Magnet Rupturing Myths:
If you have went searching for information about magnet implants, you may have noticed that the little information available is mainly from a negative experience documented by Shannon Larratt in 2003 on BME. These implants by Steve Haworth were in their testing phase back then and never made it to mass production.
These first magnets were dip-coated with implant-grade silicone, and rather large in size. Due to the dip-coating process, the silicone coating on these magnets was easy to rupture with physical force (Shannon’s fingertip implants were ruptured by opening a jar). Due to the cylindrical shape of the magnets and the coating being an ovular shape, this left weak points in the silicone on the corners of the magnet.
After learning this flaw, the design was changed in two major ways: smaller gold-plated rare earth magnets are now used and they are injection-coated rather than dip-coated. This leaves the coating completely even around the cylindrical shape of the magnet and able to take much abuse with very little risk of rupturing due to force from everyday hand functions.
Magnet Interference with Electronic Devices Myths:
These magnets have been tested against all sorts of electronic devices as well as magnetic strips on bank cards/credit cards. They have been found to be unable to cause any damage to any of these devices prior to being implanted into the body, which makes them even less likely to affect these items when in the body. These magnets are strong enough to achieve new sensations within the body, but not strong enough to damage these external devices.
If you ever need to have an MRI, advise your doctor that you have this magnet implant and that it will need to be protected during your MRI procedure. Having an MRI done could potentially pull your magnet out from your body, causing physical damage to the implant location, physical discomfort and possible damage to the MRI machine.
Implant-Grade Silicone Life Information:
The oldest implants using this specific implant-grade silicone coating have been healed in the body since 1967. This silicone is very trustworthy.