John Amanam is making hyper-realistic prostheses. He decided to go into prosthesis making after his brother was involved in an accident and lost one of his limbs. John’s silicone prostheses are manually adjustable and have all the forms and colors of natural body parts. Today his company “Immortal Cosmetics” (located in Uyo, the capital of Akwa-Ibom State) has up to 15 staff and have gotten clients from more than forty countries in the world.
John does only customized prostheses that goes with his clients’ skin tone and sizes. Prices of prostheses differ: ears from 200,000 naira, fingers are 90,000 – 120,000 naira, the foot is 450,000 – 500,000 naira, the hand below the elbow costs 600,000 – 650,000 naira. It usually takes 1 or 2 months to make one hyper-realistic prosthesis.
Anaplastology is a branch of medicine dealing with the prosthetic rehabilitation of the injured face or body.