About Us

Artistic Solutions:
Real Results

Aesthetic Prosthetics® work with each of our clients in person in the comfort and privacy of our facility located in Pasadena, California. Amputations can differ from person-to-person and need to be treated individually. We work personally with you to find out how we can make a prosthesis that best meets your expectations. It is important that the prosthesis matches your skin tone and features, as well as fits properly. During the process of fabrication, we ask for your feedback so we can make any alterations to ensure the prosthesis is right for you.  

We are skilled artists, in addition to being trained in prosthetics and orthotics. Colors, tones, and textures are important and can only be determined by making real life judgments, noting fluctuations in time and temperature then selecting the correct, custom mixed composition that is right for you. The color choices are reconfirmed with test paintings in subsequent visits. Protheses are detailed using your own skin as a reference right down to the smallest detail, such as fingerprints. This is truly a unique, one-of-a-kind process. You will not find anything like this “out of a box” or “off the shelf.” We are in the business of making realistic prosthetics that meet the highest standards. We will do whatever it takes to make sure your prosthesis feels like a part of you.

Stefan Knauss

Stefan is the co-owner of Aesthetic Prosthetics®and a Prosthetist. He earned a Bachelors degree 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 in Chicago. He also studied prosthetics and orthotics at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Stefan is certified in prosthetics and orthotics by the American Board of Certifications for Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Beth Knauss

Beth is the 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. Beth has worked in a variety of rehabilitation settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools, home health and private practice.

Rachel Chang

Rachel is a team member at Aesthetic Prosthetics®. Her artistic background comes from Laguna College of Art + Design, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts emphasizing in sculpture. She also currently teaches classes and workshops at various studio locations.