Embalming: The Process to a Final Resting Place

Setting the features includes the oral cavity such as the mouth is often sutured together and the eyes which eye caps are inserted under the eyelids to keep the eyes closed, filling up the sunken areas of the face which is called Hypodermic embalming and balancing the nose to achieve a pleasant facial appearance prior to the embalming process. The idea in setting the facial features is to give the deceased a natural appearance as if they were asleep. Performing these tasks after embalming would be difficult due to the formaldehyde causing the skin to harden. The most common injection points are the carotid, femoral or brachial artery. Raising an artery means making an incision on the body, finding the artery and securing it for the injection of embalming fluid.

Secondly, you would need to inject the embalming fluid into the artery using an embalming machine and drain from the corresponding veins using a drain tube. The purpose of the embalming machine is to inject the fluid into the body forcing the blood out. Once the injection procedure is compete you will need to punc



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