How to make implants for breast augmentation
• How to make implants for breast augmentation
My name is Alexander, I'm a plastic surgeon. In my work I use implants for breast augmentation. Probably many have heard of such an operation, and they know that breast augmentation using implants made of silicone, but these implants are made aware not all. Thus was born the idea to come to the factory for the manufacture of implants and see the whole process with my own eyes and take on the production of the film.
For this purpose, we decided to sezdit France at the plant for the production of Eurosilicone implants.
It is I, Alexander Sokolov. Outside the window the early morning of March 21, 2011 and 10000m altitude. Soon the landing at the airport of Paris.
So we at the factory. Right from Anna, Andreas Klein, Director of Sales, left Patrick Goud Director Eurosilicone plant. Before the start of the presentation. I very presentation, with your permission, I will not point and move on to the fun part - the production of implants.
This Bernard Tomatis, Director of Quality Supervision, director of development and production. Generally combines many posts. A normal guy, a couple of times to break his nose, but his eyes were very good. He vowed to kill us all if you tell secrets to competitors. I also promised that we can respond in kind, Anya calmly translated and after an awkward pause, the presentation began.
This is by implants plant. Two main body in which is production, quality control laboratory, administrative office. Still there is the third building is a warehouse of finished products.
Here in these containers and implants are the future. While true in a liquid form.
A general view of the plant with the main jobs.
This is the first stage of implant production. There is a mixture of the original components as said our French comrades - preparing dispersions.
The scent is specific, so you need to wear a special respirator.
The photo shows the form in which the shell is made of implants. In the background is seen the worker lowers the liquid silicone to form a solution.
Then the molds are suspended in a special closet where drain excess liquid silicone. Immersion in solution form must be done carefully to a shell thickness no air bubbles.
Then forms on the surface coated with liquid silicone is moved on trolleys and transported to an oven for drying.
Once processed form in a furnace, and the first cladding layer has dried up, they are again dipped in liquid silicone, and then sent to the furnace. This continues 13 times. Each layer is treated at a certain temperature and a certain amount of time. Each layer has its own function in the shell. One layer is responsible for the permeability of different elasticity, and the third strength T. D. The last of the deposited layers is prepared for texture.
texture on a skin future implant is applied with a certain size of salt crystals. On the top layer is poured the molten salt, and then shaped again sent to the furnace. This procedure is repeated twice. Then the molds are immersed in distilled water for flushing salt crystals.
In this photo shows the process of removing the shell forms. Sheath gently pulled off the mold and formed into the tray.
In parallel manufacturing shell made patch, which would close the opening at the lower side of the implant remaining after removal of the shell from the mold. In the photo officer checks the thickness of the patch.
its patch is applied, on which the marking is applied after the manufacture of the patches on each shell (volume, model, serial number).
The marking is applied by laser.
It turns out that's such a wonderful zaplatochka.
Then use this machine's patch is attached to the shell. Thus there is a small opening through which the next phase will be shell filled with silicone gel.
Under the effect of temperature 136gr. The patch is adhered for a few minutes.
This is the stage of filling the shell with silicone gel. The gel has pyamyat form that allows you to create anatomical implants.
After filling the gel membrane, there are microscopic air bubbles. To remove their implants are placed in a pressure chamber where a vacuum is created -0 9bar. With such negative pressure all air bubbles accumulate in the upper part of the shell from which they are easy to remove. On the tray are already treated with implants. White specks is air bubbles.
So the air is removed using a special needle.
After removal of air bubbles process opening is sealed.
Implants for finishing the last time go into the oven.
After the last treatment in the oven ready implants are packed in such double blisters.
Carefully sealed box, and then sent to the implant sterilization. Sterilization is carried out by means of gamma radiation.
The last inspection of the finished product.
Now we are in quality control laboratories. It hosts a variety of tests of finished products. The first test on the static nakruzku. The implant is placed in a press and pressurized to 500kg.
Start squeezing process.
Now on the implant when a load of 500kg.
As you can see the implant is safe and sound.
The next test for tensile strength and durability of the implant shell. From the shell of the implant is cut a small strip and placed in a special machine. Then begins the stretching shell up to its rupture.
The operator carefully records all parameters to the shell rupture. In this case this occurred at 576% elongation. Standard requires not less than 500%. That's actually the whole tour of the factory.
By the way, this prosthetic testicles. Sometimes it is necessary to put these here, when you do not have enough of its own.
It's the final product - breast implants.
The impression after the trip were very good. French first very nervous, why not pomimali from Russia came to the doctor, which will shoot the film and why. I explained why women from Russia are so interested in the factory in France, reassured that this is not industrial espionage, and others. They received us very well. Now, sometimes I remember about that day and becomes joy.
Thanks for your attention.