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Getting Back the Little Things is a Big Thing.

October 3rd, 2018

Caucasian young woman wears 3 hyper realistic silicone prosthetic fingers custom painted and sculpted by Aesthetic Prosthetics in Pasadena, Ca los angeles, california hollywood socal image upper right same woman wears frog green utility prosthesis for BMX ing x games bicycling , mechanical and passive uses HCR platinum silicone
This client traveled to us from out of state. She had three highly realistic prosthetic fingers created as well as a utility hand.  Having prostheses made isn’t just about restoring the look of the fingers she lost.  These prostheses are about playing with the kids in her family and not feeling like she has to hide her hand so they don’t get concerned.  About grabbing keys off of the counter and not dropping them for lack of grip and getting back to her family tradition of bicycling on the weekend. They are about heading to the gym with friends and not being afraid to pick up weights, going a full workday without the pain of bumping the sensitive amputation site, and so much more.  Each person’s life is impacted differently by their amputation.  Our goal is to listen to our clients’ needs and help them get back as many of the things that amputation has taken from them as we can.

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Great Anticipation

December 14th, 2017

This client was so excited about getting his new prosthetic finger, he couldn’t sleep the night before his appointment.  We’re happy to meet his expectations!

Caucasian man wears realistic silicone finger prosthesis created by aesthetic prosthetics in pasadena los angeles california

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From Practical to Extraordinary

November 22nd, 2017

       We’ve had the pleasure of making this client two realistic prosthetic partial hands since 2010.  As a carpenter, he has realized over time that he no longer needs a realistic hand under his glove while at work.  This time, he requested we make him a custom sculpted utility hand from High Consistency Rubber (HCR). HCR is an extremely durable platinum silicone that we sculpt by hand with no molds. By using his utility prosthetic hand at work and keeping his realistic prosthesis for evenings and days off, he can extend the life of both pieces.

      Whether a client wants an exceptionally realistic prosthesis or something a bit more simple and task oriented, we are happy to provide our clients with the full range of options and are open to changes should those needs evolve over time.

Pictured: Realistic partial hand restoration, 2014.

                 Custom Sculpted HCR Utility partial hand pictured next to metal framework used during the sculpting process, 2017.

mexican latino man wears realistic silicone prosthetic hand created by aesthetic prosthetics in pasadena ca los angeles southern california

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Client Stories

Jose

February 6th, 2017

Jose, a hairstylist, struggled to find a practitioner to make prostheses that fit right for his three missing fingers. The fingers would be too big, too loose, too tight, or the color would be complet...

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Simone

February 6th, 2017

Simone marched on after she lost first one leg and then the other. She wore out many prostheses and dozens of pairs of tennis shoes and flats. But for about twenty years, she had not worn heels. She i...

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Ted

February 6th, 2017

Ted used a hook for his left hand for several years until he learned that his insurance would cover a more realistic hand. He works as an accountant, yet struggled to find a prosthetic hand that would...

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Viola

February 6th, 2017

“What was important to me,” Viola says, “was to return to independence. And in order to do that, I needed to have the tools to work with. And that tool was my prosthesis.” Viola radiates many things–h...

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