Get with the times and find out what the craze is all about.
We have all heard of belly button piercings, nipple rings, tongue studs, and even fine jewelry made especially for the clitoris. Some of us are even guilty of indulging in one or more of these unconventional jewelry fads. However, the latest craze to hit the streets is truly unheard of. You may be wondering what may be even more mind blowing than studs made for one’s private parts, but the latest fashion trend to take the world by storm is located much higher north on one’s anatomy.
Extraocular implants, or simply known as eyeball jewelry, is a form of cosmetic implant that involves a piece of jewelry being implanted into the human eye. It should be clarified that this implant is not placed directly into the iris, rather, it is placed into the superficial part of the human eye. In other words, when safely and professionally done, the implant will not affect one’s eyesight.
In simple terms, the doctor will first inject an anesthetic into the eyeball to numb the area. A small incision will then be made to make room for the piece of jewelry that is usually no more than a few millimeters in size. The entire procedure takes no more than a few minutes. It is normal for patients to expect a little bit of local bleeding and redness that will go away within a couple of weeks. Antibiotics are usually prescribed to combat an infection that may arise from the procedure.
Initially introduced in the Netherlands, eyeball jewelry was the answer to a radical form of bodily modification. The procedure is conducted relatively quickly and does not interfere with the eye’s performance and mobility. Although relatively new, patient satisfaction levels have been recorded as being very high with no side effects. This trend has quickly caught on in other parts of the world and eyeball jewelry is now in high demand.
Although the procedure is very expensive to undergo, this has not stopped some diehard fans from going through with the implants. The cost of eyeball jewelry can run up to $3,000 or more depending on the type of jewelry used. However many claim that the uniqueness and rarity of having a piece of jewelry in one’s eyeball is worth the high price and risk. Additionally, just like swapping out one’s earrings for another pair when one gets bored, the same can be done with eyeball jewelry. All one has to do is to head back to the doctor and request for a swap. Although the procedure takes mere minutes, the cost can go up to $1,000 per swap so it is advisable that the patient pick a jewelry design that they can see themselves displaying in their eyeball for a long time.
As interesting as getting eyeball jewelry is, those interested in undergoing the procedure should take note that it is unavailable in most parts of the world, including most parts of the United States of America. One can either patiently wait until the trend hits one’s shores, or make the trip to the Netherlands for this life changing experience. The only thing to keep in mind is to choose a licensed practitioner skilled at performing the implants and all will be well.
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