Surface Anchor ("Microdermal") Fell Out

I received this message from a gal who was concerned about her surface anchor:

Hi! I had a microdermal piercing today above my cleavage and not 4 hours after having it pierced  it fell out into my lap!

Is this normal? i'm scared of it getting infected. Should I go back to the piercing shop tomorrow?

Be great if you could get back :(
M. x

My reply:

Hi M.,
They usually last longer than that, but the truth is they aren't a permanent adornment the way regular body piercings can be.

Also, I don't know that I'd trust the piercer who put it in. They didn't bandage it with a wound sealant clear dressing? That is quite common following the procedure.

The fact that your jewelry came out doesn't have anything to do with an increased risk of infection, unless you touched the wound with dirty fingers.

I think you should go back and get your money back, and learn more about them before deciding whether or not to have it replaced (probably with a different piercer).

Sincerely,
Elayne

Elayne Angel, Author
The Piercing Bible--The Definitive Guide to Safe Body Piercing
President, Association of Professional Piercers

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