Magnet Removal ( Non-DT )

Random post of the day:
Palm magnet removal in the UK, preferably Greater London.
Any suggestions?

Edit of OP after successful removal:

Do not try this! Exposing the body to non biostable material is dangerous.
Now read it again!

My case is a very lucky one! :point_right::evergreen_tree:
The implant got removed in one piece. Let this example confirm the necessity of the proper coating of the implants!
Silicon, glass and titanium encapsulation that I might recommend. Thin sputtered layers NOT!
/End of Disclaimer

100% our friendly neighborhood @greydoc would be my first port of call

@Atilla DM me, I can take care of that for you.


:pray: That is brilliant! I got a reference letter today from GP if needed for X-ray.

And it’s out, little guy had a pretty tough capsule around him…



Luckily it came out in one piece.

… to be updated …


I thought this deserved it’s own thread

Thanks for sharing

@greydoc you’re a legend :+1:


Now things at the right place!
Thank you @Pilgrimsmaster !

I’ll type a short case study and recommendation soon.

There is a feeling of “silence” straight after removal. @greydoc you are a hero!


@Pilgrimsmaster @Atilla it was an interesting and complicated removal, the capsule was so solid that my initial incision over the implant site actually migrated it. I had palpated and used a field analyser to find it so I knew I was right over it. In the end I had to use a magnet to isolate it and draw it back into the field and dissect it out.



It’s interesting to see the corrosion erupting from the fracture lines typical of parylene coatings on magnets.

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57 month - almost 5 years in vito


:+1: indeed
A tingling started after 2 years of the installation. That feeling got more frequent, especially after consuming acidic drinks. The tissue slowly thickened around the magnet. The whole process was slow and smooth through out the time.

There is a feeling of silence now. :relieved:


an almost insidious progression… one might convince themselves to completely ignore it until the thing just burst open.

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If only somebody made medical grade Bio-safe SCHOTT glass magnet implants, that come pre-loaded in a syringe, and you could choose the magnetic axis :wink:

xG3 V1
xG3 V2
:syringe: :magnet_xg3:
a Titanium coated magnet

Just dropping :arrow_up: these links :arrow_up: here, for somebody that stumbles upon this thread, and are searching for a safer and proven option than parlyene coated magnets.

And why not link to this thread for some eye candy :interrobang:


:point_up_2: Updated OP


I know how that feels… And I’m glad that it came out in one piece.

Is this because of the irritation from the compromised magnet or something along those lines, or just the natural healing process of any implant?

I have the impression that removing a glassy tends to be an easy process but I could be wrong.


I was talking from my own and very limited experience… :next:

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I’d imagine since it started 2 years after installation that the sensation was caused by chemical breakdown of the magnet and that was causing tissue irritation and probably some amount of necrosis.


Stupid easy… only thing was I wasn’t paying attention and then I look over and he’s got a needle bigger than a flex needle, and he’s like ok this is going to suck a bit… uhm wait wut?.. he was just using it like a scalpel lol, but I puckered for about 1.5 seconds until it was cleared up

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