As you can guess from our name, we at Tierney Orthotics & Prosthetics specialize in prosthetic devices of all kinds, and that includes cosmetic prosthetics. Like the name suggests, the primary purpose of a cosmetic prosthetic is to mimic the look of your natural limb. While most of the time you will no doubt want a prosthetic that gives you as much functionality as possible, there are some occasions when looks might take priority–for example, if you are attending a wedding or similar function. In this article, our team will go over some key information you need to know about cosmetic prosthetics.
Cosmetic prosthetics are a type of passive prosthetic, as they do not provide active movement. As we alluded to above, these devices are designed to mimic the look of your natural limbs as closely as possible so that people are less likely to notice that they are prosthetics. While there is of course absolutely no shame in using a prosthetic, many active prosthetic models do look rather noticeable and conspicuous, which can attract unwanted questions and make you feel self-conscious. If you want to be able to look your best and blend into the crowd at your next big event, you may want to invest in a cosmetic prosthesis.
Our cosmetic prosthetics are custom-made for each of our clients, using clear silicone and pigments to mirror their exact skin tone, and even matching the wrinkles, veins, and knuckle definition of the non-affected hand. We assure you that it will take much more than a quick glance to tell the difference between your natural limb and your new prosthesis.