Silicone calf implant, United Kingdom, 1996

Made:
1996 in United Kingdom

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Calf implant made of silicone elastomer filled with silicone gel. Full view, graduated black perspex background.
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Calf implant, silicone elastomer filled with silicone gel, by Nagor Limited, United Kingdom, 1996 (see note).

Calf implants, like this example made from silicone, are inserted under the skin, usually as part of reconstructive surgery to repair damage caused by injuries or infections.

However, calf implants have recently become very fashionable in cosmetic surgery. As with any surgery, there are always risks such as infection and the results may not last for very long. This implant was made by Nagor Ltd, a company specialising in designing and making implants.

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Identifier:
2000-228
type:
silicone implant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant
credit:
Nagor Limited

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