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The Resurrection of Amalia Mendoza - Details

One of the glass eyes of Amalia Mendoza is sanded down to fit the prosthetic face. Greg Kahn/Staff

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One of the glass eyes of Amalia Mendoza is sanded down to fit the prosthetic face. Greg Kahn/Staff

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  • The original prosthetic worn by Amalia Mendoza since her accident in May 2001. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A tongue depressor is used as a handle as Dr. David Trainer makes a mold of Amalia Mendoza's face. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Dr. David Trainer brushes the mold with implants made from Amalia Mendoza's face. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A wax piece to begin to carve out the face of Amalia Mendoza as old images of her before the accident lay beside. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Dr. David Trainer checks the look of Amalia's face as he builds the shape with wax. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Dr. David Trainer blends powder and Silicon together to make the flesh tone for Amalia Mendoza's prosthetic face. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • A mold from the wax face is made for the final silicon version of the prosthetic. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • Eyebrows are placed on the prosthetic face of Amalia Mendoza. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • One of the glass eyes of Amalia Mendoza is sanded down to fit the prosthetic face. Greg Kahn/Staff
  • The finished new prosthetic face of Amalia Mendoza. Greg Kahn/Staff

Details from the process of making the prosthetic face for Amalia Mendoza, who lost her face in a car accident in May 2001, and came to Naples, Fla. to have a prosthetic face made for her by David Trainer, one of the world's leading prosthetic makers.

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