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US Man Receives Full Face Transplant

The wonders of medical science. I would imagine this young man will have years of rehabilitation ahead, but thanks to a donor and fantastic surgical team, he’s been given a new lease on life.

A power line accident left a 25-year-old man horribly disfigured, but now he has successfully received the nation’s first full face transplant.

Dallas Wiens underwent over 15 hours of surgery by a team of 30 doctors, nurses and other staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an organ donor.

Wiens’ was injured in November 2008 while working in a cherry picker. His head touched a high voltage electrical wire, and his face was practically erased.

The $300,000 operation was paid for by the U.S. Department of Defense as part of its research to help severely wounded service personnel.

via US Man Receives Full Face Transplant – Health News – redOrbit.

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