Full face transplant ‘a success’


A team of 30 Spanish doctors say they have successfully performed the world’s first full face transplant.
A man injured in a shooting accident received the entire facial skin and muscles – including cheekbones, nose, lips and teeth – of a donor.

The man is recovering well after the 22-hour operation, said a spokesperson from Vall d’Hebron University Hospital.

Process
-Face from dead donor is removed in four hour operation
-Veins, arteries, skin, muscles, and bones are taken
-The patient is anaesthetised partway through surgery on the donor and any previous skin grafts are removed
-The donor face and accompanying blood vessels are stitched to the patient using complex microvascular surgery

Looks kinda gruesome when you look at the pictures =/ like theyre chopping off half your face or something lol
– News Story

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    Ammara said,

    holy fuck
    that is so cool
    imagine that like….
    whoa :\


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