Mar 27, 2011

First full face transplant held in US

Dallas Wiens was badly injured in 2008, doctor saved her life but his face was
 Dallas head came in contact with an electrical line while he was working atop a lift. He was checking in for a full face transplant surgery the first of its kind in the United States.
 Doctors were able to save his life, but most of his facial features were lost and he was left blind. But last week, more than 30 physicians, nurses, and anaesthesiologists worked for more than 15 hours to replace his nose, lips, facial skin, muscles of facial animation and nerves. Plastic surgeon Doctor Bohdan Pomahac, who led the medical team, says their only setback was not being able to restore his vision.

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