Face Transplants a Reality

What we’ve seen in Mission Impossible and 007 seems to be reality . A Face transplant is a reality.

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The Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgical team that performed the United States’ first full-face transplantation (FFT) in March 2011 — and completed a total of three during the year — has released research describing details of patient preparation, novel design and execution of the operation, and unique immunosuppression protocol allowing for lowest long-term maintenance drug regimen. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the research includes details of the early functional outcomes and concludes that FFT is a viable option in the treatment of severe facial deformities and injuries.

Dallas Wiens Smiling 10 Months After Full Face Transplant
By KATIE MOISSE (@katiemoisse) Dallas Wiens, a 25-year-old construction worker from Fort Worth, Texas, reveals his new transplanted face to ‘Good Morning America.’ (ABC News) Ten months after receiving the first full face transplant in the United …
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US proposes regulating face, hand transplants
11, 2011 by the Brigham and Womens Hospital show chimpanzee attack victim Charla Nash after the attack, left, and post-face transplant surgery, right. The US government wants to start regulating face and hand transplants just as kidneys, …
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Transplants Bring New Faces In 2011
by Kristofor Husted Charla Nash received a full-face transplant after she was mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009. Charla Nash received a full-face transplant after she was mauled by a chimpanzee in 2009. If there’s a medical advance that seized the public …
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