Idea for installation of magnets - Blunt fluid dissection
Hi there, new to the forum, and currently magnet-less. I'm a licensed physician and have read through and watched videos of the current "standard" of implanting these magnets. The lengths you guys go, and without lidocaine! I've laughed and cried over the "sterile" techniques, but I understand, because access to the equipment isn't universal. I don't remember how I became interested in implantable magnets, but I ended up here, and may end up with one in the future.
I am more of a lurker, but I created an account to share an installation idea, mainly for the magnets, but I'd imagine other uses may emerge if someone tries it. The current standard uses a scalpel, which is destructive to the tissue you're trying to preserve for sensitivity. There's a method of pocket creation which uses fluid for blunt dissection, which preserves the nerve tissue and maximizes your sensitivity. When doing superficial procedures, a small needle attached to a syringe of lidocaine (or sterile saline if you want to remain hardcore) is injected underneath the skin, raising and blanching the skin, creating a wheal which dissects the skin in a rounded pattern. Once that area is numb, you can bend the needle, enter the wheal, and advance the needle tip to the location while injecting, which again creates a linear wheal in a tract, ideally the exact width of the diameter of your magnet. Then you take a scalpel, and make a small incision the size of the magnet in the first wheal. Place the magnet inside and push with forceps or squeeze it down the tunnel like an ice pop. Once it's there, you can squeeze any remaining fluid out of the tract, seal with your choice of sterile bandage, and wrap with tape. The tunnel and wheal you created will disappear shortly and your device is cozy in a pouch.
I'll lurk around and try to answer questions if there are any. I may start getting involved in local body modification shops if they want. It's handy to have access to lidocaine and antibiotics for things like this.