The prosthesis on the left was not created by Medical Art Prosthetics. It appears at this stage of deterioration to be almost monochromatic (lacking in color variation) which results in a “plastic” look. The patient received our newly designed prosthesis on the right which featured the skin-like surface details such as superficial blood vessels, moles and hyperpigmentation.
Deeper layering of yellow tones also creates the illusion of antihelix cartilage beneath the skin and a matted ear lobe connotes fleshy tissues that make the final ear prosthesis more natural – more real. Ear prostheses should not be monochromatic. Rather, they should possess pink, amber, scarlet, and umber at different depths, even lavender in discrete zones – all rendered carefully to make your prosthesis look alive.