A 31 year old man is recovering from a full face transplant at his home in
The man had been left unable to breathe, swallow, or talk properly after an accident 5 years ago. A shooting accident meant his entire facial skin and muscles, including nose and lips, needed replacing.
A team of 30 experts carried out the 24-hour long operation on 20 March at the
The first partial face transplant was carried out by doctors in Amiens, France, in 2005 on, Isabelle Dinoire, a 38-year-old woman who had been mauled by her dog. Ms Dinoire received a new nose, chin and lips.
A spokesperson for the
It is fantastic to see medics pushing the boundaries with regards to these life changing operations. Now this specific operation has been heralded a success, we can only hope that many more people will go on to benefit from transplant surgery.
By clinical negligence solicitor and Stephensons' Partner, Louise Griffiths