Face Transplant Surgery Completed - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/2/06

Face Transplant Surgery Completed

Plastic surgeons say they have determined the proper way to perform the first full face transplant.

A few months ago surgeons in France performed the world's first partial face transplant. Now, by practicing on cadavers, researchers in the U.S. have outlined the steps necessary to replace an entire face with a donor face a transplant they estimate would take up to 15 hours.

Doctors are currently reviewing candidates for a full face transplant.

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