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    Full face transplant man reveals his new look on TV

    Full face transplant man reveals his new look on TV

    Oscar continues to need therapy for his speech
    The Spanish man who underwent the world's first full face transplant has revealed his new look before TV cameras.
    The 31-year-old thanked his donor's family and the medics that gave him a new face in March at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona.
    A shooting accident meant his entire facial skin and muscles - including nose and lips - needed replacing.
    Doctors say he can expect to regain up to 90% of his facial functions.
    He had been left unable to breathe, swallow, or talk properly after an accident five years ago. Now he still struggles to speak with clarity and will need months of physical therapy.
    The man, identified only as Oscar, was considered for a full face transplant after nine previous operations failed.
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    A team of 30 experts carried out the 24-hour long operation on 20 March at the hospital in Barcelona.
    Led by Dr JP Barret, the team transplanted muscles, nose, lips, maxilla, palate, all teeth, cheekbones, and the mandible by means of plastic surgery and micro-neurovascular reconstructive surgery techniques.
    It was the first full face transplant performed worldwide, as the 10 operations performed previously had been only partial.
    How surgeons rebuilt the patient's face
    BBC News - Full face transplant man reveals his new look on TV

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    Sorry, but the top photo, is it before or after the op.?

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    He needs a facelift right now after the op.

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    Cornelius donated the face by the look of it.

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    should find a nice girl down in pattaya .

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    Kind of spooky to think that the dead man's family or friends may bump in to him.

    I think the main reason for the operation was to give the guy facial functions he lost when he had a gun accident.

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    Truly the stuff of nightmares.

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    Looks like one of those 'Cabbage Patch' dolls.

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    I think I would just get a more powerful gun and blow my head off. Beauty may be only skin deep but that kind of ugly is all the way to the bone. Very sad.

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    He needs to come here to recuperate, I canít see many Spanish girls willing to give him a good time.

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    Serious question about these face transplants: if a patient is lilly-white and the donated face is sub-Saharan African, does the transplanted skin change color to match up with the patient?

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    It's pretty early days in the field of face transplantation- the technology will certainly improve.

    As strange as the guy looks in the pic above, if you've ever seen what's left after someone suffers a gunshot wound or animal attack to the face, he actually looks amazing.
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Sorry, but the top photo, is it before or after the op.?
    Here is before and after.



    http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-...l26-240389.jpg

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