What is a spacer for piercings?

What is a spacer for piercings?

Ear spacers are cylindrical pieces of jewellery that fit snugly into larger diameter body piercings. Fake spacer earrings refer to traditional piercings that only imitate the look of smaller sized ear spacers.

How do you keep your piercings open during surgery?

Inform patients who are afraid of losing fresh piercings if jewelry is removed that their piercer can insert plastic or quartz (inert substances that are safe for the OR) retainers in the holes to keep the wounds from closing.

What is a belly button piercing retainer?

A piercing retainer or retainer rings will keep your piercing discreet for however long you need to hide it.

What is a transparent piercing spacer?

Bioplast is a form of medical “plastic” that is safe for piercings. It makes an excellent material for initial piercings and those with sensitive skin due to its biocompatibility, and flexible nature. Retainers are used to keep a piercing open and viable, even in times when you couldn’t typically wear piercings.

How do you hide a nose piercing?

Conceal the piercing with a flesh-colored acrylic retainer. There are small domes or balls of flesh colored acrylic that you can buy to cover up a nose piercing. They are sometimes made with clear Lucite. You can also cover the piercing with a tiny flat disc that you’ve painted with skin-tone nail polish.

Why does jewelry need to be removed before surgery?

A major concern during surgery is the effect metal has on electrocautery, the technique routinely used to electrically seal bleeding vessels. Wearing metal jewelry may cause an electrical arc, resulting in mild to severe burns.

Can I leave earrings in for surgery?

For your safety, you must remove ALL body jewelry before your procedure. This includes piercing and body jewelry in places on your body that are not affected by the procedure or surgery. This includes earrings, nose rings, tongue rings, genital piercings, dermal implants, etc.

What is a pregnancy belly ring?

For comfort, you can remove your current belly button jewelry and replace it with a maternity or pregnancy belly button ring. These rings are made out of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a flexible, nickel-free wire. It’s designed to expand as your body changes and as your belly grows.

Can I get pierced with bioplast?

Bioplast is a trademarked medical grade plastic that is biocompatible, flexible and optimal for healing your piercings as it contains no nickel. Bioplast can be autoclaved, meaning you can get your initial piercing with it.

Is plastic body jewelry safe?

There’s a wide range of materials out there that people use for body jewelry. From metals, woods, horns, and stones there’s no shortage of material to wear. And most materials, like anything else, have a good version, and a not so good version. That’s right folks, there is NO safe acrylic or plastic* body jewelry.