Aesthetic Prosthetics founder, Stefan Knauss, began working in prosthetics with the idea that prosthetics should fit well, bring back function and look genuinely realistic. It soon became apparent that realism was not a priority in conventional prosthetics. Thus, he started his own company in order to raise the bar.
What good is a nice looking prosthesis if it is uncomfortable or falls off? Fit is not an afterthought, it is a priority. We start every project making sure the fit is secure and comfortable before moving on to form and color.
It is important that a prosthesis matches a client’s skin color and just as important that it lasts. Our prosthetic fingers and facial pieces are painted intrinsically, so the color is a part of the piece, not an outside layer. The color on our prosthetic hands and arms is sealed with a patented mold making method that leaves no seams and maintains high resolution detail, making our pieces durable enough to endure everyday use. We create prosthetic leg covers in a silicone that has the resilience to last for years.
Realism, Customization and Feedback
We work with each client in person. We are not a mail order company and do not consider our products comparable to such. We interview the people we serve, and find out how we can make a piece that best meets their expectations. Along the way, we ask for client feedback and if it is not good enough, we work on it until it is. This process simply cannot be automated by taking limited spectrum and detail photos from afar and clicking through programmed menu options
is co-owner of Aesthetic Prosthetics and a Prosthetist. He earned a bachelors from Occidental College and studied at the Art Center College of Design. He has a Masters of Associated Medical Sciences from the Craniofacial Center in the Department of Maxillofacial Prosthetics at the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. He also studied prosthetics and orthotics at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Stefan is certified in prosthetics and orthotics by the American Board of Certification for Prosthetics and Orthotics.
is co-owner of Aesthetic Prosthetics and the office manager. She has a Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. She has worked in a variety of rehabilitation settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools, home health, and private practice.
joined the company in 2008 as a Medical Prosthetic Artist after completing a training program in anaplastology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and the Bronx VA in New York. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelors of Arts degree at Florida State University and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture at the New York Academy of Art. She is a member of the International Anaplastology Association.
Joined the team as a Medical Prosthetic Artist in 2012 after working as a sculptor and painter in Hollywood special fX. His formal art studies began at the Valley Art Institute, Woodland Hills, CA and he studied sculpture and design at OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA.