The method of retention is decided between the patient and doctor, with consultation to FinFace on the subject if needed. The retention system is integrating into the manufacturing process.
The patient is referred by their doctor to FinFace with a treatment form (maksusitoomus) for consultation. They come to us or we visit their hospital if travel is not an option for the patient, due to physical limitations. Each case being different, this consultation is used to assess any limitations and research what we can offer.
This will involve silicone moulds being taken to reference the defect and the surrounding area. We create a plaster model from this, which we use to begin the sculpturing and modelling of the prosthesis in wax. At this stage reference photos will be taken.
The wax prosthesis sculptured using the plaster mould is fitted to the patient. This is the stage where the patient can personalise the prosthesis shape to their satisfaction. We make adjustments to satisfy the patients and our needs. The wax is then set into stone plaster.
The silicone is mixed and coloured as close as possible to match the patients skin tone and the surrounding areas then placed in the stone mould.
Fitting and finalising
The silicone prosthesis is cured and then trimmed at the margins to fit the defected area. A final colouring system is applied to detail the prosthesis, and then any final adjustments are made. The patient is then trained in the use and maintenance of the prosthesis. The patient leaves with the prosthesis completed.
Control - Warranty
At a later date a control appointment is booked to check the prosthesis and ensure that it is functioning correctly. When FinFace and the patient are happy with its function the prosthesis finalised.