simple plaster for tiny wound on hand - not bleeding, just to cover

  • Tidied up the room, disposing of clinical waste and sharps appropriately

  • Went home

So not successful in any way, shape or form. For my next attempt, I might emla and ask my friend to do the cutting while I lie down and screw my eyes shut.


When’s that horror movie out in the theaters? :flushed:


Great idea.

I hope the head heals well.

looking forward to Take 2

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And this my friends is why you always have a buddy there to finish the job if you can’t.


Or at least set up a camera for the lolz


Oh wow, hope your head heals up alright!

Good luck with round 2!

Jesus dude, this sounds horrible. Hope you recover fine. Ain’t anyone who can assist with removal, so you spare the trauma. If there is no installer, ask a friend to assist you.

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Sounds like a scene from Final Destination :joy: Glad you made it alive. Is it the first time you react violently to blood? How did you get the implant in in the first place?

In the UK using scalpels takes things to another level, see here.

I’m going to get a mate to do it instead.

Yep. Give blood every twelve weeks and have had injuries before and not reacted like this.

Went to a piercer who installed. No problem then either, or with previous implants or piercings or tattoos.

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I think the scalpels were just the convenient tripwire to bring the morality hammer down on this guy. The real problem was what he was doing with the scalpels… i.e. removing body parts that even cosmetic surgeons would be hard pressed to justify… which is probably why they went to a body modder. That’s the thing that was pushing the social buttons and the reason the punishment was what it was.

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True but they also made a big deal of him splitting a tongue which involves cutting but no removal. Given how many people now have forked tongues I’m surprised that it still raises such outrage.

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In public perception it probably didn’t help that he goes by “Dr Evil” although he is clearly neither.

Wow, I just reread the article and realised that they sent him down for three and a half years despite the fact that even the prosecuting lawyer himself said that in these exceptional circumstances his sentence could be suspended. They really wanted to make an example of him!

and James, you definitely need a kaishakunin for your next attempt! I feel for you - sounds awful.

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What did you eat before the procedure?

If you don’t have a habit of reacting to blood then in my experience it is a physiological, rather than a psychological reaction. But you didn’t die so :+1:t2:

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