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First Face Transplant in U.S.


CLEVELAND ? Five years ago, a shotgun blast left a ghastly hole where the middle of her face had been. Five months ago, she received a new face from a dead woman. Connie Culp stepped forward Tuesday to show off the results of the nation's first face transplant, and her new look was a far cry from the puckered, noseless sight that made children run away in horror.





thats unreal, from the side shot of the second pick you would never guess anything had ever happened to her


Agreed, I would never be able to tell what happened.


Awesome! When I first saw the thread title, I said to myself "Oh no, what has Hollywood done now..."

But yeah, cool story.


I read "First Face Plant In US". Gawd I need sleep!



How in the hell does one survive a shotgun blast to the face?


Imagine having known the donor during their lifetime and then meeting this person with their new face. Weird.


wellllllllllllll that's disturbing


When I first saw this I thought it was going to be some fruit or freak taking their plastic surgery addiction to new levels. When I read it I was still shocked but moved. That's insane. I can't imagine the amount of work that took to perform. Modern medicine +1, God 0. Oh yeah I went there.




I read "First Face Palm In US".


People have survived gun shots to the head, being impaled through the skull with sticks and poles, and I believe one case involved a pair of scissors in the eye. Avoid brain damage that involves vital functions and the human body is more durable than some give it credit for.


I know mine is.



You'd be surprised what you can live through.


wow, and he looks pretty normal after surgery




Grose but yea, go science/medicien.


See Phineas Gage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_Gage ... which i'm pretty sure is what prof x was alluding to


i'd hit it.