Arc-shaped silicone facial implant, United Kingdom, 1996

Made:
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, 'C'-shaped, by Nagor Limited, United Kingdom, 1996 (see note).

Made from an elastic type of silicone, this arc-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, 2000-231, 2000-232).

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Identifier:
2000-233
type:
silicone implant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • prosthesis
  • surgical implant
credit:
2000

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