What is the Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic?
The Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic is an ultra-specialized prosthetics practice for individuals seeking a relaxed but highly focused and results-oriented approach to facial, hand and aesthetic restoration. Established in 1985, the Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic was the first full-service office, clinic and laboratory dedicated exclusively to providing facial and body prosthetics by clinically-trained medical artists. For many years medical and dental specialists throughout the country have entrusted us with the privilege of providing their patients with the individualized care and unsurpassed aesthetic results that offer the greatest chance for successful head and neck rehabilitation and somato restoration... (more information)
What is the MAP Clinic's philosophy?
The anatomical accuracy and the “life-like” quality of a facial, finger, hand or other visible aesthetic prosthesis is critically important in a patient's initial acceptance of and their happiness with their new prosthesis. A collaborative team approach certainly benefits many of our patients just as our new prototyping technology benefits others. However; no matter where your care is received, the final result - the way you look with your prosthesis in place and live with your prosthesis each day- is ultimately determined by the commitment, the judgment and the skill of the anaplastologist you have selected... (more information)
What is the MAP Clinic's mission?
The mission of the Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic is to provide not only the most faithful and life-like restoration possible, but one that is durable, comfortable and manageable for each individual. As an integral part of prosthetic rehabilitation teams, our anaplastologists coordinate their efforts with head and neck, dental and other specialists in private practice as well as those associated with institutions in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin and other states across the country... (more information)
What about the facial prostheses that attach to implants with clips or magnets?
Yes, implant-retained prostheses are available at the Clinic. Our cumulative experience with craniofacial osseointegration as medical artists began in 1984 at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and in Gothenburg, Sweden where our technique was shared with P.I. Branemark, M.D, PhD, the father of osseointegration. For many years we have teamed with surgical and prosthodontic specialists to provide many patients with this elegant and predictable method of prosthetic attachment... (more information)
What is new at Medical Art Prosthetics?
With the increased demand for our services we were fortunate to receive at the end of 2004 the impressive talents of Allison Vest, MS, an anaplastologist from the renowned University of Illinois program. Ms. Vest brings additional training from Wales and the University of Florida and adds a whole new dimension to what Medical Art Prosthetics has to offer. Ms Vest represents the future of clinical anaplastology with her balance of natural artistic talent, her command of important digital technologies in head and neck rehabilitation and her proven clinical skills and patient rapport. Her qualifications and dedication as a full-time practitioner is a rare and valuable asset to our practice and the field of facial and body restoration... (more information)
In 2005 we established an additional Medical Art Prosthetics Clinic in Madison, Wisconsin. With the University of Wisconsin as a backdrop we strive to serve the Midwest and to advance our knowledge and our capacity to improve our field.
How does the process work?
We meet with you, examine the involved area and discuss how we can help.
We use a soft impression material to smooth over and around the involved areas.
We painstakingly sculpt and check the fit of the wax prototype right on you.
We match the material of the prosthesis to your skin tone.
We tint your prosthesis to fit unique skin features.
DELIVERY and INSTRUCTIONS:
Your prosthesis and its proper use will be carefully demonstrated in front of you.