Figure plastinates can be easily handled and viewed from all sides, even though their appearance compares to that of anatomical wet preparations. They feel dry and clean. Thereby the haptic impression developed through touching and feeling the plastinate stands in the forefront. Structures poorly understood from pictures or models, such as heart valves, hollow organs or nervous tissue, are made visible and comprehensible.
Figure plastinates play an important role as auxiliary material in courses and anatomical preparation classes. Clinical examinations, e.g. gastroscopy, can be realistically recreated and stages of preparation demonstrated step by step.