Superior Color, Material, Refinement and Retention

How well does your current prosthesis match your own skin? Basically, how effective is it in not being noticed at all? Does your prosthesis accomplish this? Medical Art Prosthetics can create for you a life-like, natural-looking new prosthesis.

As specialists in facial prosthetics we focus our talents and commit whatever time and energy our conscience dictates as medical artists in creating prostheses of such naturalism they could be seen as works of art. Our results consistently please our patients and physicians who recognize our work.

See for yourself, the MAP difference.

Patients fly to us for the results we proudly demonstrate with close-up clinical photography. We encourage all patients and physicians to request this type of documentation by their anaplastologist, ocularist, prosthodontist or whoever they choose to deliver their prosthetic restoration and follow-up care.

Please contact us today and tell us about your needs. We would like to help.

Selecting Your Provider

Advanced degrees, certifications and licensure are important credentials that give some assurance you will receive safe and ethical care from a provider who has demonstrated basic competence in the making and fitting of facial prostheses. However, judging effectiveness is highly subjective. Patients must determine that a provider specializes and that can only be substantiated by seeing many quality photographs of before and after case results of patients with the same condition.

Our certified clinical anaplastologists have sought to distinguish facial anaplastology not as an ancillary service, but as a flagship service; a service honed through daily practice in dedicated facilities for over 3 decades. This accomplishment is unique in the United States.

These are questions you should ask any provider you are considering for prosthetics:

  • Is the provider certified and/or licensed in a field of prosthetics?
  • Is the provider formally trained and/or degreed in fine art (painting, sculpture, color theory, etc)?
  • Does the provider hold a degree in a clinical/health science?
  • Does the provider share evidence of current attachment/design options and final aesthetic results?
  • Does the provider perform the procedure on a regular basis to demonstrate expertise/specialization?
  • Has the provider received favorable or unfavorable professional recognition?

Learn more about our location’s accreditations and primary focus on facial prosthetics.

MAP Accreditations

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.

These 2 ear prosthesis examples were not created by Medical Art Prosthetics. They have several problems:

• Anatomical structure is lacking in detail and refinement.
• Coloration is very superficial and opaque.
• Reworked surface looks hurried and crude.

The deteriorated bar/clip-retained ear prosthesis was not created by Medical Art Prosthetics. This prosthesis was fracturing throughout the bulk material and separating from the acrylic substructure. The patient resorted to using medical adhesives to hold the prosthesis together.

The new prosthesis we provided utilized a high performance medical silicone with proper appropriate characterization and a mechanically anchored bar/clip substructure for greater integrity and durability.

This patient wore 2 different older prostheses NOT provided by Medical Art Prosthetics. They both were made in a non-standard material and lack correct size and color characterization and opacity. They are too translucent. Our prosthesis addressed these issues.

This collage documents a patient’s bar/clip osseointegration-retention system and two prosthesis attempts that she had received elsewhere. Here we see the new prosthesis that she received from Medical Art Prosthetics and a comparison of the ear prosthesis treatments.

The patient’s older implant-retained ear prosthesis (NOT provided by Medical Art Prosthetics) was fitted with an ordinary samarium cobalt non-sealed magnet which corroded causing skin irritation and attachment failure. We prepared a new auricular prosthesis with a powerful low-profile neodymium iron boron magnet encased and sealed in corrosion-proof and inert titanium. All materials used by Medical Art Prosthetics are biocompatible, safe and designed to last years.