Thursday, December 01, 2005

The First Face Transplant

An article was released by the Associated Press today about the first face transplant.

The 38-year-old woman, who wants to remain anonymous, had a nose, lips and chin grafted onto her face from a brain-dead donor whose family gave consent. The operation, performed Sunday, included a surgeon already famous for transplant breakthroughs, Jean-Michel Dubernard. “The patient’s general condition is excellent, and the transplant looks normal,” said a statement issued Wednesday from the hospital in the northern city of Amiens where the operation took place.The surgery drew both praise and sobering warnings over its potential risks and ethical and psychological ramifications. If successful — something that may not be known for months or even years — the procedure offers hope to people horribly disfigured by burns, accidents or other tragedies.

If I was going to get a face transplant I would look like this

-----------------------------(before)----------------------------- (after)

5 comments:

Creative Liberty said...

I kidd you not...soup spewed through my nose when I saw that and now I am choking from laughing...

michael said...

I think you look hot...that is photo number 2.

the hamster said...

i'm so proud of you, vince. you've wanted this for years and now you are finally stepping out on faith to achieve your goals. you have my support backing you 110%. go get em, billy jean!

Grandma said...

I'm not sure how I feel about my Grandson sitting on MJ's lap.

andy said...

I heard that they had to keep the donated tissue in a special freezer...





[wait for it]





...just to save face.