Flex replantation procedure

Hello everyone! It is with great pleasure to inform you that I am back, after dealing with ammounts of work debt and financial issues I finally have some time and space to get back to cyborg stuff.

My chipping company has basically been frozen for about a year and the first thing I need to get it back up is to make sure I can properly demonstrate implants with my own hands. Sadly my Walletmor has died sometime during Christmas hiking in Jordan in 2021 and I can’t advertise it with dead implant in hand.

So I’ve found a young licensed skin surgeon who is very interested in cooperating with me and our first in person session tommorow will be about replacing my dead Walletmor with a functioning one. Maybe I’ll be able to record the session, maybe not, I am not sure yet. He said he will be more comfortable working with local anesthesia applied instead of the traditional ripperdoc way of doing things, which requires a license to do here in the Czechia, another step forward toward potentially offering a better service to customers.

I wanted to ask you for your experience with such replantation - replacing a flex implant one for one, is there anything me or the surgeion should know? Any recomendations? Thank you for reading :slight_smile:


You may get 2 main suggestions.
One will be, remove and let it heal, then replace.

The other, is what you want, and also what I would suggest, and have done myself.

The reason I chose option #2 was:

  • It only required 1 incision, rather than healing and another incision later.
  • Avoiding extra scarring in the area.
  • It was the logical approach to me.
  • I was impatient

I am not a professional piercer, so take my comments for what they are,


Your 2 biggest hurdles are taken care of with your skin surgeon who will follow the required hygienic practices and the scalpel work, so we can skip over those.

The only thing for you to consider is making sure the implant that is going in to replace should be the same length or shorter (and width obviously) otherwise youll need to lengthen the cavity, which, depending on where the incision is made, you may want to anyway. This will allow the new implant to sit slightly deeper and away from the incision, allowing it to heal and not try to force its way out.

With mine for example, I pushed it as far forward toward my planned incision site, marked the front edge of the implant on my skin with a surgical marker, I let my implant sit back in its original location, i had about a 5-7mm between the implant and incision site , Then the incision was made, out with the old, in with the new.
I was lucky and mine healed nicely although it protrudes approximately 2-3 mm forward of where my previous one sat, but If I was to do it again, I would have inserted something like this

to lengthen the cavity slightly.

I hope that all makes sense.