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What Happens To Your Body When It’s Embalmed

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Embalming is the method used when an open casket funeral is set to happen. Embalming is an art and a science that helps preserve human remains in order to forestall decomposition. The purpose of embalming is to make the deceased individual more presentable, life-like and suitable for a public display at a funeral. Some religions and cultures place a larger significance on embalming than others.

A lot of time, skill, practice and expertise goes into preparing a body for its final presentation.

Here is a step by step process of how embalming is done.

The whole process is estimated to take about 45 minutes while the dressing of the body and makeup generally take a lot longer. As mentioned earlier, embalming is meant to delay decomposition so different chemicals and fluids will be used to slow the speed of decay.

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The body is made more lifelike in order for the loved ones to go through the grieving process of seeing them one last time. Especially when the individual died in a traumatic way, it is an essential part of closure to say their goodbyes.

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The first step is to ensure that the body is actually dead. The scariest thing would be a premature burial.

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Specialists who do one last check for vitals and check for things such as pulse and clouded corneas.

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