Sculpture

Taking an impression

ANaplastologie - Taking an impression The first phase in production consists in taking an impression.
This can be conducted using several techniques, depending on your medical condition and the type of retention methods used for your prosthesis. 
The impression gives a plaster or resin copy of the region of your face concerned and will be used as a basis for the sculpting phases.

Modelling and Sculpting

ANaplastologie - Modelling and Sculpting The facial features of each person are unique, which is why our epitheses are sculpted individually. Several consultations will be necessary for each case:

- for an auricular epithesis, the methods for attaching the ear will be examined first and resin may be made as a base layer. 
An ear will be sculpted copying the exact shape and features of the ear on the other side of the head and adapted to the contours of the surrounding skin.

- for an orbital epithesis, the ocular prosthesis (the glass or resin eye) must be made first by an approved ocularist. It is then carefully positioned in the cavity taking into account the implants and the position of the magnets on the epithesis. The difficulty lies in sculpting the eyelids, the inner eyelids and recreating the patient's natural expression.

- for a nasal epithesis, the patient must be able to breathe normally. When modelling the nose, "before" photos of may be used, but the sculpture is made taking into account the facial features of each person.

Designing and making the mould

ANaplastologie - Designing and making the mould  
Once the sculpture of the model has been finished, a mould must be made. This is comprised of several parts in addition to the resins and retention magnets and the ocular prosthesis, if relevant. 

The model is then destroyed, except for the resins, magnets and the ocular prosthesis, if relevant.