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05-18-2011, 08:50 AM #1
First Face Transplant Performed in USAFirst full face transplant in US performed
Full-face transplant recipient 'amazed' at new face
Brigham and Women’s Hospital performs first full face transplant in the US
Brigham and Women’s Hospital surgeons performed the first full face transplant in the United States, attaching a donor's face to Dallas Wiens, 25, (shown) who suffered severe burns in a horrific electrical accident in 2008, the hospital said.
Here, Wiens and his daughter, Scarlette,
Some of the following images are graphic, and may be disturbing to readers.
Dallas Weins, before and after the full face transplant procedure performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital in March 2011.
A 2008 Wiens family photo provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital, shows Dallas Wiens with his daughter, Scarlette, prior to the electrical accident that disfigured his face.
Wiens, 25, described his injuries during an interview in Fort Worth, Texas.
Del Peterson, Wiens's grandfather, gave a thumbs up to the surgical team during a news conference at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Left to right: Dr. Elof Eriksson, Dr. Bohdan Pomahac and Dallas Wiens's grandfather, Del Peterson, spoke to the media during a press conference at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
In this undated photo provided by Brigham and Women's Hospital, Wiens talked on his cellphone while en route for a full face transplant at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Plastic surgeon and burn center director Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, left, participated in the full face transplant for Wiens.
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