Teardrop-shaped facial implant, United Kingdom, 1996

1996 in United Kingdom

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2000-229, 2000-230, 2000-231, 2000-232, 2000-233: Facial implant made of silicone elastomer. Full view, graduated black
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Silicone facial implant, concave section, tear-drop shaped, by Nagor Limited, United Kingdom, 1996 (see note).

Made from an elastic type of silicone, this teardrop-shaped implant is used for reconstructive surgery of the face. Materials such as silicone are used for surgery because the human body does not recognise them so they tend not to be attacked by the immune system and rejected.

This example was made by Nagor Ltd, a company that designs and manufactures implants. It is shown here with four other facial examples (2000-229, 2000-230, 2000-232, 2000-233).


Plastics and Modern Materials
silicone implant
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant
Nagor Limited

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