I found out today that I'm getting my tonsils out, and the doctor (who also will be the surgeon) said that I need to take the tongue stud out for the surgery. I asked if I could use a plastic stud instead of a metal one and he said he thinks it would be fine... Apparently it causes some complications with the cauterizing of the wound.. or something.. Anyone else go through this? What did you do? Also, where is a good site to get a quality plastic stud?